SNUG Silicon Valley 

Santa Clara Convention Center 

Santa Clara, CA 
March 26-28, 2012

More than 2,300 Synopsys technology users attended Silicon Valley’s largest technical conference. SNUG featured an outstanding program, focused on delivering practical information you can immediately apply to your current project or use to jumpstart your next design...

Critical Mass, Systemic Complexity and Innovation: Catalysts for Designing Change
Dr. Aart de Geus
CEO & Chairman of the Board
Partnering for Low Power
John Cornish
Executive Vice President
ARM, Ltd.
3D FinFET - New Structure Extends the Life of the Transistor!
Dr. Chenming Hu
Professor Emeritus & Former CTO TSMC
UC Berkeley


SNUG Silicon Valley Proceedings
Check out the proceedings library to locate user papers or tutorials that contain solutions you can apply to your own design challenges. View Session Abstracts

1st Place - Best Paper; Best First-Time Presenter
Optimizing Test Times using a Scan Deserializer/Serializer Architecture
Milind Sonawane, Jonathon E Colburn, Amit Sanghani [NVIDIA Corp.]
Paper Presentation

2nd Place - Best Paper; Technical Committee Award Honorable Mention
X-Propagation: An Alternative to Gate Level Simulation
Adrian Evans, Julius Yam, Craig Forward
Paper Presentation

3rd Place - Best Paper
Developing and Implementing a Flip Chip Interface using IC Compiler
Prasanth Koduri, Sampath Oks, Anupam Gangopadhyay, Santhosh Pillai [Samsung], Susheel Sharma [Synopsys, Inc.]
Paper Presentation

Technical Committee Award Honorable Mention
Universal Verification Methodology (UVM)-based Random Verification through VCS and CustomSim in Analog Mixed-signal Designs for Faster Coverage Closure
Ravi Ram, Warren Anderson, Shyam Sivakumar [Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.], Vijay Akkaraju [Synopsys, Inc.]
Paper Presentation

Technical Committee Award
An ARM Cortex-M0 for Energy Harvesting Systems: A Novel Application of UPF with Synopsys’ Galaxy Platform
Jatin Mistry [University of Southampton], James Myers [ARM Ltd.]
Paper Presentation


The Designer Community Expo is a unique opportunity to meet Synopsys and its design community partners from across the electronics industry. Over 60 companies exhibited in 2011 as users networked with colleagues while enjoying food, drinks and some great prize drawings that were held throughout the evening.

SNUG thanks the members of the Technical Committee who volunteer their time and expertise to ensure SNUG’s technical quality, local perspective and value to the users of Synopsys tools and technology.

User Technical Chairperson
John Busco, NVIDIA Corp.

Technical Committee Members

Ajay Bavle Microchip Technology
Al Czamara, Test Evolution
Alex Tetelbaum, Abelite Design Automation
Andy Copperhall, ARCH Design 
Anwar Hasan, STMicroelectronics
Avishek Panigrahi, Xilinx
Brian Kane, Northrop Grumman Corp.
Chris Kiegle, IBM
Cliff Cummings, Sunburst Design, Inc.
David Flynn, ARM
Don Mills, Microchip Technology
Frank Szorc, Linear Technology
John Dickol, Samsung
John Wei, Alchip
Jonah Probell, Consultant
Karthik Rajan, Microchip Technology
Krishna Vittala, Microchip Technology

Leah Clark, Broadcom Corp.
Mark Sprague, AMD
Mike Bartley, Test Verification and Solutions
Neil Johnson, XtremeEDA
Paul Lungu, Ciena
Paul Zimmer, Zimmer Design Services
Priyank Parakh, AMD
Raj Varada, Intel Corp.
Rick Furtner, Consultant
Ron Goodstein, First Shot Logic Simulation & Design
Ronald Kalim, Consultant
Sachin Parikh, Broadcom Corp.
Stu Sutherland, HDL Sutherland
Tom Mahatdejkul, ARM
Victoria Kolesov, Intel Corp.
Zafar Hasan, NVIDIA

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