Synopsys says they are committed to maintaining continuity for SpyGlass, which is why they are continuing these user meetings. Philippe Magarshack, now CTO of ST and a long-standing supporter of Atrenta opens with a keynote on application of FD-SOI in fast growing markets, especially for IoT. You're not often going to get to hear directly from the technical #1 in the leader in FD-SOI how he thinks it stacks up against FinFETS. The day continues with user experiences from Marvell, Infineon, Synopsys (should also be fascinating), Xilinx and Broadcom. The event wraps up with a forward look into Synopsys verification directions which will be a must-see for anyone wanting to know how SpyGlass will fold into the Synopsys family and where Synopsys is headed with static verification.
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