Natesan Venkateswaran - IBM Corp., Hopewell Junction, NY Yervant Zorian - Synopsys, Inc., Mountain View, CA
While our research papers dive into algorithms, our designer track addresses the nifty details of every day design and development work, DAC also offers a program just at the right level for Executives. Management Day provides senior executives and managers with timely information to help them make decisions where business and technology intersect. This is a unique opportunity for managers to gain insights from their peers in the industry.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has immense impact on the semiconductor industry: billions of devices connected to central cloud systems, devices connected to humans and devices connected to each other. It covers a variety of applications, including home automation, transportation, environmental monitoring, and medical devices to just name a few. These devices will produce massive amounts of data that will require innovative approaches to Big Data. Analytics will be a key part of Management Day. The design requirements result in several new approaches and innovative methods that work together to enable the network of smart devices and to ensure low power applications. The short shelf life of most IoT devices requires increased productivity and efficient design closure to meet the compressed market windows.
SESSION 1: Big Data Analytics in EDA: 10:30am-12:00pm
With Million+ gate designs becoming the norm rather than the exception, EDA tools are dealing with Big Data. Each tool run produces several tens or even hundreds of diagnostic reports and logfiles that can run to thousands of lines. Due to the sheer volume of data, useful information in these reports and logfiles goes unanalyzed, causing unnecessary design churn. The result is significant loss in productivity. It is high time that the EDA industry put some serious focus on Analytics techniques to help with efficient design closure. This panel brings leading experts from both within and outside the EDA industry who will share their perspectives on Big Data strategy and implementation.
Ron Collett - President & CEO, NMX Global Software, Inc, Cupertino, CA.
Dean Drako - CEO & President, IC Manage, Campbell, CA.
Leon Stok - Vice President, Electronic Design Automation Technologies, IBM Corporation, Hopewell Junction, NY.
Harnhua Ng - Co-founder & Vice President of Engineering, Plunify, Singapore, Singapore
Yaron Kretchmer - Director of Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, San Diego, CA.
Sanjay Mathur - Co-founder & CEO, Silicon Valley Data Science, Mountain View, CA.
SESSION 2: Trade-Offs and Decision Making for Emerging Chips: 2:00-4:00pm
Today’s emerging chips have different sets of requirements depending on their applications. The design requirements for very high volume IoT chips are very different than the ones for complex networking applications. These can significantly affect the choice of design flow, methodologies, suppliers, while meeting numerous constraints, including export compliance constraints. This session will cover the design challenges of such emerging chips using examples from IoT up to networking chips, and present corresponding management decision criteria that allow managers to make the right choices from a pool of alternate options, while complying with numerous constraints. This session feature presentations by senior managers representing a range of emerging chip companies and solution providers.
Mojy Chian - CEO, Silicon Cloud International, Singapore
Bill Eklow - Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA.
Sohail Syed - Senior Director, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., San Jose, CA.
Larry Disenhof - EDAC Export Committee Chair; Group Director, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA.
Karthik Laggisetty - Export Research and Compliance Specialist, Intel Corp., Santa Clara, CA.