The organisers of SISPAD 2013 are grateful for the support of the sponsors listed below.
CSR (formerly Cambridge Silicon Radio) is a pioneering designer and developer of silicon and software for the consumer electronics market based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. CSR is a leading designer and developer of semiconductors and software for the consumer electronics market and their products include technology for bluetooth, GPS, FM broadcasting, Wi-Fi, audio, near field communication.
Qualcomm is a global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services. Initially founded in 1985 and with headquarters in San Diego, CA, USA, Qualcomm is a world leading provider of wireless technology, ranging from products for consumer electronics through to solutions for governments.
The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) is an organizational unit of IEEE that has six member societies: Antennas and Propagation, Circuits and Systems, Computer, Electron Devices, Microwave Theory and Techniques, and Solid-State Circuits Societies. The objectives of CEDA include fostering design automation of electronic circuits and systems at all levels, by means of publications, conferences/workshops and volunteer activities.
MORDRED is a European 7th framework collaborative project entitled “Modelling of the Reliability and Degradation of Next Generation Nanoelectronic Devices”. The project focuses on developing multiscale modelling technology, supported by comprehensive experimental characterization techniques, to study the degradation and reliability of next generation Complimentary-Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) devices. The project will provide technologists, device engineers and designers in the nano CMOS industry with tools, reference databases and examples of how to produce future devices that are economical, efficient, and meet high performance, reliability and degradation standards.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is one of the world's largest independent semiconductor foundries and is headquartered in Milpitas, California. GLOBALFOUNDRIES were founded in early 2009 and manufacture integrated circuits in high volume mostly for semiconductor companies such as AMD, Broadcom, Qualcomm, and STMicroelectronics. GLOBALFOUNDRIES has a total of 8 fabrication plants (both 200nm and 300nm) spread between Singapore, Germany and the US.
IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) is a multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM was founded in 1911 as a result of the merger of three companies and during its existence its employees have been awarded 5 Nobel Prizes. IBM are reasonspible for a large number of inventions, including floppy disk, the FORTRAN programming language, the scanning tunneling microscope and DRAM.
Intel was founded in 1968 by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore and is now the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971, and was an early developer of SRAM and DRAM memory chips and also make motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphic chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing.
In 2011 Intel introduced a 3-D transistor (named the Tri-Gate transistor), with their 22 nm process, that improves performance and energy efficiency and will further extend Moore's law that has driven the industry for decades.
Micron was founded in Boise, Idaho, in 1978 by Ward Parkinson, Joe Parkinson, Dennis Wilson, and Doug Pitman as a semiconductor design consulting company. Micron has gone on to become a world leader in the design and production of advanced memory and semiconductor devices, including DRAM, SDRAM, flash memory, SSD and CMOS image sensing chips and created IM Flash Technologies with Intel, which produces NAND flash memory.
Altera is the pioneer of programmable logic solutions, enabling system and semiconductor companies to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate, and win in their markets. Altera was founded in 1983 and has headquarters in San Jose, California. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, and ASICs in combination with software tools, intellectual property, embedded processors and customer support to provide high-value programmable solutions to over 13,000 customers worldwide.
Synopsys is a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor intellectual property (IP) offering system-level, IP, implementation, verification, manufacturing, optical and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions. Synopsys was founded in 1986 by Dr Aart de Geus, has headquarters in Mountain View, California with offices throughout the world.