PrimeTime Special Interest Group (SIG) at DAC 2010   

The Synopsys PrimeTime SIG is an active community for all PrimeTime users and design engineers who want to stay connected with the latest developments in the field of Static Timing Analysis (STA).

PrimeTime SIG at DAC 2010

PrimeTime SIG event was held in Anaheim during DAC on Monday, June 14, 2010. One hundred and twenty five PrimeTime users and managers attended the event from more than fifty semiconductor companies. The theme of this SIG was Advanced OCV, with perspectives from a foundry, end-users and an EDA vendor.

Customer presentations are available for download from SolvNet.


Robert Aitken
R&D Fellow, ARM
Rob was the session chair for the DAC SIG 2010 event. He introduced the timing variation topic and the rest of the speakers of the evening.

Willy Chen
Program Manager, Design Methodology Division, TSMC
Willy talked about the latest trends in timing variation and its noticeable impact on silicon. He highlighted TSMC’s stage based OCV technology and its close collaboration with PrimeTime’s Advanced OCV.

Purnabha Majumder
Hardware Engineering Manager, NVIDIA
Purnabha discussed the past, present and future of timing variation. He studied the impact of cell type, drive strength and process, voltage corners on timing and how AOCV can help model it better.

Satyendra Datla
Technical Lead, Wireless Business Unit, TI
Satyendra talked about TI’s motivation to deploy Advanced OCV with compelling results to SPICE. He also compared and contrasted it with SSTA.

Rajit Seahra
Fellow, Physical Design, AMD
Rajit discussed various margining techniques and highlighted the benefits of Advanced OCV. He shared his experience on a recently taped out design with AOCV.

Panel from PrimeTime SIG DAC 2010

Highlights from PrimeTime SIG DAC 2010

Over dinner, attendees had the opportunity to talk with industry peers and PrimeTime R&D.

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