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. Konstantinos Karachalios (left) and Hillel Miller (right)

Dr. Konstantinos Karachalios (left) and Hillel Miller (right)

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.


Panel on IP Interoperability in an EDA World: Domain of Possibilities

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.

Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Award

Dr. Magdy Abadir, Freescale Semiconductor (left) and Dr. Rich Goldman, Synopsys (right)

“We’re excited about the momentum and dialogue 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.

Karen McCabe, Senior Director at IEEE-SA (left) and participative roundtable (right)

Karen McCabe, IEEE-SA (left) and participative roundtable (right)

You can view further photos from the event on the IEEE-SA Facebook page.