Dr. Jushan Xie, senior software architect at Cadence Design Systems, is the new vice-chair of the Si2 Compact Model Coalition. He joined Cadence in January 1999, working with SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) model extraction tools and later SPICE modeling for circuit simulation. He is currently in charge of Spectre SPICE modeling and reliability modeling. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Saarland, Saarbruecken, Germany, in 1996, and a second Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Louisiana Tech University, in 1999.
The Si2 Compact Model Coalition is a collaborative group that develops and maintains cost-saving SPICE models for IC design.