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Collaborative Advantage: Get the Latest at Si2Con
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10/7/2013   Post a comment
If you design integrated circuits or develop/customize tool flows, then read about the 18th Annual Si2 conference, which takes place this week in Santa Clara, Calif.
Collaborative Advantage: Blocked From Designing 3D Circuits?
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9/13/2013   Post a comment
There is a cloud hanging over the prospect of 3D circuit design that could prevent engineers and EDA companies from coming to the rescue of Moore's Law. Can you guess what it is yet?
Collaborative Advantage: Compact Model Council transfers to Si2
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6/4/2013   Post a comment
Si2 welcomes the Compact Model Council, the standards body supporting the SPICE model, into its ranks just as Dr. Chenmin Hu, father of the “BSIM” SPICE model, receives this year’s EDAC Phil Kaufman Award…
Collaborative Advantage: Low-power futures industry meeting at DAC
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5/29/2013   Post a comment
Si2 and the IEEE DASC are co-sponsoring an open industry meeting on low power standardization futures…
Collaborative Advantage: OpenDFM achieves production status
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5/22/2013   Post a comment
The OpenDFM standard has achieved production support status for process nodes down to 28nm, and development support through 20nm…
Rapid progress in silicon photonics standards
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5/16/2013   Post a comment
Silicon photonics sees exciting developments, such as enabling data infrastructure to support codesign of electronics and microphotonics devices in the design tool flow.
Collaborative Advantage: Si2 Celebrates 25 Years at DAC
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5/2/2013   Post a comment
1988 was also the year that leaders in the semiconductor industry determined the need for a new global standards organization to focus on improved design tool flow integration…
Collaborative advantage: OpenPDK releases ESD design spec; IRPS 2013
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4/10/2013   Post a comment
The OpenPDK Coalition at Si2 has released an important specification on electro-static discharge (ESD) design best practices to improve reliability for integrated circuits, particularly at advanced process nodes…
Collaborative Advantage: Open source leads multimedia convergence
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3/12/2013   Post a comment
One of the main themes at CES this year was the battle for the living room and multimedia convergence. Collaborative software development can actually lead innovation trends…
Collaborative Advantage: 2012 in the rearview mirror
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2/19/2013   Post a comment
2012 was a tumultuous year for our industry as explained by Steve Schulz - president and CEO of Si2...
Collaborative Advantage: What is interoperability, really?
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
When industry leaders collaborate to create a standard, the reason always cited is “interoperability”. Yet do we really understand what is meant by this seemingly simple term?
Collaborative Advantage: CES - All about software and standards
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1/10/2013   2 comments
The Consumer Electronics Show illustrates an important trend. While software means nothing without hardware to execute it and interact with the real world, the value of that hardware is now being defined primarily by software -- and standards…
Collaborative advantage: Design impact of 450mm transition
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12/5/2012   1 comment
Increased inter-die / edge-to-edge wafer variation and additional edge defects are just one of the additional problems that has to be dealt with in the transition to 450mm wafers…
Collaborative Advantage: Silicon photonics is hot -- at Si2
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10/18/2012   5 comments
The benefits are huge – three orders of magnitude improved communications bandwidth, lower power consumption, EM / noise immunity, just to name a few...
Comment: re: Can Windows 8 rescue the PC? - 10/11/2012
Collaborative Advantage: Celebrating Ten years of OpenAccess!
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10/2/2012   Post a comment
This year, Si2's OpenAccess standard turns 10, and there are a number of special celebrations to mark this very significant occasion...
Collaborative Advantage: The Future of Fabless Design?
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9/18/2012   3 comments
Virtual reaggregation is necessary to re-aligning data dependencies that were split apart from disaggregation of the supply chain…
Collaborative Advantage: How Apple-Samsung will impact standards development
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8/29/2012   11 comments
The significant and relevant impact of this lawsuit on the development and adoption of standards has been widely overlooked...


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