DAC 2017 Samsung/Synopsys Breakfast

On June 20th of this year Samsung Foundry and Synopsys hosted a breakfast event and talked about their multi-year collaboration to develop the next-generation process nodes and enable advanced SoCs for the next wave of design innovation. Mamta Bansal, Sr. Director of Engineering at QUALCOMM delivered a spirited presentation on their use of Samsung Foundry 10nm node and Synopsys Design Platform tools for their recent design success.

  • Samsung presentation starts at time stamp 03:55
  • Synopsys presentation starts at time stamp 21:20
  • QUALCOMM presentation starts at time stamp 37:40


Guest Speakers and Bios

Kelvin Low

Sr. Director, Foundry Marketing, Samsung
Kelvin Low is responsible for developing the strategic product direction of the Samsung foundry’s advanced process nodes. In addition, he is working to develop the foundry ecosystem around these process nodes. Prior to Samsung, Kelvin held key technical positions at GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing with an emphasis on process integration and led development of logic, mixed signal, RF, CIS, and NVM. He also had additional responsibilities as the market lead in the IBM joint development alliance. Kelvin received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

Kuang Kuo (K.K.) Lin

Director of Foundry Marketing Ecosystem, Samsung
Kuang-Kuo “KK” Lin is the Director of Foundry Marketing Ecosystem at Samsung Device Solutions America (DSA) based in San Jose, CA. Prior to joining Samsung, KK had held engineering and management positions at GlobalFoundries, Chartered, Intel, Cadence and HP. KK is currently responsible for Samsung Foundry Ecosystem solutions and collaborations. KK has published numerous technical articles and presented at many conferences/forums. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.

Mamta Bansal

Sr. Director, Engineering, Qualcomm
A 20+ year EDA veteran, Mamta Bansal started out as an IC Design Manager at Duet Technologies where she focused on IP Design. She moved onto PMC-Sierra in 1998, first as a Technology Access manager, and then as a Director in EDA and Design closure. Mamta joined Qualcomm in 2010 as an Engineering Director for Physical Design, where she was responsible for physical design and timing and power signoff flows. In 2016, she took additional responsibility for end2end RTL synthesis to sign-off flow..

Thomas Andersen

Group Director, Research and Development, Synopsys
Thomas Andersen holds a Master’s Degree and PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He has over 15 years of industry experience starting his career at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, followed by senior management positions at Magma Design Automation and Synopsys. Thomas focuses on Digital Design Implementation, pushing QoR, Runtimes and Accuracy for Advanced Nodes to the next level.