Entries by Terry Berke

IBM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Enhance Si2 Unified Power Model Standard

Si2 has announced  that IBM and GLOBALFOUNDRIES have contributed patented technology to support the Si2 Unified Power Model standard, the industry’s first significant power model enhancement in many years. Early stage estimation of System on Chip power consumption is fundamental to ensuring new SoC designs meet or exceed power specifications when fabricated. For a credible […]

Si2 Releases New Version of OpenAccess Design Database

Silicon Integration Initiative, an electronic design automation software research and development joint venture, has released Data Model 6, the newest version of OpenAccess, the world’s most widely used standard API and reference database for integrated circuit design. DM6 is the first major OpenAccess revision since 2014. The OpenAccess database provides EDA software tools with immediate […]

In Memoriam: Eric Leavitt

Si2 and the EDA industry lost a friend and colleague with the recent passing of Eric Leavitt. Eric was an EDA pioneer, starting at Digital Equipment Corporation in 1978 and later at Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys, Eric left his mark on many EDA products, and was a leader in the development of Si2 OpenAccess. […]

Google Joins Si2 Board of Directors

Google Joins Si2 Board of Directors – Election Reflects Growing Influence of Vertical Integration in IC Design For Immediate Release AUSTIN, Texas – Roger Carpenter, a Google hardware engineer with 30 years of experience in electronic design automation and chip design, has been elected to the Silicon Integration Initiative board of directors. Si2 is a […]

Rahul Goyal of Intel Elected Board Chair of Silicon Integration Initiative

AUSTIN, Texas — Rahul Goyal of Intel has been elected to a one-year term as board chair of Silicon Integration Initiative, a leading research and development joint venture that provides standard interoperability solutions for integrated circuit design tools. The election was held during Si2’s board meeting at the recent Design Automation Conference. A member of […]

Si2 Elects Board Members for 2018-19

– Si2 Elects Board Members for 2018-19 For Immediate Release AUSTIN, Texas–Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), a global research and development joint venture focused on developing and maintaining design software tool interoperability standards, announced today the election of the 2018-19 board of directors. Board members will be introduced at the Si2 Member Meeting and Reception during […]

Si2 to Demonstrate System-Level Unified Power Model and Power Tool at DAC 2018

– Si2 to Demonstrate System-Level Unified Power Model and Power Tool at DAC 2018 New Standard and Prototype Tool Estimate and Control IC Power Consumption – AUSTIN, Texas —Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), an Austin-based integrated circuit research and development joint venture, will demonstrate its Unified Power Model (UPM), a newly developed system-level power modeling standard, […]

Si2 Open Model Interface Provides Industry-Wide Standard for Advanced SPICE Capabilities

AUSTIN, Texas–The Silicon Integration Initiative Compact Model Coalition has released the Open Model Interface, an Si2 standard, C-language application programming interface that supports SPICE compact model extensions.OMI allows circuit designers to simulate and analyze such important physical effects as self-heating and aging, and perform extended design optimizations. It is based on TMI2, the TSMC Model Interface, which […]

We Need Your Insights on How to Improve the IC Design Ecosystem

Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) has launched a comprehensive, international survey to identify and address ways to streamline and improve the IC design ecosystem. Survey results will be announced in a DAC 2018 white paper, whose contents will present an industry consensus on specific ways the industry can manage the rising costs of more complex designs and […]