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Remarkable Topics !

Discussion by EDA Vendors’ Executives

This is the first trial of its kind among EDSFair. Executives of major EDA vendors in the USA will come together at EDSFair2008 and discuss controversial topics.
Simultaneous translation will be provided. Join us with ease!

Jan. 24, 2008
[13:00-14:30]  Session1
Real State of DFM Environment
--- What is available now and should be provided for the future ?

Under such slogan "Work together to optimize cost and yield", we started to tackle the DFM problems. Now, some DFM tools are introduced to actual design environment, however, we still have long term issues for the final goal.
In this session, based on understanding the real state of DFM environment, we will explore how to reach the final goal.

  • Dr. Antun Domic [Synopsys]
  • Mr. Joe Sawicki [Mentor Graphics]
  • Mr. Nitin Deo [Cadence Design Systems]
  • Mr. Fumihiro Minami [Toshiba Microelectronics]

Mr. Ikutarou Kojima [Nikkei Business Publications]

[15:45-17:15]  Session2
Will the paradigm shift from RTL to ESL do really happen?
~ Who will do and When?

Will ESL design support technique come into wide use as an integral part of SoC design? The executives of the 4 biggest EDA vendors and representatives of semiconductor maker and system vendor discuss it animatedly at the stage.

  • Mr. Eshel Haritan [CoWare]
  • Mr. Joachim Kunkel [Synopsys]
  • Mr. Simon Bloch [Mentor Graphics]
  • Mr. Steven Wang [Cadence Design Systems]
  • Tohru Furuyama, Ph. D. [Toshiba Semiconductor Company]
  • Mr. Masaru Kakimoto [Sony]
MC Mr. Shun-ichi Nakayama [CQ Publishing]

»Many other Japanese lectures will take place!!