Entries by Terry Berke

John Lee of Ansys Joins Si2 Board of Directors

John Lee, general manager and vice president of the Ansys Electronics and Semiconductor Division, has been elected to the Silicon Integration Initiative board of directors. He replaces Vic Kulkarni, who retires from Ansys this month. Lee co-founded and served as CEO of Gear Design Solutions, which was acquired by Ansys in 2015. Gear Design developed […]

Johannes Grad of Cadence First Si2 Pinnacle Award Winner

Johannes Grad, product engineer at Cadence Design Systems, is the winner of the first quarterly Pinnacle Award, presented to volunteers for exceptional contributions to Si2’s success as an R&D joint venture. A member of the Cadence Custom IC and PCS Group, Johannes focuses on OpenAccess development, supporting advanced process nodes, and software infrastructure for physical […]

Ali Sadigh Joins Si2 Technical Team; Robert Hill Named Client Account Manager

Ali Sadigh, a technical professional with more than 25 years of experience in computational electromagnetics, circuit simulation and industrial data acquisition and management, has joined Silicon Integration Initiative as a principal software design engineer. Si2 also announced that Robert Hill has been named client account manager Before joining Si2, Sadigh worked with AVEVA Group as […]

Aparna Dey of Cadence Joins Si2 Board of Directors

Aparna Dey, senior product marketing group director at Cadence Design Systems, has been elected to the Silicon Integration Initiative board of directors. She replaces Stan Krolikoski who served on Si2’s board since 2016. Dey is responsible for the Cadence electronic design automation and intellectual property standards activities. She also manages the participation, contribution, partnerships and […]

Si2 Workshop Explores Global Effort to Measure AI Compute Capacity and Infrastructure

An international effort to assess artificial intelligence compute capacity and help governments make informed AI infrastructure investments is the focus of an online workshop hosted by Silicon Integration Initiative, January 29, 8:00-10:00 am PST. Keith Strier, vice president, Worldwide AI Initiatives at NVIDIA, will discuss the AI Compute Task Force created in early 2020 by […]

Intel, Microsoft, IBM Technologists Elected to Si2 OpenAccess Coalition Leadership Posts

Raymond Rodriguez, director of Strategic CAD Capabilities at Intel, has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the Silicon Integration Initiative OpenAccess Coalition board of directors. Ben Bowers, principal design engineer at Microsoft, was elected OAC vice-chair. Gregory Schaeffer, senior software engineer at IBM, was reelected as the OpenAccess Change Team co-architect. The […]

Dr. Leigh Anne Clevenger Named Si2 Director, OpenStandards

Silicon Integration Initiative has selected Dr. Leigh Anne Clevenger as director of OpenStandards, effective January 1, 2021. She will replace Jerry Frenkil, who has served in this role since 2015. Frenkil will remain with Si2 as an advisor to staff, board, and member companies on adoption of the IEEE 2416 Unified Power Modeling Standard. Since […]

Si2 Compact Model Coalition Releases Vital Updates to Industry Workhorse BSIM-Bulk

The Si2 Compact Model Coalition has released important updates to the popular BSIM-Bulk standard, a compact SPICE model developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and supported by developers at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Three years in the making, the latest version of BSIM-Bulk offers improved accuracy, convergence and performance over […]

Si2 Compact Model Coalition Offers Automatic Rule-Checking Software to Members and Developers

CMC Technical Advisor Geoffrey Coram of Analog Devices has developed and contributed device model rule-enforcing software to Si2. Known as Verilog-A Model Pythonic Rule Enforcer, or VAMPyRE, the software is a standalone compact model parser and checker written in Python. VAMPyRE checks compact model implementation for a variety of problematic errors, such as hidden-state variables, […]