Why is Curvy Design an Opportunity Now?
DescriptionThere is an opportunity to take advantage of what semiconductor manufacturing has enabled for the first time in 40 years - a wholesale change in what future chips could look like by manufacturing curvilinear features. Curvy designs would yield better, use less power, decrease chip size and have better performance yield, too. But most of the chip design community isn't yet aware that curvilinear manufacturing is now possible. No doubt there are several controversial aspects to this topic: a) the economics of curvy design, b) organizational dynamics of the design-to-manufacturing handoff, c) what EDA tools will need to be rewritten, and d) how will large data volumes be managed. This session is about bridging that awareness from manufacturing to the design community and providing insights on the areas of controversy.
The moderator will open the session by summarizing capabilities that exist today for curvilinear manufacturing, areas where EDA tools can or must change, and work already in place to address data volumes. Each panelist will provide their unique view on the benefits of curvy design and one or more perceived barriers. It will take time and investment from both design and EDA experts as well as corporate and product development business leaders to take advantage of what semiconductor manufacturing has enabled for the first time in 40 years. Our goal is to explain why manufacturing is no longer a barrier to curvy design, spark the imagination of the EDA and design community about the benefits and debate the challenges beyond manufacturing to make curvy design a reality.
TimeTuesday, July 11th1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Location3014, 3rd Floor