Innovations in silicon design, verification, and IP technologies highlighted Synopsys’ SNUG Israel 2022, where the electronic design community learned about the latest advancements for the semiconductor industry. Speakers from leading companies gathered at the Daniel Hotel in Herzliya to address key growth areas including AI, machine learning, cloud, and automotive, as well as the design-to-implementation flow. The takeaway? Keep an eye out on semiconductor developments from this region.
“Israeli companies have been at the forefront of semiconductor innovation,” said Aharon Aharon, former CEO of the Israel Innovation Authority and former VP of Hardware Technologies at Apple and GM of Apple Israel. “I see an exciting opportunity for Israeli tech to lead the next generation of chips into the quantum era.”
Aharon delivered the customer keynote speech, “Israel–The land of milk, honey…and chips?!”, at the conference. He referred to the challenge of recruiting and retaining local and global semiconductor talent and reviewed the potential impacts of trends such as silicon photonics, bio-chips, and quantum physics on the Israeli eco-system.
Shankar Krishnamoorthy, general manager of the Silicon Realization Group at Synopsys, delivered the keynote address, “From Atoms to Systems, EDA Innovation in the SysMoore Era.” Krishnamoorthy (pictured below) discussed macro trends in innovation that leverage both software and chips to create world-changing products.