A holding essencial point

Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association
Yoichi Morishita, Chairman

The Electronic Design and Solution Fair (EDSFair) represents the merger of the EDA TechnoFair, held by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) as an exhibition specializing in semiconductor design since 1993, and the FPGA/PLD Design Conference & Exhibit, which was held by FPGA/PLD vendors and related university representatives. The Fair was highly evaluated by participants from around the world in its first staging at Pacifico Yokohama in February 2001.

In the realm of semiconductors, the pillars of information technology (IT), the ability to increase the performance of large-scale integrated circuits (LSIs), advance systems-on-chip and realize more energy efficient devices in short development periods is making electronic circuit design and solutions more important than ever before.

On a global scale, development is proceeding on advanced device and system LSI design technologies to incorporate millions of gates on a single chip, achieve high-speed interfaces and deal with increasingly high-level software installations.

As a comprehensive solutions exhibition, the EDSFair reflects this trend by introducing advanced technologies in fields such as EDA (Electronic Design Automation), ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) and FPGA/PLDs (Field Programmable Gate Array/Programmable Logic Devices), as well as IP (intellectual property) usage technologies, embedded software technologies and design services.

The second staging of the fair, on January 24 and 25, 2002, in Pacifico Yokohama, will take such technologies to a new level of sophistication. It is to be held under the slogan What enables your designs to win in the 21st century? and its objective is to fulfill todays needs for unprecedented solutions combining leading-edge technologies in diverse areas.

Preparations are underway for the EDSFair 2002 to set up a network of cooperation with the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC) held by the U.S. Design Automation Conference (DAC). As a result, the EDSFair is being set up as an international convention on the scale of DAC and Europes Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE). We anticipate exhibits by Western EDA vendors, FPGA/PLD vendors, silicon suppliers, IP providers, library vendors, design houses and related companies, as the Fair takes on he aspects of a place for the emergence of global business opportunities.

In addition, an upgraded FPGA/PLD Design Conference and technology forums will enrich the Fairs contents. I am confident that this event will provide all exhibitors and visitors with efficient and effective opportunities for information exchange and new business development. All of us involved with the Fair look forward to your visiting the show.

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