Entries by Terry Berke

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, […]

Si2 Publishes White Paper on Expanding Use of AI/ML in Semiconductor Electronic Design

A new Silicon Integration Initiative white paper identifies a common data model as the most critical need to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in semiconductor electronic design automation. The white paper, produced by a 20-member Si2 Special Interest Group, reports on findings of a global survey that identifies planned usage and […]

Rahul Goyal of Intel Re-elected Board Chair of Silicon Integration Initiative

AUSTIN, Texas — Rahul Goyal, vice president and director of R&D strategic enablement at Intel, has been re-elected to a one-year term as chairman of the board of directors of Silicon Integration Initiative, a leading research and development joint venture that provides standard interoperability solutions for integrated circuit design tools. Besides Intel, other companies represented […]

Si2 Announces 2020 Power of Partnerships Award Winners

AUSTIN, Texas – Semiconductor design experts from industry and academia are this year’s winners of the Silicon Integration Initiative’s Power of Partnerships Award, recognizing the Si2 team that has made the most significant contributions to the field of electronic design automation. Led by Jerry Frenkil, Si2 director of OpenStandards, members of the Unified Power Model […]

Executives from Siemens, Qualcomm and Samsung Join Si2 Board of Directors

AUSTIN, Texas—Silicon Integration Initiative, a leading research and development joint venture that provides standard interoperability solutions for semiconductor design tools, announced today the election of its 2020-2021 board of directors. Joining the Si2 board this year are: Juan C. Rey, vice president of Engineering, Mentor, a Siemens Business Pankaj Kukkal, vice president, EDA, Emulation and […]

Jeff Brubaker of Synopsys Joins Si2 OpenAccess Change Team

Jeff Brubaker, infrastructure architect for Custom Compiler at Synopsys, has been elected to the Si2 OpenAccess Change Team. OpenAccess, the world’s most widely used, open-reference database for IC design, creates authentic interoperability between EDA companies and semiconductor designers and manufacturers. Jeff started working on custom design tools at Avanti in 2000 and joined Synopsys in […]

Si2 Launches Survey on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in EDA

Si2 has launched an industry-wide survey to identify planned usage and structural gaps for prioritizing and implementing artificial intelligence and machine learning in semiconductor electronic design automation. The survey is organized by a recently formed Si2 Special Interest Group chaired by Joydip Das, senior engineer, Samsung Electronics, and co-chaired by Kerim Kalafala, senior technical staff […]

Support for OpenAccess 22.50 Ends in June

Effective June 1, 2020, OpenAccess 22.50 (DM5) will no longer be supported and no further source code changes will be made. What this means for OpenAccess Coalition Members The present OA 22.50 releases will be available for the near future, although members should consider plans to migrate to the new OpenAccess 22.60 (DM6). The migration […]

Si2 Compact Model Coalition to Support CEA-Leti SPICE Simulation Model

The Si2 Compact Model Coalition has announced the approval and financial support of L-UTSOI, a new ultra-thin, silicon-on-insulator transistor simulation model developed by CEA-Leti, a France-based research institute for electronics and information technologies. L-UTSOI was selected for support by CMC, a coalition of 30 semiconductor companies that standardizes semiconductor models used in a class of […]