Peggy Aycinena has written a very detailed and well organized report on DATE, which is the European equivalent of DAC. Read it all here: EDACafe Weekly : DATE 2006: Between Gem�tlichkeit und Angst - March 13, 2006
Furthermore, she refers to the very impressive keynote address by Mentor Graphics' CEO:
** The keynote address delivered on Tuesday morning at DATE by Dr. Wally Rhines, Chairman and CEO at Mentor Graphics and Chair of the EDA Consortium (EDAC) was nothing short of a magnus opus. Rhines simply said it all - simply.
As an aside, I've never met Peggy, though I recognize her name as a long-time EDA analyst and commentator. This column was the first time I've seen her picture, and I can't help but be struck by her resemblence to Arianna Huffington! (And I mean this in a complimentary way.) Separated at birth? What do you think?