Si2 announces the second in a series of member-only webinars focusing on XML–Introduction to XML Schemas. XML schemas are the normative definitions of any XML-based standard. The schema defines the domain- specific vocabulary (DSV) and types of values in an XML database. The XML database must conform to its schemas, using the predefined elements and […]
Many Si2 OpenStandards are based on XML, the eXtensible Markup Language. XML files have a consistent syntax and, combined with the domain specific vocabulary defined in the Open Process Specification (OPS) schemas, succinctly capture the data used to model the IC fabrication process to the design tools. The OPS XML database contains the constraints, layers, […]
Matthew Wheaton, a software engineering professional whose experience includes more than 12 years at IBM, has joined Si2 as a senior programmer. His first responsibility is to take the lead on system builds and membership support of the Si2 OpenAccess database and scripting extensions, including oaScript. While at IBM, Wheaton specialized in build, test, and […]
Si2 Members Meeting Set for Monday, June 6, at the Design Automation Conference in Austin, Texas AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced today the election of the 2016-17 board of directors. Board members will be introduced at the Si2 Member Meeting and Reception during the Design Automation Conference (DAC), June 6, 4:00-6:00 […]
Recognizing Outstanding Si2 Committee Volunteers Aparna Dey chairs the Si2 Low Power Working Group and represents Cadence Design Systems in other Si2 activities and industry standards organizations. She also chairs the IEEE Electronic Design Symposium, an annual conference held in Monterey, Calif., and is the treasurer for IEEE Design Automation Standards Committee. As the technical […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Si2 and other research and development joint ventures fill an important need for semiconductor companies competing in a fast-changing global market. What are R&D joint ventures and what do you need to know about them? The National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993 (NCRPA) is the fundamental law that defines R&D joint ventures and […]
OpenStandards, Si2’s newest member initiative, is the product of extensive member research and the core of a streamlined standards development process. John Ellis, president and CEO, said market research and industry trends identified factors key to the creation of OpenStandards. “Speed and agility topped the list. The ability to quickly identify and create a needed […]
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.
President and CEO
Product Engineering Director
Cadence Design Systems
Moving Forward: Si2 OpenAccess 22.60
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.