Machine Learning in the Fab at #59DAC
It used to be true that a foundry or fab would create a set of DRC files, provide them to designers, and then the process yield would be acceptable, however if the foundry knows more details about the physical implementation of IC designs then they can improve the yield. Using a digital twin of the design, process and metrology steps is a better methodology that understands the bidirectional information flow between the physical synthesis tool and fabrication steps.
EDA in the Cloud with Siemens EDA at #59DAC
Tuesday at DAC I had the pleasure of attending the Design on Cloud Theatre where experts from Siemens EDA gave an update on what they’ve been offering to IC and systems designers. I remember attending a cloud presentation from Craig Johnson in 2021, so I was keen to note what had changed in the past 12 months.
Axiomise at #59DAC, Formal Update
Monday at DAC I was able to meet with Dr. Ashish Darbari, the CEO and founder of Axiomise. Ashish had a busy DAC, appearing as a panelist at, “Those Darn Bugs! When Will They be Exterminated for Good?”; and then presenting, “Taming the Beast: RISC-V Formal Verification Made Easy.”
Calibre, Google and AMD Talk about Surge Compute at #59DAC
In 2022 using the cloud for EDA tasks is a popular topic, and at DAC this year I could see a bigger presence from the cloud hardware vendors in the exhibit area, along with a growing stampede of EDA companies. Tuesday at DAC there was a luncheon with experts from Siemens EDA, Google and AMD talking about surge compute. I already knew Michael White of Siemens EDA who was moderator, while Peeyush Tugnawat of Google, and Philip Steinke of AMD were new faces to me. There was an award presented from Google Cloud for Industry Solutions Partner of the Year 2020, and Michael Buehler-Garcia graciously received it for Siemens EDA.
New Mixed-Signal Simulation Features from Siemens EDA at DAC
It’s the second day of DAC, and the announcements are coming in at a fast pace, so stay tuned to SemiWiki for all of the latest details. As a long-time SPICE user and industry follower, I’ve witnessed the progression as EDA vendors have connected their SPICE simulators to digital simulators, opening up a bigger world of Analog Mixed-Signal (AMS) verification. Engineers designing chips for automotive, imaging, IoT, 5G, HPC and storage devices all need AMS verification tools. Siemens EDA has a rich history in both the SPICE and digital simulator worlds, so it’s no surprise that their AMS tool would also be offered and updated, especially as design challenges and standards emerge. I was able to view a presentation from Sumit Vishwakarma of Siemens EDA to get an update at DAC of their new mixed-signal verification features.
What’s New With Calibre at DAC This Year?
When I worked at EDA vendors and attended DAC, one of the most popular questions asked in the booth and suites was simply, “What’s new this year?” It’s a fair question, and yet many semiconductor professionals are so focused on their present project, using their familiar methodology, that they simply aren’t aware of all of the industry changes, and specifically EDA tool updates. I was made aware of several changes to the popular EDA tool family called Calibre RealTime and Calibre Recon from Siemens EDA, announced this week at DAC, so here’s my take on them.
What I learned about Machine Learning in the Fab at #59DAC, from a presentation by Ivan Kissiov of Siemens EDA. https://semiwiki.com/eda/317998-machine-learning-in-the-fab-at-59dac/ #SemiEDA #SemiWiki
Five #59DAC blogs, and plenty of archived tweets, sharing what I learned in SFO this year about #SemiEDA and #SemiIP companies. https://marketingeda.com/dac-trip-reports/dac-2022/
I learned that Axiomise is all about training SoC design teams how to use formal technology in their verification efforts, plus consulting services. Read my #59DAC blog at https://semiwiki.com/semiconductor-services/315716-axiomise-at-59dac-formal-update/ #SemiEDA #SemiWiki
Cloud computing for #SemiEDA is a big deal, find out what Google, AMD and Siemens EDA have to say from #59DAC. https://semiwiki.com/eda/315674-calibre-google-and-amd-talk-about-surge-compute-at-59dac/ #SemiWiki
I've collected all of my #59DAC blogs and tweets in one place, enjoy. More blogs to be posted, stay tuned. https://marketingeda.com/dac-trip-reports/dac-2022/ #SemiEDA #SemiIP
Siemens EDA has new features for AMS simulation and announced at #59DAC, details at https://semiwiki.com/eda/315322-new-mixed-signal-simulation-features-siemens-eda-at-dac/ #SemiEDA #SemiWiki
That's a wrap for me from #59DAC, headed home to PDX, dinner at SFO. Blogs to follow at https://semiwiki.com all about #SemiEDA and #SemiIP
AT #59DAC we have Concept Engineering, recently acquired by Altair, offering visualization tools at the transistor, gate and RTL levels. #SemiEDA https://concept.de
Intel Foundry Services is at #59DAC talking about packaging, cores, and the new UCIe standard for Chiplets. Nice interactive demo too that tracks your hand motions.
