Electrical & Computer Engineering     |     Carnegie Mellon

Thursday, January 25, 12:00-1:00 p.m. HH-1112

Larry Pileggi
Carnegie Mellon University

The Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI)

The phenomenal progress in semiconductor technologies has been, in part, facilitated by the equally dramatic advancement of design automation tools and capabilities. But as system sizes head toward trillions of transistors and physical effects force us to look at finer details of the design and manufacturing, advances in electronic design automation alone cannot maintain this rate of IC design progress. Instead, implementation of an electronic system in silicon must consider new forms of design regularity and structure as a concurrent process with advancement in design automation. The Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) was built from the infrastructure of the Center for Electronic Design Automation that was established in 1982. This presentation will outline the technical vision and goals of CSSI, and describe why these changes are more than just an opportunity to get new coffee mugs with a new cool logo.

Larry Pileggi is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Center for Silicon System Implementation at Carnegie Mellon University.