Designing and Bringing Silicon to Market
Date and Time
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Shankar Viswanathan , AMD Semiconductor - shankar.viswan gmail com
From early concept, through different phases of design, and product validation
This talk will be about the different steps involved in designing a silicon chip: all the way from a design concept to taking it to volume production. A typical PC processor will be used as an example but the steps are generally applicable to any silicon integrated circuit design.
It is meant to be a brief introduction to IC design, but more importantly, it is to answer questions about the whole process (not a monologue). So bring your questions or send it via email ahead of the talk.
Shankar Viswanathan is a chip architect at AMD and currently works on the performance architecture for AMD semi-custom APUs. He has worked on the design and verification of several generations of AMD processors, most recently on the APUs used in the various XBox One and PS4 variants. He also spent a year at a software startup developing a thin hypervisor for run-time malware detection.