Geoffrey J. Coram of Analog Devices is the new volunteer technical advisor for the Si2 Compact Model Coalition. In this newly created position he advises the coalition on Verilog-A implementation for its standard compact models. Over the past decade, the preferred language for development and implementation of compact models has shifted from C to Verilog-A. Recognizing […]
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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
http://www.si2.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/openstandards.jpg236236Terry Berkehttp://www.si2.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/si2_xpt-rgb-no-TM-copy-hue-300x230-2-300x230.pngTerry Berke2016-05-10 17:05:122016-12-08 18:06:00Si2 Launches Effort to Develop New Integrated Circuit Power Modeling Technology
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, email@example.com
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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 […]
http://www.si2.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/RD_article.jpg235235Phillip Isenharthttp://www.si2.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/si2_xpt-rgb-no-TM-copy-hue-300x230-2-300x230.pngPhillip Isenhart2016-02-26 17:16:192016-05-26 20:11:43What You Need to Know about R&D Joint Ventures
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 […]
http://www.si2.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/openstandards.jpg236236Phillip Isenharthttp://www.si2.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/si2_xpt-rgb-no-TM-copy-hue-300x230-2-300x230.pngPhillip Isenhart2016-01-24 14:04:222016-12-08 18:08:42OpenStandards: A New Initiative for R&D Collaboration
Join the Si2 Board of Directors and your industry colleagues for an informative update on our recent successes and member opportunities in our collaborative R&D programs.
Si2 will also present the first annual Power of Partnership Awards to our volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the EDA industry. Winners of the inaugural award are key contributors to the oaScript Working Group.
OpenAccess is the industry’s standard design database enabling interoperability between integrated circuit design tools. For over 15 years, as the industry’s design needs and challenges have grown, the OpenAccess API and code have improved to meet them. The latest challenges are application enablement for cloud-computing, silicon photonics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
OpenAccess’ latest release, Data Model 6 (DM6), has been rearchitected to enable EDA software suppliers and chip designers to tackle these issues head-on.
This session highlights improvements in DM6 and defines the path toward tool-interoperable cloud computing.
(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Las Vegas Convention Center, Design on Cloud Pavilion