Webinar: How to Enable High-Performance VLSI Engineering Environments

Webinar: How to Enable High-Performance VLSI Engineering Environments
by Admin on 10-18-2022 at 2:00 pm

Live Webinar – Tuesday, October 18 | 14:00 CET

VLSI engineering organisations manage workflows with high complexity dependency trees and simulation license availability constrains.

Critical success factors for industry-leading VLSI design teams include:

  • Collaboration.
  • Efficient sharing of compute and license resources.
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Virtual Training Workshop: Advanced Physical Design using OpenLANE/Sky130

Virtual Training Workshop: Advanced Physical Design using OpenLANE/Sky130
by Admin on 08-03-2022 at 12:00 am

Physical Design or PnR (Place and Route) is the core of any IC design cycle. From a RTL netlist to final tape-out, each phase of PnR brings it’s own challenges and surprises. “What are these challenges?” “What is the process?” “Can I build a chip of my own?”- If you have these questions and if you are eager to delve into the world of ASIC

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VLSI Design/CAD Symposium 2022

VLSI Design/CAD Symposium 2022
by Admin on 08-02-2022 at 12:00 am

Sincerely welcome everyone to participate in the 33rd Seminar on Ultra Large Integrated Circuit Design and Computer Aided Design Technology in 2022. The conference will last for four days from August 2 to August 5. It was originally scheduled to be held at Kaohsiung E-Da Royal Hotel. Due to the outbreak of the new crown OmicronRead More


2022 IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON VLSI TECHNOLOGY AND CIRCUITS

2022 IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON VLSI TECHNOLOGY AND CIRCUITS
by Admin on 06-12-2022 at 12:00 am

HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE
HONOLULU, HAWAII
JUNE 12-17, 2022

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIA

The founders of the Symposia, Professors Shoji Tanaka and Walter Kosonocky, first organized the VLSI Technology Symposium in 1981 to provide an opportunity for world’s top technologists to engage in an open exchange of ideas on what was quickly becoming

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2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits

2020 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits
by Admin on 06-16-2020 at 12:00 am

VLSI 2020 is going virtual!

Given the global health concerns associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the organization of VLSI 2020 has decided to hold the 2020 VLSI Symposia on Technology and Circuits as a virtual conference. Although we will not be meeting in Honolulu this year and it will be impossible to reproduce the lively

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Tracing Technology’s Evolution with Patents

Tracing Technology’s Evolution with Patents
by Arabinda Das on 04-23-2020 at 10:00 am

Figure 1

We live in an age of abundant information. There is a tremendous exchange of ideas crisscrossing the world enabling new innovative type of products to pop up daily. Therefore, in this era there is a greater need to understand competitive intelligence. Corporate companies today are interested in what other competitors are brewing… Read More


Webinar: VLSI Design Methodology Development (new text)

Webinar: VLSI Design Methodology Development (new text)
by Tom Dillinger on 08-28-2019 at 10:00 am

Daniel Nenni was gracious enough to encourage me to conduct a brief webinar describing a new reference text, recently published by Prentice-Hall, part of the Semiwiki Webinar Series.

VLSI DESIGN Methodology Development Webiner Replay

Background

I was motivated to write the text to provide college students with a broad background… Read More


What Fairchild, AMD, Actel and Jurassic Park Have in Common

What Fairchild, AMD, Actel and Jurassic Park Have in Common
by John East on 08-26-2019 at 6:00 am

Me.

In the early stories of this series  (Weeks three though six), I talked about what I believe were the three seminal events in the history of the semiconductor:  Shockley’s invention of the transistor, Noyce’s invention of the integrated circuit, and Intel’s 1971 —  the introductions  of the first commercially successful… Read More


Is there anything in VLSI layout other than “pushing polygons”? (4)

Is there anything in VLSI layout other than “pushing polygons”? (4)
by Dan Clein on 12-19-2017 at 12:00 pm

The year is now 1991 and in search for a more peaceful life we decided to move to Canada. At that time, very few companies had advanced flows in VLSI but Ottawa having BNR, Northern Telecom, Mitel, etc., looked to be the most promising place. After a few hiccups in finding a job, I landed in MOSAID, a small company with35 people at that … Read More


Application binary interface, get this right and RISC-V is all yours

Application binary interface, get this right and RISC-V is all yours
by kunalpghosh on 12-15-2017 at 7:00 am

Starting a career in static timing analysis domain, and now actively working on an opensource implementation flow of RISC-V architecture, has been a journey. For last couple of months, I guess from around March this year, I was hooked to RISC-V buzz which was all over my Linkedin, my messages.

Being an STA and Physical design engineer,… Read More