IPL Alliance to Host Luncheon Workshop at Design Automation Conference

The Interoperable PDK Library (IPL) Alliance announced that it will host a free luncheon workshop at the Design Automation Conference in Anaheim, California on Monday June 9, 2008. Entitled, “Interoperable PDK Libraries: ‘The Proof is In the Pudding!,’” the workshop will explore the process and critical success factors of developing an interoperable PDK.

A complimentary hot buffet lunch will be served. Seating is limited and by reservation only.


IPL Lunch Workshop
Interoperable PDK Libraries: “The proof is in the pudding!”
Foundry Sponsor: TSMC
Charter Sponsors: Ciranova, Magma, SpringSoft, Synopsys
IPL Sponsors: AWR, Mentor Graphics
Monday, June 9th
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom D

At this lunch workshop, IPL members will present an interoperable PDK mechanism. Attendees will hear about the challenges, features, and roadmap, as well as first-hand user experience with the interoperable PDK.

  • 12:00 – 12:20: Complimentary lunch buffet
  • 12:20 – 12:40: Introduction & IPL Overview – Ed Lechner, Synopsys
  • 12:40 – 12:55: TSMC’s View of Interoperable PDK – Tom Quan, TSMC
  • 12:55 – 01:10: TSMC’s PDK Support Process – Steven Chen, TSMC
  • 01:10 – 01:20: IPL Alliance Future Activities – Michael Ma, Ciranova
  • 01:20 – 01:30: Q&A

Register now for this free event. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Other IPL events at DAC include:

  • The Synopsys Interoperability Breakfast on Wednesday, June 11 from 7:30am to 9:30am
  • The IPL Alliance demo suite located in the Synopsys Standards Booth #1541

About IPL Alliance
The IPL (Interoperable PDK Libraries) Alliance is an industry wide collaborative effort to create and promote interoperable process design kit (PDK) standards. Since its inception in April 2007, the IPL Alliance has made tremendous progress in solving PCell interoperability. A free IPL reference library and an online interoperability demonstration are available for download at http://www.iplnow.com, the IPL Alliance web site. An IPL ecosystem has been established to validate PCell interoperability within all members’ tools. The IPL Alliance has formed three technical working groups for Properties and Parameters, PCells and Constraints expanded its charters to address broader interoperability issues with foundry PDKs and design flows. IPL Alliance members include Applied Wave Research (AWR), Ciranova, Helic, JEDAT, Magma Design Automation, Micro Magic, Silicon Navigator, SpringSoft, Synopsys, TSMC and Virage Logic. Mentor Graphics and Pulsic are supporting members.