SAN JOSE, Calif. With keynotes, panels and tutorials presented by a number of industry luminaries, the fourth annual International Symposium on the Quality of Electronic Design (ISQED) will convene here March 24-26, 2003. ISQED's purpose is to develop and promote industry-wide targets for the quality of integrated circuit designs, along with metrics and standards.
ISQED is sponsored by the IEEE and by the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (sigDA). The three-day conference includes three parallel tracks, nearly 100 technical presentations, six keynote speakers, three panels, tutorials and informal meetings. The audience includes IC designers, EDA developers as well as process and device technologists.
The first plenary session Tuesday morning includes three keynote speakers. Bob Payne, chief technical officer of system ASIC technology at Philips Semiconductors U.S., will discuss issues facing system-on-chip design methodologies. Susumu Kohyama, senior vice president of Toshiba, will explore the inefficiency of the classic IDM model. Ted Vucurevich, senior vice president and CTO of Cadence Design Systems, will elaborate on quality challenges of the sub-100 nanometer realm.
In the Wednesday plenary session, Rajeev Madhavan, chief executive of Magma Design Automation, will highlight the need for integrated design flows. Michael Reinhardt, CEO of Rubicad, will explore the gap between ASIC and full-custom design. Intel Fellow Shekhar Borkar will explore the obstacles of power delivery and dissipation.
ISQED panel sessions will evaluate quality as a design constraint for sub-100 nanometer designs, the IC and package co-design challenge and the impact of the quality of EDA tools on electronic design.
Tutorial sessions cover topics such as test methodologies for quality design, testing and yield of ICs, package and IC co-design and design for reliability. The ISQED technical program includes 39 papers selected from 119 papers submitted.
ISQED will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, Calif. Further information is available at the ISQED web site.