What Keeps You Up at Night?

For those of you who have not been paying attention, DVCon 2010 starts next week. In a previous post I described several events I'll be involved with except for one very important item.  This year I will be moderating the newly dubbed Industry Leaders Panel right after Lip-Bu Tan's keynote address.  The panel starts at 3:30pm on Wednesday, February 24.

Why am I hosting the panel this year? As it turns out, David Letterman, John Stewart, and Hugh Jackman were not available (click the link then scroll down and watch the video), so the DVCon steering committee was stuck with me ;-).

This year’s panel will ask the panelists “What Keeps You Up At Night?” and other pressing questions about what they see as the market’s challenges and opportunities. There will, as usual, be a no-holds-barred question and answer period. The panel will be made up of senior managers and directors from some of the world's top semiconductor companies (large, medium, and small), along with the analyst and consultant perspectives.

  • Steven Gary - Numetrics Management Systems, Inc.
  • John Goodenough - ARM Ltd.
  • Sheela Pillai - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
  • Jim Crocker - Paradigm Works, Inc.
  • Victor Melamed - Ambarella

I would very much appreciate and enjoy any public or private comments you would like to share with me about what keeps you up at night on the types of projects you work on. I'm sure those of you approaching tapeout will have a long list! Also, I would like to make the panel as interactive as possible, and will collect any questions you'd like me to ask the panelists on your behalf. Feel free to post comments to this post or mail me at jl at coolverification dot com.

Thanks all, and I look forward to seeing you at DVCon next week!