Friday, February 26, 2010

Lots of Foundries and Fabless Companies do exist - what about standards for their interface?


Date: Thu, 2010-03-11; Time: 12:45-13:45
Room: Exhibition Theatre, Ground Floor

Organizers: Manfred Dietrich, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, and Rene Schueffny, TU Dresden

Companies like Broadcom and Nvidia have shown that the Fabless model conquers the semiconductor market. Today all IDM’s use foundries as second source or use it as part of their volume production Because of the high cost of new manufacturing facilities IDM’s become Fablight and concentrate with their production on highly sophisticated processes. How is it possible to handle even more complex circuits if their processes cannot any more be deeply influenced by the internal design team? Today the value chain of the semiconductor market isolates and dominates more and more the vertical companies like EDA, Design house, Fabless, IP provider, Foundry Test & Packaging. Do we have already enough standards or do we need more and where do we need more standards and how can we make it happen? Who will be the driver or who should be the driver? This panel should offer some answers or even create more questions! It is fact - Fabless companies will have more and more impact in the whole IC logic market and Foundries increase their market share every year! Is it time for standards? [more]

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