Sponsors 2018-02-14T15:23:21+00:00

We would like to extend our thanks to all our sponsors for helping to support the AACD Workshop in Edinburgh.


Analog Devices designs and manufactures semiconductor products and solutions. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure and connect.

At Cirrus Logic, our global workforce of more than 1,400 people thrive in a culture of innovation that is developing the world’s leading audio and voice ICs. With an emphasis on low power design expertise, Cirrus Logic’s world-class mixed-signal products bridge the analog world around us with the digital world of our technology.

For more than three decades Cirrus Logic has pioneered many of the great audio achievements in consumer electronics history. From the first audio chips used in desktop PCs in the 1990s to the most cutting-edge products of today like digital headsets, audio innovation will always be our lifeblood.

Dialog Semiconductor provides highly integrated standard and custom mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), optimized for smartphone, computing, IoT, LED solid state lighting and smart home applications. Dialog’s power saving technologies, including DC/DC configurable system power management, deliver high efficiency and enhance the consumer experience by extending battery life. Dialog’s AC/DC technology enables faster charging of portable devices. Its technology portfolio also includes audio, Bluetooth® low energy, Rapid Charge™ AC/DC power conversion and multi-touch.


Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of digital and analog semiconductor connectivity solutions. Broadcom Limited’s extensive product portfolio serves four primary end markets: wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage and industrial & other. Applications for our products in these end markets include: data center networking, home connectivity, set-top box, broadband access, telecommunications equipment, smartphones and base stations, data center servers and storage, factory automation, power generation and alternative energy systems, and electronic displays. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com

Patches and wristbands monitor our vital signs. Vehicles drive themselves. Networked homes regulate temperature, control lighting, and sound an alarm after detecting an intruder. All of this is made possible by highly integrated, high-performance semiconductor technologies.

At Maxim Integrated, we’re solving engineering problems, developing advanced ICs that are helping our customers create products that shape our world. From our sensor platforms to our highly integrated analogue ICs solutions for embedded security, power management, interfaces, and much more, our technologies empower design innovation. Learn more about us at www.maximintegrated.com.


Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company’s System Design Enablement strategy helps customers develop differentiated products—from chips to boards to systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at cadence.com.

Driving analog design to the next level, Synopsys offers a comprehensive Custom Design Platform comprised of a unified suite of design and verification tools that accelerates the development of robust custom designs. Anchored by the Custom Compiler™ custom design environment, the platform features industry-leading circuit simulation performance and a fast, easy-to-use custom layout editor. It includes technologies for parasitic extraction, reliability analysis, and physical verification. The Synopsys Custom Design Platform is based on the OpenAccess database, includes open APIs for third-party tool integration, and supports programming in TCL and Python. Platform tools include HSPICE® and FineSim® SPICE, CustomSim™ FastSPICE, Custom Compiler layout and schematic editor, StarRC™ parasitic extraction and IC Validator physical verification. For more information, visit www.customcompiler.info.