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OpenAccess Workshop Presentation, March 3 2003 Joining OpenAccess: the R&D balance sheet Ivo van Zandvoort VP Engineering Sagantec Netherlands.

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1 OpenAccess Workshop Presentation, March Joining OpenAccess: the R&D balance sheet Ivo van Zandvoort VP Engineering Sagantec Netherlands

2 OpenAccess Workshop Presentation, March Sagantec (booth F85) As a back-end company, our products are used in time- critical parts of the flow and the details make or break the design Products for physical layouts:  Reuse and migration of proven physical design  Accelerated implementation of new designs Both the design data and the technology data are inputs for our products

3 OpenAccess Workshop Presentation, March Process and Design Data Translator LEF/DEF DFII GDSII Process Data Process Data Transistor Sizing data Transistor Sizing data

4 OpenAccess Workshop Presentation, March Challenges Keep up with technology progress  DSM requires tight integration between different design steps  Layout and design rule descriptions become more and more complex Improve customer efficiency  Re-use existing information  Tight and flawless integration with other EDA tools Robust and high quality software  Focus on the important issues  Fast response on customer problems

5 OpenAccess Workshop Presentation, March Open Access R&D benefits Less interface effort  One database for all EDA tools  Clearly documented API  “Unknown” properties are kept and do not need understanding from Sagantec  Automatic support for new utilities, e.g. NSF/OASIS Influence on content  Participation in workgroups  Use our specific knowledge to co-define the database Less maintenance effort  No surprise incompatibilities  Early access to release schedules and latest versions Easier problem solving  Database can also be accessed  All input in one format  Share tools for analyzing problems

6 OpenAccess Workshop Presentation, March Open Access R&D costs Incorporation  Learning yet another API  Implementation work Additional overhead  (Temporarily) supporting an additional database  Work done in the OpenAccess workgroups

7 OpenAccess Workshop Presentation, March Process and Design Data with OA Open Access Database Design data Technology Data

8 OpenAccess Workshop Presentation, March Sagantec in OpenAccess Joined October 2002 Training course followed by engineers Member of TechWG working group  Bring our knowledge about process information to OA  Streamline data with other tools Integration process is starting  Demo at DAC with semiconductor company

9 OpenAccess Workshop Presentation, March Conclusions R&D benefits  Less effort in many different areas  More time to focus on the real issues  Influence on the contents  Easier problem solving R&D costs  Work in TechWG Customer benefits  Plug and play design flows  All design data is kept between tools  Single tech-file maintenance OpenAccess lets EDA companies & customers focus on their core─technology!!


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