Entries by Terry Berke

Joydip Das of Samsung Named Si2 Pinnacle Award Winner

Joydip Das, staff engineer at Samsung Austin Research & Development Center in Austin, Texas, has received the quarterly Silicon Integration Initiative Pinnacle Award. This award recognizes volunteers for their exceptional contributions to Si2’s success as a leading semiconductor R&D joint venture. Das was selected for his contributions to the Si2 AI/ML in EDA Special Interest […]

Authors of AI/ML White Paper Win Annual Si2 Power of Partnerships Award

Presentation set during Si2 Annual Technology Forum Authors of a groundbreaking Silicon Integration Initiative white paper identifying a common data model as the most critical need to accelerate artificial intelligence and machine learning in semiconductor electronic design automation are winners of the 2021 Si2 Power of Partnerships Award. The annual awards recognize the Si2 volunteer […]

Hongmei Li Named IBM Representative to Si2 OpenAccess Coalition

Hongmei Li is the new IBM representative to the Si2 OpenAccess Coalition.  Li currently manages the Product Design Enablement Group in the IBM electronic design automation organization. She replaces Paul Stabler, a long-time supporter of OpenAccess activities, who is retiring from IBM. Over her 17-year IBM career, Li has worked on radio-frequency MOSFET and passive […]

Views from the Cloud: Si2 Annual Technology Forum

The growing impact and productivity gains of designing semiconductors in the cloud comprise the focus the Si2 Annual Technology Forum, an online event scheduled for Friday, August 6, from 8:00 a.m. – to 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Registration is free. For details click here. Silicon Integration Initiative is an R&D joint venture providing standard […]

Executives from Cadence, SK Hynix Join Si2 Board of Directors

AUSTIN, Texas—Silicon Integration Initiative, a leading research and development joint venture providing standard interoperability solutions for semiconductor design tools, announced today the election of its board of directors for 2021-2022. Joining the Si2 board for their first full terms are: Aparna Dey, Senior Product Marketing Group Director, Cadence Design Systems Do Chang-Ho, Vice President, Computer Aided […]

Si2 Releases New Version of oaScript Extension

Si2 has released oaScript v4.1, which contains a number of improvements to the script versions of the OpenAccess API:  New oaByteArray versions of oaParam::getAppVal/oaParam::setAppVal ·Support for Python-3.8, Python-3.9 and Ruby-2.7 New HTML language-specific documentation For more information contact Marshall Tiner, director of Production Standards, mtiner@si2.org.

Peter Lee of Micron Tapped for Si2 Pinnacle Award

Peter Lee, director of a global team responsible for the DRAM design environment at Micron Technology, will receive the quarterly Silicon Integration Initiative Pinnacle Award. This award recognizes volunteers for their exceptional contributions to Si2’s success as a leading semiconductor R&D joint venture. Lee serves as chair of the Si2 Compact Model Coalition, an international […]

Silicon Integration Initiative Targets New Silicon Carbide Standard SPICE Model

The Si2 Compact Model Coalition has voted to fund and standardize a SPICE model for silicon carbide-based metal-on-silicon field-effect transistors. Featuring high efficiency and fast operation with low switching losses, silicon carbide-based metal-on-silicon-field effect transistors are popular in high-growth semiconductor applications such as photovoltaic inverters and converters, industrial motor drives, electric vehicle powertrain and EV […]

Si2 Names Vic Kulkarni Chief Strategy Officer

Vic Kulkarni, former vice president of strategy at Ansys, has joined Silicon Integration Initiative as chief strategy officer. He now supports the Si2 leadership team’s expanding opportunities as one of the semiconductor industry’s leading R&D joint ventures. Before retiring from Ansys last month, Kulkarni was responsible for steering the business, technology, go-to-market and product strategy […]

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 […]