Spotted a 3nm GAA wafer on display at Samsung Foundry, so fun to see close up. #59DAC
Rigoron at #59DAC got started in 2020, based in Shanghai, offering #SemiEDA tools for timing, power and constraint analysis for digital chip designers. Ask for Yizhou Lin in booth #2429. HTTPS://rigoron.com
Lam Research is at #59DAC showing off 3D simulation of process development, and Virtual Fabrication Models, booth #2423. Ask for Brett Lowe for more details. HTTPS://coventor.com
Primarius is a DTCO company at #59DAC, and they went IPO last year on the Shanghai stock market, ask for Bob or Kevin. Blog to follow on #SemiWiki. They have #SemiEDA tools for SPICE and TCAD.
Verific is at #59DAC, and they have added UPF parsing, plus INVIO for high-level Python APIs. Ask for Daniel in booth #1415, get a Giraffe plush toy or an orange pen. #
Dr. Anirudh Devgan, Cadence, is the 2021 Kaufman Award recipient. Nice trophy at #59DAC.
Breakfast by Ansys & Synopsys; lunch by Siemens, AMD, Google; dinner by NetApp, AMD, Google. I'm at #59DAC, learning about #SemiEDA and #SemiIP.
Thank you NetApp for hosting the event at Spin, after #59DAC tonight. Good food and entertaining table tennis.
Do you know the difference between Cloud-enabled, cloud-aware, cloud-optimized and cloud-native for #SemiEDA? Talk to the folks over at Microsoft, #59DAC, even I learned something new today.
Need training in VHDL, Verilog, SystemVerilog, SystemC, UVM, formal verification or even edge AI? Give Doulos a look at #59DAC, or learn about embedded Linux too. Ask for William Billowitch, booth #1315. #SemiEDA #SemiIP
Enjoy some ice cream (2-5 pm) and sit down to chat with colleagues in the Synopsys booth at #59DAC to discuss #SemiEDA and #SemiIP
Doing 3D IC design? Check out Xpeedic for using an Electromagnetic field solver for advanced, multi-die packaging analysis. Metis is the #SemiEDA tool name. Ask for Feng Ling, founder and CEO at booth 1443 at #59DAC.
Intel Foundry Services at #59DAC, all the seats are filled, high interest.
Google, AMD and Siemens EDA (Calibre) talked about using #SemiEDA in the cloud at #59DAC. Blog to follow on #SemiWiki.
X-Epic is at #59DAC with front-end #SemiEDA tools for RTL simulation of Verilog, SystemVerilog, Formal assertions, FPGA prototyping and emulation. Ask for Owen in booth #2343. HTTPS://x-epic.com for more details.
ASIC design services company ADTechnology started in 2002, does custom chip designs using Samsung Foundry,and has done hundreds of chips. They’re at #59DAC in booth 2453, ask for Koy. #SemiIP. HTTPS://adtek.co.kr
Silvaco is at #59DAC showing AMS and IP this year: SmartSPICE, SmartDRC/LVS, Jivaro for RC reduction, retarget Std Cells with Cello FinFET. Ask for Farhad at booth #2538.
Spectral is at #59DAC offering memory compilers (or data path) for quick #SemiIP, even culminating in test chips. FinFET or planar, process agnostic. Even 100Mb SRAM instances can be quickly generated. Ask for Deepak or Mike, booth 2532. Https://spectral-DT.com
Tuesday at #59DAC, and a long line to get into the exhibits. There is buzz again this year for #SemiEDA and #SemiIP.
