French EDA startup Infiniscale SA, provider of modeling, model-based synthesis and parametric yield solutions, said it will sponsor the VARI 2011, the second European Workshop on CMOS Variability to be held in Grenoble, France, on May 30-31, 2011.
The increasing variability in CMOS transistor characteristics, as well as its sensitivity to environmental variations has become a major challenge to scaling and integration. This leads to major changes in the way that future ICs and systems are designed. Strong links must be established between circuit design, system design and device technology.
At VARI, industry and academia will discuss and investigate the CMOS process and environmental variability issues in methodologies and tools for the design of current and upcoming generations of integrated circuits and systems.
The technical program will focus on performance and power consumption as well as architectural aspects like adaptability or resilience, with particular emphasis on modeling, design, characterization, analysis and optimization of variability. Digital, Analog, Mixed Signal and RF circuits are within VARI scope.