DAC 2012: Energetic Si2 finds time to look back

By Paul Dempsey |  1 Comment  |  Posted: May 30, 2012
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It’s the 10th anniversary of the Si2-administered OpenAccess API and database standard, and the organization will mark it at a (sorry, already sold out) lunch and (tickets still available) recetption at DAC. But the meat of its activities at the conference are very much aimed at tomorrow.

GlobalFoundries has contributed its very smart DRC+ pattern matching DFM technology and that is now being built into a new version of the OpenDFM standard. DRC+ pioneer Vito Dai is among the speakers at a session on DRC+’s evolution at DAC, alongside colleagues from Samsung, LSI, TI and Cadence.

It is just part of a day-long Si2 splurge that will also cover the Open Process Specification (OPS), which aims to ease the development of process design kits (PDKs) based around any vendor’s (or any proprietary) flow, and a review of work towards 3D standards through the organization’s own Open3D Tab.

It all takes place on DAC Monday (June 4), and you can find registration details here.

  • 09.30-10.00 OPS comes to life
  • 10.45-12.15 DRC+: The next frontier
  • 14.00-15.00 New Si2 standards in action on real-world tools (OpenPDK and OpenDFM)
  • 15.15-16.30 Standards for a 3D world (panel)

If you can’t make DAC yourself, we’ll be providing a round-up of the day’s events shortly after they conclude.

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