The International Engineering Consortium today announced the addition of an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Executive Council to its current roster of councils that provide insight, industry knowledge, and planning assistance to the Consortium's many information-industry forums. Currently, the semiconductor and EDA industries lack a forum for presenting new information and technological advancements to the design-engineering community. With the Council's direction, the IEC will provide a strong venue to present design tools and solutions for the electronic-engineering community. The annual, industry-leading DesignCon conference, held in the Silicon Valley, enables the display of design-engineering tools, solutions, and technology. Attendees of the conference come from the computer, semiconductor, communications, consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical, controls, and test and measurement industries.