IP07 (December 5-6, 2007) will be the 16th edition of the working conference on hot topics in the design world, focusing for the past 7 years on IP-based electronic system and held in the well known Silicon and Alliance Nanometer Valley in the French Alps.
Celebrating D&R’s 10th anniversary,
A 10 YEARS IP RETROSPECTIVE AND THE VISION OF THE FUTURE
Today, many technology companies are looking for licensing opportunities outside their core markets; the semiconductor licensing landscape has expanded to include downstream system-level products; and, a new breed of licensor known as the “non-practicing entity” or “troll” has entered the fray (...)
Acquiring External IPs and internal Reuse practice in large companies: A decade of experience?
Great Expectations probably describes the feeling prevalent throughout the semiconductor industry when reuse first entered the IC design paradigm more than ten years ago. Reuse was supposed to unleash huge boosts in development productivity and output that would offset the Design Productivity Gap. Has it happened? If not, why not?
Which IP Business and what Star IPs for the future?
Since the beginning of the semiconductor IP industry in the early 90s, we’ve moved from special purpose functionality to relatively simple processor cores to today’s wide range of very complex superscalar cores that offer multithreading, multicore and other high performance functionality. Now the industry is looking to the next step as customers want new and larger solutions that encompass more of the functionality on the chip.
The next wave of innovation in IP technology will be driven by compute intensive, consumer applications such as video processing. With the explosion in usage of multimedia-enabled devices, SoCs have to support multiple standards, various resolutions, and enable encode and decode. At the same time, SoC designers are challenged to differentiate their chips from competition in order to command the highest ASP possible.
Semiconductor IP as a real market can be traced back about 10 years. Over this time the market has changed a lot and a different set of issues now face the industry. Some have said that there is no money to be made in IP yet this sector has outgrown both the EDA and semiconductor markets and is on track to continue that trend. This session will outline the reasons for change in IP and will explore the changing nature of this sector over the next several years.
IP Best Practice track running the first day and covering hot topics such as IP business model, IP integration, IP security, IP management and delivery.
A Design track running on both days with 30 presentations focusing on innovating IPs and IP based SoC / Platform designs as well as contributions in advanced design techniques with emphasis on Power optimization, Mixed signal Design.
A High Level Modeling and Verification track running also on both days with 28 high level contributions with a first half day on high level modeling (TLM, System C) followed by contributions on formal verification and architectural synthesis.
Exhibitor track and Open Forum. In the exhibitor track exhibitors will have a chance to present their companies and their latest products. It will be followed by an Open Forum of 25 short presentations with strong industrial practices such as verification, IP design methodology, IP generator, test and simulation.
IP O7 Best Prizes
This year due to D&R 10th anniversary and extensive press presence special, highlight will be given at the Award Ceremony hold the second day under the sponsorship of CEA/LETI and the LSI IP Design Award Committee in Japan.
The Conference is proud to recognize the excellent, novel, innovative and highly practical design ideas that authors contribute.
Excellence in design – whether it be within an IP block or a complete system continue to be the future of the IP based electronic system industry.
Espace Congres du World Trade Center
5 place Robert Schuman
38 000 Grenoble
IP/SoC Conference Archives
The foils of previous year's "IP Based SoC Design" events presentations are available online: