– Si2 to Demonstrate System-Level Unified Power Model and Power Tool at DAC 2018 New Standard and Prototype Tool Estimate and Control IC Power Consumption – AUSTIN, Texas —Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), an Austin-based integrated circuit research and development joint venture, will demonstrate its Unified Power Model (UPM), a newly developed system-level power modeling standard, […]
Help us find ways to improve Si2 OpenAccess, the world’s most widely used, open reference database for IC design, with a supporting standard API. This three-minute survey provide insights members of the OpenAccess Coalition will use to bolster design-tool interoperability in the coming years.
AUSTIN, Texas–The Silicon Integration Initiative Compact Model Coalition has released the Open Model Interface, an Si2 standard, C-language application programming interface that supports SPICE compact model extensions.OMI allows circuit designers to simulate and analyze such important physical effects as self-heating and aging, and perform extended design optimizations. It is based on TMI2, the TSMC Model Interface, which […]
Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) has launched a comprehensive, international survey to identify and address ways to streamline and improve the IC design ecosystem. Survey results will be announced in a DAC 2018 white paper, whose contents will present an industry consensus on specific ways the industry can manage the rising costs of more complex designs and […]
By Marshall Tiner Director of Production Standards Si2 What is open about Si2 OpenAccess? It seems these days everything is “open,” and the terms get confusing. Here is a short history of a few key areas to help clarify things. The label “open source” is credited to the free software movement of 1998. […]
Silicon Integration Initiative Inc. (Si2), a research and development joint venture providing standard interoperability solutions for IC design tools, has launched a working group to standardize a new, formal declarative language that greatly simplifies finding and correcting design flaws in complex, leading-edge chip designs early in a design flow. Named OPAL (Open Pattern Analysis for Layout), […]
Si2 Approves Two IC Design Simulation Standards for Fast-Growing Gallium Nitride Market Compact Model Coalition Models Expected to Reduce Costs, Speed Time-to-Market For Immediate Release AUSTIN–The Silicon Integration Initiative’s (Si2) Compact Model Coalition (CMC) has approved two integrated circuit design simulation standards that target the fast-growing global market for gallium nitride semiconductors. The […]
Dr. Jushan Xie, senior software architect at Cadence Design Systems, is the new vice-chair of the Si2 Compact Model Coalition. He joined Cadence in January 1999, working with SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) model extraction tools and later SPICE modeling for circuit simulation. He is currently in charge of Spectre SPICE modeling and […]
Empyrean Software, Qorvo Join Si2 Compact Model Coalition For Immediate Release AUSTIN, Texas—Empyrean Software and Qorvo have joined the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) Compact Model Coalition (CMC), a collaborative group that funds the standardization of cost-saving SPICE models for integrated circuit designs. They join 30 other companies that increasingly rely on the […]
Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) is recruiting engineering students for its University Partner Network, a program that offers real-world, electronic design automation job experience. Si2 is the industry’s most experienced, federally registered research and development joint venture for the collaborative development of standard, interoperable EDA software. Marshall Tiner, director of Production Standards, who oversees the […]
AUSTIN—Silicon Integration Initiative, Inc. (Si2), a research and development joint venture focused on integrated circuit design tool interoperability standards, has launched a System Level Power working group to create the Si2 Unified Power Model (UPM), a standard which will strengthen power management in system-level IC design. Jerry Frenkil, director of the OpenStandards Coalition, which incubates […]
Si2 is seeking industry input on an international effort to identify and address ways to streamline and improve the IC design ecosystem. The finished product will be a DAC 2018 white paper whose contents will present an industry consensus on specific ways the industry can manage the rising costs of more complex designs and smaller geometries. […]
Si2 OpenAccess is the common design standard for today’s EDA infrastructure. OpenAccess data base APIs have been used by the EDA industry for 13 years. In that time, new computing environments have emerged that deliver better performance and faster development times. OpenAccess has also embraced this future with new capabilities that: improve design flow performance; allow it to run on multiple computers; quickly solve more complex problems; and secure the design data.
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Cadence Design Systems
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Vice President, Electronic Design Automation
Cloud-Based Design and Design-as-a-Service: Requirements for EDA Tools
Join the Si2 Board of Directors and your industry colleagues for an informative update on our recent successes, member opportunities in our collaborative R&D programs, and results of a global survey on how to streamline and improve the IC design ecosystem.
Rahul Goyal, Board Chair and Vice President Electronic Design Automation Intel Corp.
Si2 Member Update
John Ellis, President and CEO Si2
Si2 Design Ecosystem Survey: We asked. You answered. We listened.
The Si2 Design Ecosystem Special Interest Group conducted a survey to determine the direction of design in the next three years and identify the gaps in the current ecosystem. Responses from more than 120 participants have been analyzed and will presented in this informative panel discussion. Panelists will review key findings and suggestions to manage rising costs of more complex designs, smaller geometries and regulatory requirements.
Ted Paone Coordinator, Special Interest Groups Si2
Larg Wieland Technical Fellow PDF Solutions
Justin Coleman Principal CAD Engineer Micron Technology
Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Only employees of Si2 member companies may attend.