Entries by Terry Berke

Member Spotlight: PhoeniX Software

By Twan Korthorst Chief Executive Officer PhoeniX Software The Netherlands www.phoenixbv.com With the applications space for integrated photonics expanding into traditional electronics areas, existing EDA and photonics design automation design methodologies must merge to provide the most efficient design flow. As integrated photonics presents physical and analytical challenges that require unique methods not available in traditional electronic […]

Si2 Launches Effort to Develop New Integrated Circuit Power Modeling Technology

AUSTIN, Texas–Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), an Austin-based integrated circuit research and development joint venture, has launched a project to help designers reduce power consumption, a growing challenge for most system-on-chip designs. The project will develop new power modeling technology to estimate power consumption more easily and more accurately throughout the design process, especially during the […]

Committee Corner: Gregory Schaeffer, IBM

As the co-chair of the Si2 OpenAccess Change Team, Gregory Schaeffer will attest that change in the technical standards world, though critical, is anything but easy. Schaeffer is a senior software engineer at IBM, his only employer since earning an MS in Computer Science from Case Western University. A native of Elizabethtown, Pa., Schaeffer said […]

Member Spotlight: ANSYS, Inc.

By Vic Kulkarni Senior Vice President and General Manager RTL Power Business ANSYS, Inc. San Jose, Calif. www.ansys.com  Innovation in semiconductor design is enabling smaller device architectures with higher performance and energy-efficient devices for powering smart products in the emerging Internet of Things verticals. In addition to solving problems posed by the Moore’s Law, traditional EDA […]

Design Agility: The Solution to EDA Commoditization

By Marshall Tiner Director, Production Standards In a recent article, Randy Smith, vice president of Marketing for Sonics, pinpointed a problem confronting the EDA industry. “The difference between IP and EDA doesn’t matter much anymore. It is all about design acceleration. “Where can we make a difference?” he added. “The physical design flow has been commoditized at […]

Plans Begin for PDK Special Interest Group

Si2 is planning to launch its first special interest group, which will focus on process design kits. Ted Paone, interoperability standards architect, said the SIG will “refine the methodology to improve process data and create quality process design kits.” Special interest groups are open to all Si2 members. For more information contact Ted Paone, tedp@si2.org