Hi there – I just received a request from a small EDA company asking if the readers of EDA DesignLine would be kind enough to help them out by completing a Brief Online Survey with regards to your plans for OASIS adoption.
As a brief reminder, OASIS is the design-to-manufacturing interchange format that is expected to replace GDSII. Good old GDSII has been around for ages now, and it's rapidly starting to run out of steam. Today's larger designs implemented at the latest technology nodes are starting to exceed the capacity provided by GDSII's 32-bit format. By comparison, OASIS has a 64-bit format, it fully supports hierarchy, and it is designed from the ground up to be mega-efficient (in terms of file size), sophisticated (in terms of its representational capabilities), and to handle incredibly large and complex designs.
So there you have it. If you have a spare moment and don't mind taking the time to complete this survey, the folks at this small company (whose name I am not allowed to divulge) say that they would be ever-so grateful.
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