|[December 11, 2013]
Si2 Announces Open Pcell Standards Workshop
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced today an industry
Workshop on Pcell Standards Development to be held on January 29, 2014,
1PM - 5PM, at the Network Meeting Center-Techmart in Santa Clara, CA (News - Alert).
The use of Pcells (parameterized cells) in IC designs, while necessary
and valuable, have historically been a cause of many design issues
resulting in growing cost, schedule, and testing problems. These issues
are particularly acute when developing and reusing designs incorporating
pcells from multiple sources. Si2 members have been working to develop a
standard which will address these increasing pcell concerns, and recent
technical donations from industry leaders will now help accelerate this
This workshop will solicit the widest range of inputs needed to set
requirements for the emerging pcell standard, scheduled to be released
by Si2 before the end of 2014. The workshop will first review ongoing
work with pcell technologies and the need for standards to improve the
productivity of companes working in this area. Workshop participants
will then discuss requirements, such as a common language with a
write-once, use-many paradigm along with the use of industry-accepted
methods for defining standard pcell data structures. The aligned
requirements will directly drive 2014 development and release targets.
Si2 is inviting its members as well as other interested industry experts
to participate. Workshop attendees should be experienced pcell
developers, QA engineers, or design managers/directors that develop or
fund the development of PDKs and pcells.
Registration is free of charge and is open to all interested parties.
Registration information is located here: http://www.si2.org/events_register/pcell_workshop_012914.php
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 25th
year, Si2 is uniquely positioned to enable timely collaboration through
dedicated staff and a strong implementation focus driven by its member
companies. Si2 represents over 100 companies involved in all parts of
the silicon supply chain throughout the world. See www.si2.org.
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