SNUG Silicon Valley Call for Papers   

SNUG Silicon Valley Call for Papers is Now Closed

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For the complete author submission timeline, please view the Authors' Kit.

Share your experiences using Synopsys tools and IP at the 2014 Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) Silicon Valley. SNUG brings together more than 2500 Synopsys users, technologists and industry experts for Silicon Valley's largest technical conference devoted to the challenges of electronic design and verification.

As a published SNUG author you will increase your visibility in the local design and worldwide Synopsys user communities. In addition to the recognition, you’ll be eligible for significant cash awards.

The call for papers is open September 16 - November 6, 2013. The SNUG Technical Committee will review the submitted proposals and notify authors about program acceptance by November 15, 2013.

We have a preliminary list of topics to get you started. But, don’t let that limit your ideas or innovation in your submission.

  • Advanced Application Methodologies (ARM, Graphics/GPUs, Processors)
  • Advanced Design Methodologies (High Performance, Low Power, Area Optimization)
  • Design-for-Test (DFT) and Yield Analysis
  • Accelerating SoC Verification (Full Chip, Block, Analog-Mixed Signal, Verification IP (VIP), Low Power)
  • Applying Advanced Technologies (14/16/20nm, 3DIC, FinFET)
  • Maximizing Results with Established Technology Nodes (45/65nm)
  • Characterization (Standard Cell, Memory, I/Os, Complex Cells)
  • FPGA Design and Verification
  • FPGA Prototyping (Virtual Prototyping, HAPS, Hybrid Prototyping)
  • System Design and Validation
  • Design Closure and IC signoff (DRC/LVS, STA, Extraction)
  • Full Custom Design Flows
  • Selecting and Integrating IP
  • Managing and Optimizing the Compute Infrastructure for EDA Applications

Copyright Statement

Please carefully read the following notice before submitting your written materials to the SNUG program.

By submitting materials to the SNUG program you and your employer are giving Synopsys the following rights: (1) to reproduce, publish and distribute the submitted materials on the SNUG web site for access by Synopsys employees, contractors, and licensees.

It is your responsibility to confirm that your employer agrees to the use described above. You and your employer reserve the right to modify the submitted materials at any time. Synopsys shall reproduce any copyright or other legal notices that you include in your submitted materials. Synopsys will not use your submitted materials for product marketing purposes without first obtaining your express written consent.

If you have any questions about this copyright statement, please contact the SNUG team before submitting your proposal.

If you have questions, please contact the SNUG Team