Posted: May 26, 2010

Si2 to host free 'Design for Manufacturability Coalition Workshop' at DAC 2010

(Nanowerk News) The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) today announced the “Design for Manufacturability Coalition Workshop” being hosted at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) show to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, from June 13-18, 2010. The “Design for Manufacturability Coalition Workshop” will be held on June 13, from 1PM – 4:00PM in Room 207C in the Anaheim Convention Center. In consideration of today’s economic conditions, Si2 is pleased to offer this workshop free of charge. Attendees can register at the DAC website. The Workshop is listed under Co-Located Events.
The DFM Workshop explores how both physics and economics conspire against performance, power and cost at the deep sub micron nodes. There is no doubt that a company's design strategy must fully address a new series of challenges in design for manufacturability. At 32nm and below, the delay and energy scaling that normally came from smaller feature sizes bottomed while the variability issues in manufacturing rose to new heights. Major shifts in design strategy are definitely underway but companies are not converging on a universal approach but pursuing proprietary strategies that are unique for their mix of products. The DFM workshop describes the tools and techniques used to recapture the lost opportunities in performance and power while building designs which are more robust to greater process variability.
The agenda will include speakers from: Cadence, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Intel, IC Scope, Grid Simulation Technology, and North Carolina State.
Other Si2-sponsored events at DAC include the “Advances in Process Design Kits Workshop” on June 14, from 1PM-4PM and the Annual Si2 Open Meeting on June 14, from 6PM-7:30PM. Both of these events are also free of charge and open to all.
About Si2
Si2 is the largest organization of industry-leading semiconductor, systems, EDA and manufacturing companies focused on the development and adoption of standards to improve the way integrated circuits are designed and manufactured, in order to speed time-to market, reduce costs, and meet the challenges of sub-micron design. Now in its 22nd year, Si2 is uniquely positioned to enable timely collaboration through dedicated staff and a strong implementation focus driven by its member companies. Si2 represents nearly 100 companies involved in all parts of the silicon supply chain throughout the world.
Source: Silicon Integration Initiative