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
workshop will first review ongoing work with pcell
technologies and the need for standards to improve the
productivity of companies 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.
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.
Introductions and Instructions.
Steve Schulz, Si2
Supply Chain Perspective: State of PCells
Nick English, Si2
1:15 PM Pcells: What’s the
problem from the design-chain perspective?
Based on confidential, in-depth
interviews with industry experts,
Nick will give an overview of what’s
right and what’s wrong with the
current approach toward developing
PCells and what the current
thinking is on what can and can’t be
done about it.