Five Companies Join Si2's Low Power Coalition

Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced that AMD, ARM, Freescale, Golden Gate Technology and IBM have joined Si2′s Low Power Coalition (LPC), increasing the total to 17 members. In addition, Gill Watt, engineering manager at AMD, has been elected as Chair of the LPC. Tony Luk, director, Industry Alliances at Cadence Design Systems, was elected LPC Vice-Chair.

“The LPC continues to gain momentum as the focus turns to a comprehensive roadmap for complete low power design flows. The strong end-user representation on the LPC, as well as EDA vendor support is driving development of low power standards targeted for user adoption,” said Steve Schulz, president and CEO, Si2. “This growing industry support is evidence of the value and relevance the LPC brings to enhancing design flows for low-power design.”

About the Low Power Coalition (LPC)
The Low-Power Coalition (LPC) will deliver enhanced capabilities in low-power Integrated Circuit (IC) design flows in particular relating to specifications of low-power design intent, architectural tradeoffs, logical/physical implementation, design verification and testability.

About Si2
Si2 is an organization of industry-leading semiconductor, systems, EDA, and manufacturing companies focused on improving 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. Si2 is uniquely positioned to enable collaboration through a strong implementation focus driven by its member companies. Si2 focuses on developing practical technology solutions to industry challenges. Si2 represents over 100 companies involved in all parts of the silicon supply chain throughout the world.