Entries by Terry Berke

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, […]

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 […]