The Design Automation TC is involved with the use of computer-oriented techniques in all aspects of the design process of computer & electronic systems, with particular emphasis on design languages, logic synthesis, verification techniques (including digital simulation), manufacturing interface data, graphics, and database management. It sponsors and co-sponsors different conferences and workshops like the Workshop on High-Level Synthesis, the annual workshop on Electronic Design Processes (EDP), the annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) with ACM SIGDA, and publishes the Design Automation TC Newsletter six times a year in Design and Test magazine.

It has established specific links with the other organizations involved in Design Automation such as: VHDL International (VI), Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC), the European SIGVHDL, Verilog International.The DATC Newsletter offers editorial space for all of these organizations.

IEEE Design Automation TC Chair
Dr. David Kung
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center