As you can tell by my title I don’t spin the numbers for our industry’s most popular trade show, so take a look at attendance over the past four years to see how the recession is slowing down for DAC :
DAC46 in San Francisco last year had a respectable 7,996 total people (vendors, exhibit attendees, technical conference attendees).
The lower attendance this year just meant that as a blogger I could spend quality time with each EDA exhibitor to understand what was new, and why their product was relevant to IC design.
In the official DAC post you won’t see the 25% decline even mentioned because it is too stark. Conversely, if there was an increase you would certainly see that in bold print.
Long live DAC, so see you all next year in San Diego, California.