Entries by Terry Berke

David Lin Joins Si2 University Partner Network

Sheng-En David Lin, a Phd candidate in Electrical Engineering at Washington State University, has been accepted into the Si2 University Partner Network. His work for Si2 will help validate portions of a new Power Modeling standard which is being contributed to the IEEE P2416 Working Group.  This standard is aimed at system level IP blocks and will […]

Tom Whipple Elected Co-Chair of Si2 OpenStandards Technology Steering Group

Tom Whipple, solutions architect at Zuken, has been elected co-chair of the Si2 OpenStandards Technology Steering Group. He joins co-chair Jerry Frenkil, director of OpenStandards, in this new leadership role.  Paul Stabler of IBM was elected secretary. The Si2 OpenStandards membership offers the option for companies collaborate in one or all of a variety of  […]

MediaTek Joins Si2 OpenAccess Coalition

Si2 welcomes MediaTek Inc. as the newest member of the OpenAccess Coalition. The OpenAccess Database is the world’s most widely used, open reference database for IC design, with a supporting standard API.  It was developed to create authentic interoperability between EDA companies and semiconductor designers and manufacturers. Its adoption has improved design flow efficiency across the […]

Si2 oaScript Symposium: Scripting Made Easy

Si2 oaScript Symposium: Scripting Made Easy DAC 2017 Austin Convention Center, Room 7 Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Can you easily write new applications for your users? We’ll show you how. Can you easily integrate script tools into your applications? We’ll show you how. Do your applications have a fast-track learning system? […]

System level co-design of chip, package and PCB using native design databases in a unified 3D cockpit

Author:  James Church Today’s advanced packaging design requires low layer count and high pin density to satisfy the cost pressures facing the electronics industry. By leveraging the native design formats, rules and technologies of each substrate designers can achieve a cohesive, optimized and properly constrained product. Combining the OpenAccess IC layout database and Zuken’s own […]

Challenges and Opportunities in Global Standardization of Compact Models

DAC 2016 The Si2 Compact Model Coalition (CMC) is a collaborative industry-academia organization for creating standards for SPICE compact models. CMC standards drive innovation across the semiconductor foundry-fabless ecosystem by ensuring that well-vetted compact models and compact model interfaces are consistently implemented in vendor circuit simulators. This panel discusses developing cutting-edge models while simultaneously improving/maintaining […]