The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced that its 13th Si2/OpenAccess+ Conference will be held on October 13, 2008, at the Network Meeting Center at 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. The keynote speaker will be a luminary in the EDA industry, Lucio Lanza of Lanza techVentures.
The 13th Si2/OpenAccess+ Conference will showcase a wide variety of presentations and demos that will demonstrate recent and pervasive OpenAccess adoption among end-users, IDM’s, fabless/fab-lite companies, and EDA companies. In addition to informative presentations on new OpenAccess based tools, there will be presentations on the use of OpenAccess as a platform for multi-company flow integration, such as the Interoperable PDK Library (IPL) initiative, highlighting that the original promise of OpenAccess has come to fruition. The demo session/mixer in the evening, which has always been a highlight of previous conferences as a forum to exchange current know-how on implementation advances, will showcase some of the interesting capabilities exploiting OpenAccess presented during the day sessions.
Speakers will include representatives from LSI, eAsic, Atrenta, Cadence, Ciranova, Synopsys, Intel, Sun Microsystems, and Renesas. As in past conferences, there will be demonstrations of tools and supporting capabilities during the evening “Wine and Cheese Reception.” Companies scheduled to participate include: Cadence, Nangate, Synopsys, Ciranova, and several others.
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 nearly 100 companies involved in all parts of the silicon supply chain throughout the world.