More Moore: Designing Ultra-Complex System-on-Chips

Workshop, 22 March 2013, EPFL, MXF1

Organized by:
Giovanni De Micheli (EPFL) and Heinrich Meyr (Visiting Professor, EPFL)


The continuing pursuit of "Moore's Law" in semiconductor industry for more than 40 years is presenting increasingly more significant challenges for high-complexity systems and products, including:

  • Unsustainable power dissipation
  • Near-atomic scale dimensions - physical limits
  • Increasing process and device variability
  • Diminishing performance increase with scaling
  • Lack of appropriate design tools and environments
  • Excessive R&D and manufacturing costs

More Moore” activities aim to improve CMOS performance for the 22nm node technology and beyond. The outcomes should be applicable both in pushing forward highly scaled devices and as technology boosters that allow longer life to existing geometries.

This workshop views the design of ultra-complex system-on-chip from different angles. Three distinguished speakers from industry will present their views:

Joachim Kunkel, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Solutions Group, Synopsys Inc

Michael Speth, Intel, Germany

Ravi Subramanian, President & CEO, Berkeley Design Automation

Workshop talk schedule is given below. Please follow the links given for talk titles and abstracts. Click here to download the schedule pdf. The workshop talks and panel discussion have been video taped. Links to the recordings are given on each speaker's page. To watch the video recordings just follow the links given below in the schedule.

22 March 2013, EPFL, Room MXF1
  8:45 - 9:00 Coffee & croissants
  9:00 - 9:05
Opening Remarks
  9:05 - 9:45
Designing Analog/Mixed-Signal IP Beyond the 28 nm Process Technology Node

Joachim Kunkel
Synopsys Inc., California, USA

 9:45 - 10:00
Q & A session
10:00 - 10:40
Trends and Challenges in Wireless SOC Design

Michael Speth
Intel, Germany 

10:40 - 11:00
Q & A session
11:00 - 11:40
More Moore: Does it mean Mixed-Signal Integration or Disintegration

Ravi Subramanian
Berkeley Design Automation, California, USA

11:40 - 12:00
Q & A session
12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion