SURGE Silicon Valley - Silvaco Users Group Event - Tech Talk and Networking
Sep 14, 2017


SURGE (Silvaco UseRs Global Event) is a premier and unique event coming to your area that brings together both the EDA and IP community. Topics that are discussed include new technologies, smart integration for innovative applications, and new techniques for realizing advanced designs.


1:00 PM Registration
1:30 PM Welcome Address - Mark Maurer
1:35 PM Technology Updates From Silvaco CEO - David L. Dutton 
Since Silvaco announced the entry of new CEO, David Dutton in 2014, he has continued to drive the company toward its next phase of innovation and growth. Where will Silvaco go from now on? He will introduce the strategy for Silvaco’s continued growth.

2:00 PM IP Management Talk
2:30 PM Next Generation GaN Devices - Srabanti Chowdhury

Time Session 1 - Design and IP

3:20 PM Simulation of Highly Structured Designs in SmartSpice Pro/ SmartSpice Advanced Features For CPU Designers - Dr. Andrei Pashkovich

3:40 PM Get A Head Start On Reliability Analysis In Your Design Cycle With InVar - Dr. Alex Samoylov
Get updated on best practices for ensuring robustness and ease-of-use in performing power, EM and IR drop analysis on various types of IC designs early in the design cycle using simple and minimalistic input data

3:55 PM Innovative Solutions For SPICE SImulation Acceleration And Variation Management - Dr. Firas Mohamed
Accelerate your design using the latest innovations in variations and reduction technologies to help improve your productivity.

4:10 PM Coffee Break

4:20 PM Analysis Of Parasitic RCs For Advanced Nodes - Jean-Pierre Goujon
4:50 PM What Makes SoC Design So Hard? - Jim Bruister
5:10 PM I3C Enabling Next Generation IoT Devices - Warren Savage
I3C is a new MIPI™ interconnect standard that represents the next generation of technology to connect sensors to application processors at much higher speeds, lower power, and lower cost. Learn more about this important new standard and how Silvaco is leading the industry with a complete portfolio of I3C IP cores for your sensor and SoC devices.

Time Session 2 - TCAD and Modeling

3:00 PM Enabling TCAD From nm To mm Scale Devices - Dr. Eric Guichard
Thyristor, IGBT, FDSOI, and FinFET are the main technologies behind automotive, IoT, and microprocessors respectively. We will review how we can simulate and optimize them using a common TCAD platform.
3:30PM TCAD 
4:10 PM Coffee Break
4:20 PM TCAD Customer Talk 
5:00 PM SPICE And Macro-Modeling - Designing With New Device Technologies - Bogdan Tudor
Using Silvaco modeling tools such as Utmost IV and TechModeler to create a methodology for macromodeling.

Time Session End

5:30 PM Mechanisms Behind Accurate Parasitic RC Extraction - TCAD to SPICE - Dr. Eric Guichard

Learn how to delve behind the mysteries of parasitic extraction and solve your design challenges, Get introduced to the field solvers that enable you to be confident on your design whether it by deep-submicron, interconnect, touch panel, LCD, or further applications.

6:10 PM Closing Remarks And Networking (Happy Hour)

Stay and enjoy Networking (Happy Hour) hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres

Free prizes to all attendees.

When attending Surge, be sure to enter for a chance win an Amazon echo