Companies to Showcase Silicon Integration Initiative Projects, Tools

Six companies/organizations will be demonstrating their Si2 project-based products and solutions in the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) Booth #5263 at the Design Automation Conference on June 3-7, in San Diego, CA.

AnaGlobe Technology: will demonstrate their integrated layout solution that uses the OpenAccess database. OpenAccess’ Pcell mechanism is used to provide very powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use customizable cells. AnaGlobe claims significant productivity gains to reduce conventional test chip development cycles, as well as providing integrated DFM analysis results, DRC/LVS results, and density.

Analog Rails: will demonstrate a custom OpenAccess based, native IC design environment containing a single database (synchronized with crossprobing) schematic and layout editor, eliminating the need to run LVS. It includes automatic analog and RF layout device creation and routing. The manual layout editor is DRC aware, so rulers are optional. Devices automatically snap and align, taking into account design rules and connectivity from the schematic. The simulation environment handles multiple testbenches and simulators.

Cadence Design Systems: will discuss their products and industry ecosystem support of three Si2 standards: CPF 1.0, OpenAccess, and ECSM. Cadence’s comprehensive family of low power tools uses CPF 1.0 to provide a holistic and scalable solution to low power leaders for their production designs. To demonstrate the broad support for CPF in the ecosystem, several solution providers will present details of their product support in CPF-based flows. In addition, Cadence will present an overview of the design flows across multiple platforms using OpenAccess to enhance productivity in the design cycle. Cadence will also present the new Encounter Timing System that supports Si2 ECSM standard and is being rapidly adopted into design flows for nanometer timing signoff.

OpenAccess Coalition: will demonstrate the Si2oaDebug tool which works stand-alone or in conjunction with C++ debuggers (dbx, gdb, Visual Studio) to display OpenAccess objects, their attributes and associations with other objects, in console XML or GUI dynamic HTML (with active links to traverse relationships, bind masters, load parasitics, expand occurrences, and filter/sort results). Conventional debuggers alone cannot readily display this information since OA Object data is hidden behind API class methods. Si2oaDebug automates traversal and access to Objects in a persistent repository or run-time model.

Open Modeling Coalition: will demonstrate the Open Access Dynamic Library Plugin. This plugin will facilitate consistent timing across applications, thus allowing multi-vendor design flows to better correlate. The plugin leverages both the Open Access data model and the IEEE 1481 Delay Calculation Language interface.

In addition, SEMI and Si2 will be highlighting their partnership to address the increasing cost and complexities associated with design for manufacturability of integrated circuits.

SEMI is the global industry association serving companies that provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors. The SEMI International Standards Program, established in 1973, covers all aspects of semiconductor process equipment and materials, from wafer manufacturing to test, assembly and packaging. Over 740 SEMI Standards have been developed that help improve quality and consistency while reducing design and manufacturing costs. SEMI and Si2 have successfully partnered together in providing joint solutions for our members’ common problems, such as Design for Manufacturing. SEMI will be highlighting their products and services benefiting the EDA community.

The Annual Si2 Members Meeting will be held on June 4, 2007 from 6-7:30 PM in the San Diego Convention Center, Room #27A, San Diego, CA. You do not have to be a member to attend the meeting.

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 107 companies involved in all parts of the silicon supply chain throughout the world.