What’s new with Calibre at #59DAC this year? Short blog on https://semiwiki.com/eda/siemens-eda/315304-whats-new-with-calibre-at-dac-this-year/ #SemiEDA #SemiWiki
6pm, time to network, drink, rock out, and swap #59DAC, #SemiEDA and #SemiIP stories.
Libations are free flowing at Siemens EDA this evening, #59DAC #SemiEDA
Xyalis is at #59DAC, and they offer mask data preparation, CMP fill, and layout finishing. Look for booth #2455, ask for Sylvia, she’s located in San Jose. Foundries and mask shops use their #SemiEDA tools for the past 20+ years, wow. HTTPS://xyalis.com
Samsung Foundry knows how to attract a crowd at #59DAC, hold a raffle.
Did you know that CedarSim is showing at #59DAC, and they support netlists from SPICE, Spectre and Verilog-A. It’s programmed in Julia, an Open Source language. JuliaHub is where you can run CedarSim in the cloud too. Booth #2418, ask for Glen Hertz. #SemiEDA #SemiWiki
Mirabilis is showing how system-level simulation with IP libraries lets you explore architectures more quickly and efficiently. See them at booth 2413 at #59DAC this week. Ask for Deepak. #SemiEDA #SemiWiki
Looking for an SoC design partner that really knows GPU, FinFET, and FDSOI? Check out Synapse Design at #59DAC, they’re in booth #1308. Ask for James. #SemiIP
Looking for an embedded FPGA #SemiIP for your next SoC? Give Menta a visit at #59DAC for more details, they are in booth 1346. Also serving cappuccino, ask for Yoan Dupret. #SemiWiki
Craig Johnson of Siemens presented an EDA Cloud update, along with several examples from Siemens groups: Design verification, Systems, Calibre, AMS. Blog to follow. #SemiEDA, #SemiWiki #59DAC
Transistor-level circuit designers will benefit from #SemiEDA tools from MunEDA: Porting, Sizing, Analysis, High-sigma variation. They are booth #1563 on the first floor of Moscone West. Ask for Sierra at #59DAC.
Alphacore is at #59DAC, booth 1562 showing off #SemiIP cores for data converters and die-to-die interface; serving: Automotive, HPC, 5G, aerospace. Ask for Andrew Levy. HTTPS://alphacoreinc.com
Avery Design Systems is at #59DAC showing CXL/PCIe verification IP, as used by the top semi companies in the world. Ask for Chris Browy and Andy Stein, located booth #1411. PS - they have the best home-made caramel, really. #SemiIP
Mehmet Cirit at Library Technologies is ready to answer your questions about statistical models, yield optimization, cell characterization, and dynamic power simulation. Booth #1510, first floor at #59DAC.
Here we go, exhibits open at #59DAC
Nolan Johnson is the person to talk with about digital media for printed circuit design, fabrication and assembly/EMS markets. We sat next to each other on the flight to SFO last night, where I'm attending #59DAC. https://www.iconnect007.com/
Ajay Daga chatted with me last night on the flight from PDX to SFO, as we travel to #59DAC this week at Moscone West. Stop by booth 2311 with all of your questions on SDC management for SoC designs. https://fishtail-da.com/
That's Intel Ronler Acres behind me, and I'm on my way to #59DAC IN SFO, see you all in person on Monday at Moscone West. #semiEDA #SemiIP #SemiWiki
I'm attending the Siemens EDA lunch seminar next week on July 12th at #59DAC: Calibre Design Solutions, Google, AMD. Blog to follow. https://events.sw.siemens.com/en-US/dac2022/ #SemiEDA #SemiWiki
For the 2nd year in a row, I'm listening to Craig Johnson of Siemens EDA talk about Cloud solutions at #59DAC next week. Blog to follow. https://events.sw.siemens.com/en-US/dac2022/ #SemiWiki #SemiEDA
Next week at #59DAC I'm meeting with Axiomise, learning about formal verification. Blog to follow. https://www.axiomise.com/ #SemiEDA #SemiWiki
I'm visiting Pulsic at #59DAC next week, learning more about their Unity Chip Planning tool for custom IC designers. Blog to follow. https://pulsic.com/ #SemiEDA #SemiWiki