The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) will hold their annual OpenAccess+ Conference on October 20, 2010 in Santa Clara, CA. The Si2 OpenAccess+ Conference will cover the inter-related areas of OpenAccess, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Low Power design and the newest Coalition for Open PDKs. The event will include a DFM session on the OpenDFM meta language standard, which describes DRC and DFM checks in a tool-agnostic fashion. The conference will provide updates on the industry adoption of OpenAccess and plans for the future for all coalitions.
Chipworks announced their Design for Manufacturability (DFM) analysis of Intel’s 32 nm Clarkdale/Westmere microprocessor from the Core i5 660. The analysis combines a standard reverse engineering report with the ICWorks Surveyor format. ICWorks Surveyor is a software tool that allows the engineer to navigate thousands of images stitched together into a massive floor-plan across all the metal layers of the device. Intel Westmere 32 nm Layout and Design for Manufacturability Analysis is now shipping.