The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) standards organization has held 15 previous OpenAccess Conferences. This year Si2 is calling their annual event, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, the "Si2 Conference." In addition to OpenAccess, the one-day event will provide updates on emerging standards for design for manufacturability (DFM), low power design, and process design kits (PDKs). The new conference name reflects that fact that all these efforts are increasingly interrelated.
The Si2 Conference will be held in Santa Clara, California, from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm. Highlights of the agenda include the following:
- "The Next Frontier in Standards," a talk by Si2 president and CEO Steve Schulz. (A report on his talk at last year's conference is located here.)
- Keynote speech on SoC Realization by Ajoy Bose, CEO of Atrenta.
- Session on DFM standards, which will update activities of the Si2 DFM Coalition. This session also includes a talk on DRC+ by Luigi Capodieci of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and presentations from LSI and Si2.
- Session on PDK standards, including the work of the OpenPDK Coalition. In addition to speakers from IBM and STMicroelectronics, Barry Nelson of Cadence will provide an update of the SCC (symbol, CDF and callback) working group.
- Session on low power standards, including the work of the Low Power Coalition. Qi Wang of Cadence will discuss new advancements in CPF 2.0 and the path to interoperability. Speakers are from IBM and Calypto will discuss power modeling and optimization.
- Session on OpenAccess. Johannes Grad of Cadence will illustrate what's new with OA 22.42. Speakers from Entasys, Mentor Graphics, and SpringSoft will discuss their use of OpenAccess.
The agenda also includes a lunch sponsored by Cadence, as well as demos and a reception starting at 5:40 p.m.
I've attended most past OpenAccess conferences and have always found them to be interesting and relevant. This is a good event for anyone concerned with EDA interoperability -- which, in these days of skyrocketing complexity, is just about anyone who is developing or using EDA tools.
A detailed agenda is located here: http://www.si2.org/?page=1489
You can register on line here: https://www.si2.org/openeda.si2.org/si2_store/index.php#c1