Synopsys Hosts Third Annual "Future of Chip Design" EuropeanUniversity Symposium
Mountain View, Calif.--Oct. 23, 1997--Synopsys, Inc., responsiblefor helping the worldwide Electronics industry to design ICs andmicroprocessors vital to today's digital marketplace, will host thethird annual European University Symposium in Aachen, Germanyon October 27, 1997.
This free Symposium, sponsored through Synopsys's UniversityProgram, is entitled, "Towards System on Silicon," and featurespresentations by members of the European academic community,representatives from Siemens and GEC Plessey, as well as seniorSynopsys technologists. The presentations will focus on the abilityto integrate more functionality onto a single chip, also known assystem-on-a-chip design.
For reference, putting more functions on a single chip meansdesigners are using chip technology in which the smallest featuresize is less than a quarter-micron, a key Symposium topic. Inactuality, designers are experimenting and working with structuresthat are 300 times smaller than the width of a human hair.
While Symposium attendees will focus on chip designconsiderations relative to shrinking transistor geometries technology,the more than 30 participating universities will also look to theSymposium as an opportunity to engage with Synopsys in joint researchand internships. Other topics to be covered include: system-leveldesign methodology, design planning for quarter-micron and beyond, aswell as challenges to research centers in microelectronics.
The speakers will include Dr. Kurt Keutzer, chief technicalofficer and senior vice president of research at Synopsys; Dr. RaulCamposano, senior vice president and general manager of the DesignTools Group at Synopsys; Dr. Richard Newton, Department of ElectricalEngineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California,Berkeley; Professors Dr. Heinrich Meyr and Dr. Tobias Noll, RWTHAachen; Dr. Armin Wieder, director of Microelectronics at Siemens AG;and Dr. Bernard Arambepola, design leader at GEC PlesseySemiconductor.
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