Synopsys Expands EDA's Largest Users Group to Include Conferences in Ottawa and Austin
Synopsys Recognizes Technical Excellence at SNUG Boston, Ottawa and Austin
Synopsys recently expanded the SNUG program to include events in Ottawa and Austin, making the conferences more accessible and relevant to a greater number of its customers. "Bringing SNUG to the backyards of additional customers underscores the value that Synopsys sees in these popular gatherings, and the strong attendance numbers and enthusiastic participation confirm that users also find value in participating in these live events," says Al Czamara, director of hardware engineering with Test Evolution, and technical chair for SNUG Boston, Ottawa and Austin. Â
More than 70 technical sessions were held at the three conferences, covering all areas of design including synthesis, verification, low power design, physical design/sign off, analog/mixed-signal design, custom design, test and rapid prototyping tools. Award winning papers for each location include:
Aart de Geus, chairman and chief executive officer at Synopsys, opened the conference at SNUG Boston with a keynote sharing his perspective on important semiconductor trends, including the rapidly growing "smart" technology space. de Geus also spoke about Synopsys' recent technology developments, including the new HSPICEÂ® Precision Parallel (HPP) multi-threading technology that delivers up to 7X simulation speed-up for complex analog and mixed-signal designs, as well as the company's expanded leadership in the virtual prototyping solutions space. SNUG Boston also featured Synopsys' Designer Community Expo, which showcased the integration between Synopsys and more than 20 of its partners from across the electronics industry, providing solutions that address the difficult design challenges SNUG attendees face.
"There was a sense of optimism at the twelfth annual SNUG Boston, which I think can be attributed to the rebound the semiconductor industry has experienced this year. The race towards advanced nodes is in full force and engineers are taking full advantage of the ability to collaborate, share and learn in order to solve some of the toughest design challenges out there," said de Geus. "We listen intently to our customers to make sure that we are providing solutions that meet their needs and allow them to drive continued advancements in electronics. I always leave SNUG conferences energized by the thoughtful dialog that takes place across the engineering community."
The 2010 SNUG Sponsors include: Platinum Sponsors ARM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and TSMC; Gold Sponsors Altera Corporation, Xilinx and Zuken; and Silver Sponsors Agilent Technologies Inc. and Doulos.
Please visit the Synopsys Users Group website at http://snug.synopsys.com for more information on upcoming events and how to submit a paper for consideration by the SNUG technical committee. Customers can also access proceedings and the award-winning papers at this link.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated Â portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has approximately 70 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com/.
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