Silicon Integration Initiative Announces Si2 OpenAccess+ Conference

The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced that its 11th OpenAccess+ Conference will be held on November 5, 2007, at Sun Microsystems’ Santa Clara Conference Center in Santa Clara, California. The Conference will feature speakers and demonstrations from several of the industry’s leading semiconductor and electronic-design automation (EDA) companies. Cadence Design System’s Ted Vucurevich, Sr. Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Research & Development, will be providing the keynote address.

The 11th OpenAccess+ Conference will focus on progress in achieving interoperability, a fundamental promise of OpenAccess. Important EDA tool releases and progress by end-users using OpenAccess indicates that the promise of interoperability is now a reality. The important new Data Model 4 which allows a new level of application functionality will be discussed. A special presentation will explore experiences shared across 5 EDA companies in how OA based design data can flow unencumbered across the types of tools that form the backbone of custom IC design flows. It will demonstrate how the OA model is a baseline for interoperability and how extensions are engineered to complete design data mobility.

A special lunch session will detail a new proposal for a set of building-block components with standardized APIs to enable construction of end-customer tailored applications and flows.

Speakers will include representatives from Sun Microsystems, Cadence, Synopsys, Intel, North Carolina Sate University, Carleton University, Hewlett-Packard and LSI. Finally, there will be a number of companies who will be providing real-life evidence of the value of OpenAccess through demonstrations of their tools on the OpenAccess reference implementation, including a recent contribution from Synopsys.

More information: OpenAccess+ Conference

About the OpenAccess Standard and Si2
The OpenAccess Coalition is a community-driven initiative formed to enable the creation of tightly integrated flows involving best-in-class commercial and proprietary tools and intellectual property, necessary to support design of today’s complex chips. This is done through an open-standard data-access interface (API) and reference database implementation supporting that API. Leading electronics companies with significant investment in CAD tools and infrastructure, as well as many commercial electronic-design automation (EDA) tool providers, have embraced the OpenAccess initiative as a means to support rapid product development. The OpenAccess Coalition operates under the governance and bylaws of 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.