The Last Interoperability Workshop - Copies of
Corp., Scott Makinen, Hewlett-Packard Co., Scott Peterson, LSI Logic,
Rahul Goyal, Intel Corp.
This year DAC will host the fifth and final
on Interoperability, a subject of perpetual and passionate interest.
Since the first meeting in 2000 there has been remarkable progress in
advancing interoperability. There is now the Open Access coalition of
23 companies promoting an open standard API and open database
implementation, based on technology from Cadence. Synopsys has
established an API for accessing their Milkyway data model and there is
a GoldenGate project developing a bridge between the two models. A
growing number of EDA companies are migrating their tools to these new
interfaces to provide customers with much tighter and more efficient
coupling of key applications - enabling a major advance in
interoperability needed for design systems to keep pace with advancing
technology. The scope has widened to include data management, design
constraints and even mask development. The Workshop will consist of an
update on the movement followed by presentations from industry leading
companies on how these efforts address the interoperability challenges
facing the electronics industry, and close with a Panel discussion open
to your questions.
Agenda and Presentations
(click on presenters' name for a copy of their presentation)
1:00 Welcome - John Darringer, IBM Corp.
1:05 Milkyway Plans and Status - Rich
Goldman, Synopsys, Inc.
1:20 Open Access Plans and Status - Scott
Peterson, LSI Logic Corp. and
Chair: OpenAccess Coalition
1:35 Open Access Implementation Status - Joe
Santos, Cadence Design
Industrial Experience -
Chair: Scott Makinen, Hewlett-Packard Co.
1:50 Tool Interoperability for HPs VLSI Design System - Jim Brewer, Hewlett-Packard Co.
2:00 OpenAccess in ASIC & Platform ASIC Production Design Flows - Kevin Cleereman, LSI Logic Corp.
2:10 OpenAccess Adoption at Infineon Technologies, AG - Joachim Glas, Infineon Technologies.
2:20 Renesas Technology Corp. Activity for OpenAccess - Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Renesas Technology Corp.
EDA Vendor Experience -
Chair: Rahul Goyal, Intel Corp.
2:30 PDF Solutions Interoperability - Michael
Buehler Garcia, PDF Solutions, Inc.
2:40 Mentor Graphics Interoperability - Joe Kwan,
Mentor Graphics Corp.
2:50 Magma Interoperability - Venk Shukla, Magma
Design Automation, Inc.
3:00 Sagantec Interoperability - Chris
New Directions - Chair:
Scott Peterson, LSI Logic Corp.
3:30 Data Management - Joseph Morrell, IBM
3:40 Timing and Library Representation - Tim
3:50 Golden Gate Bridge - Jim Wilmore,
Hewlett-Packard Co. and WG Chair
4:00 Design-to-Mask - John Madok,
Chair, Applied Materials
4:10 Panel: Are We Done?
Chair: Richard Goering, EE Times
- Panelists selected from speakers above