AUSTIN, USA: The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) today announced that its 15th Si2/OpenAccess+ Conference will be held on October 20, 2010, at the Network Meeting Center-Techmart, Santa Clara.
The Conference will feature speakers and demonstrations from several of the industry’s leading semiconductor and electronic-design automation (EDA) companies. John Bruggeman, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Cadence Design Systems will provide the keynote address.
This conference will cover the increasingly inter-related areas of OpenAccess, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Low Power design and the newest Coalition for Open PDKs.
Updates on the industry adoption of OpenAccess will be presented along with status and plans for the future for all coalitions. Semiconductor companies and EDA vendors who have adopted Si2 standards will discuss their advanced capabilities and their experience.
There will be a DFM session which will cover the first-ever meta language standard, OpenDFM, which describes DRC and DFM checks in a tool-agnostic fashion. The session will also include a presentation on the concepts driving process targeting which is becoming a key enabler for technology nodes at 32nm and below. Another session will cover the exciting new activity in the industry on truly open Process Design Kits.
This Coalition has taken off very rapidly due to the pent up demand in the industry for standards at this fundamental level of design. In addition, OpenAccess is growing dramatically and is now a “must have” for all industry players, and the talks in this session will highlight relevant experiences.
A session on low-power design will discuss recent Low Power Coalition work in power modeling standards, and user presentations on lower design efforts at ARM and Renesas Electronics Corp.