IEEE Standards Hosts Symposium on EDA Interoperability


IEEE Standards Association held its first annual Symposium on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Interoperability in Santa Clara, California on October 24th. The one day session featured distinguished guests and speakers from IEEE SA, Accellera, ARM, Freescale Semiconductor, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys and TSMC NA.

Dr. Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director of IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) and Hillel Miller, Emulation and SOC IP Verification Manager for Digital Networking at Freescale Semiconductor served as keynote speakers.

Dr. Karachalios’ keynote stressed the importance of increased interoperability in EDA as well as the need for open standards, encouraging participants to serve as voices advocating for OpenStand.

The Symposium also featured presentations covering Interoperability Challenges in the EDA Market by:

  • Dr. Rich Goldman, VP Corporate Marketing & Strategic Alliances, Synopsys
  • Dr. Karen Pieper, Technical Coordinating Committee Chair, Accellera Systems Initiative
  • Erich Marschner, Vice Chair of IEEE P1801 Working Group/Verification Architect, Mentor Graphics
  • Stuart Riches, Principal Engineer, ARM
  • Adnan Kahn, Senior Engineer, ARM
  • Phillip LaPlace, AMS Methodology Manager, Freescale Semiconductor
  • David Lan, Senior Manager, Design Automation & Methodology, TSMC NA

Edward Sperling, Editor-in-Chief of Semiconductor Engineering also moderated a panel “IP Interoperability in an EDA World:  Domain of Possibilities” featuring Hillel Miller of Freescale Semiconductor, Richard Weber of Semifore and Michael Ligthart of Verific Design Automation.

Dr. Rich Goldman of Synopsys awarded the Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Award to Dr. Magdy Abadir, Director of Design Automation for Freescale Semiconductor.  The 13th Annual Tenzing Norgay award was given to Freescale for advancing industry standards that enable interoperable system design flows.

“We’re excited about the momentum and dialog we have been able to build at this first annual Symposium on EDA Interoperability,” said Karen McCabe, Senior Director of Consensus and Community at IEEE SA. “We’ve discussed many critical issues and began to lay the groundwork for future development that will help drive increased interoperability and new efficiencies in the EDA Market.”

A participative roundtable was also led by Karen McCabe, Senior Director at IEEE SA. The interactive session focused in identifying key trends, drivers, and future needs for standardization in the EDA Market in a conversational format.

View High-Resolution photos from the event on the IEEE SA Facebook Page.

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