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The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) standards organization has held 15 previous OpenAccess Conferences. This year Si2 is calling their annual event, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, the "Si2 Conference." In addition to OpenAccess, the one-day event will provide updates on emerging standards for design for manufacturability (DFM), low power design, and process design kits (PDKs). The new conference name reflects that fact that all these efforts are increasingly interrelated.
The Si2 Conference will be held in Santa Clara, California, from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm. Highlights of the agenda include the following:
The agenda also includes a lunch sponsored by Cadence, as well as demos and a reception starting at 5:40 p.m.
I've attended most past OpenAccess conferences and have always found them to be interesting and relevant. This is a good event for anyone concerned with EDA interoperability -- which, in these days of skyrocketing complexity, is just about anyone who is developing or using EDA tools.
A detailed agenda is located here: http://www.si2.org/?page=1489
You can register on line here: https://www.si2.org/openeda.si2.org/si2_store/index.php#c1