june, 2017

19jun2:00 pm- 4:00 pmDAC Event: Organizational Meeting -- Si2 OpenAccess and PDK Users Special Interest Groups2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST Austin Convention Center--Room 7Event Organized By: Silicon Integration Initiative

Event Details

bullseyeJoin Us at DAC 2017 as Si2 Launches Special Interest Groups
For our OpenAccess and PDK Users

Si2 Special Interest Groups guide the research and development activities for Si2 OpenAccess and PDK users. Working under the anti-trust protection of Si2, SIG members solve common design problems by sharing hundreds of years of technical expertise. Learn how to join the industry leaders working on these new Si2 collaborative activities.







tedTed Paone
Interoperability Standards Architect
Silicon Integration Initiative




strang-btvSue  Strang
PDK  Enablement

IBM PDK Customization — Customization and validation of design tools and design kits is standard for any fabless technology company. To support the IBM Research and Systems design missions, custom tools are integrated into a vendor methodology and PDKs are analyzed and enhanced to include design specific models, tooling and rules.  Collaboration from CAD vendors and foundries proposed by the PDK Users Special Interest Group is essential to address this issue..

Sue Strang is a member of the IBM Research team at the Albany NanoTech Center for Semiconductor Research.  Her primary focus is CAD/PDK designs for joint alliance development  of nanoscale technology for pathfinding, specializing in testsite design environment and methodologies using Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor tools.  Sue was a principal developer of  IBM’s Advanced node PDKs prior as a member of the Semiconductor Research and Development Center in Essex Junction Vermont designing Device Models and Process Design Kits for IBM’s BiCMOS, CMOS, RF-CMOS, SiGe, and SOI technologies.  Sue has over 20 years’ experience in foundry CAD development and design teams.


corykrug_160-1Cory Krug
Staff CAD Engineer
Samsung Austin R&D Center


Troublemaker’s Guide to Si2 OpenAccess — A quick primer on how to setup an OpenAccess/oaScript environment  from scratch, including compiling tips and library setup.  Then a few examples projects that show how oaScript can be used in product development.

Cory Krug has been working in Austin’s semiconductor industry for over 20 years.  In his 12 years at AMD, he implemented core blocks for early Opteron CPUs, conducted project-level optimization tasks, and led STA signoff for two server-class SoC products.  At Oracle Labs, Cory designed and built the methodology for the RAPID physical design team.  He recently joined Samsung Austin R&D Center as a member of their Implementation CAD team.  Since 2010, he has been a developer for Si2’s oaScript Working Group.


whippleTom Whipple
Solutions Architect
Zuken USA


Zuken is an EDA company offering solutions for electronic and electrical design for over 40 years. As part of their next generation native 3D, system-level design platform CR-8000, Zuken is offering true chip, package, PCB, and mechanical co-design environment which is enabled by OpenAccess completely integrated within CR-8000 Design Force. In fact, Zuken is the only EDA vendor that provides mask-ready IC RDL routing (I/O’s to bumps) in their PCB tool! The OpenAccess database makes for a seamless interface with IC design tools and enables package designers to easily design up to the IC I/O pad ring, aligning IC I/O’s, RDL, and bumps with package layout.

Tom Whipple recently joined the Zuken SOZO center supporting development of chip-package-board design flows and methodologies. Prior to Zuken he worked at Cadence for the past two decades in IC design and as a Product Engineering Architect defining chip-package-board co-design tools and flows.


Admission:  Complimentary



Don’t Miss Another Si2 PDK-focused DAC Event:
Customizing PDKs for Design Specific Requirements

Sunday, June 18
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room 19AB



(Monday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST


Austin Convention Center--Room 7

500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701


Silicon Integration Initiative9111 Jollyville Road, Austin TX 78759

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