AUSTIN, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 20, 2011 — The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) today announced that its 16th Si2 Conference will be held on October 20, 2011, at the Network Meeting Center-Techmart, Santa Clara, CA. The Conference will feature speakers and demonstrations from several of the industry’s leading semiconductor and electronic-design automation (EDA) companies. Dr. Ajoy Bose, Chairman, President, and CEO of Atrenta will provide the keynote address, entitled “SoC Realization – Building a Bridge to New Markets and Renewed Growth.”
This conference will cover the increasingly inter-related areas of OpenAccess, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Low Power design, and Open PDK standards. Updates on the ongoing enhancements to OpenAccess and it industry adoption will be presented along with status and plans for the future for all coalitions and projects. Speakers will include participants from: AMD, Cadence, Calypto, Entasys, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, LSI, Mentor Graphics, SpringSoft, STMicroelectronics, and TI.
There will be a DFM session which will cover the latest status of the projects in the DFM Coalition, such as, standardization of a format to transfer parasitic data from a foundry or technology provider, as well as the approach taken to verify the standards created by this coalition. Another session will cover the progress made in the past year in defining standards for PDK’s which are the fundamental building block for semiconductor design. In addition, OpenAccess is growing dramatically, based on the increasing membership in the OpenAccess Coalition and the number of companies who have developed tools and flows on this industry standard. It is now a "must have" for industry players and the talks in this session will highlight relevant experiences. Low Power Coalition work in power modeling standards, and application of the latest standard will be presented.
As in prior conferences, there will be an evening session that will showcase demos of advances based on the technologies offered by Si2. This session will also serve as a valuable opportunity for networking. Refreshments will be served.
Si2 is the largest organization of industry-leading semiconductor, systems, EDA and manufacturing companies focused on the development and adoption of standards to improve the way integrated circuits are designed and manufactured, in order to speed time-to market, reduce costs, and meet the challenges of sub-micron design. Now in its 23rd year, Si2 is uniquely positioned to enable timely collaboration through dedicated staff and a strong implementation focus driven by its member companies. Si2 represents nearly 100 companies involved in all parts of the silicon supply chain throughout the world. See www.si2.org .
Silicon Integration Initiative
William Bayer, 512-342-2244, ext. 304