Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS)today announced it will host its 19th annual Synopsys Users Group (SNUGTM) conference July 11-12, 2018 at the Leela Palace in Bengaluru, India. The two-day conference focuses on helping engineers better address productivity challenges when designing chips and electronic systems. This year’s event will feature new electronic design automation (EDA) solutions and techniques to meet the challenges posed by 5-nanometer technology nodes and below.
SNUG India 2018 will feature more than 70 user papers and presentations on design synthesis, low-power implementation and verification, test, mixed-signal verification, IP integration, emulation, virtual prototyping, and FPGA-based prototyping. The event has become the industry’s premier gathering of semiconductor professionals in the region for sharing best practices and methodologies in semiconductor design. SNUG India is part of a global Synopsys program that began in 1991 and currently includes 15 user conferences worldwide with more than 10,000 participants annually.
Dr.Pradip K. Dutta, group vice president and managing director of Synopsys India and Sri Lanka, said, “As we move closer to completing two decades of SNUG in India, we are committed to making it the leading platform for the electronic design engineering community to connect with each other and learn to innovate from silicon to software. As the semiconductor industry and the ecosystem evolve with the accelerating pace of digital transformation, the center of gravity is moving to the intersection of hardware and software,” added Dutta.
Dr.Aart de Geus, chairman and co-chief executive officer at Synopsys, will discuss in his keynote address, “At the Heart of Impact,” how the demand for computation power is changing virtually all industries from automotive to healthcare to financial services. He will explore the trends, opportunities, and emerging solutions in the new exciting landscape.
“All market segments are digitizing themselves, and the semiconductor ecosystem is at the center of making this happen,” said Aart de Geus. “This transformation is changing and challenging the semiconductor industry as we evolve to a world of Smart Everything that is networked, mobile, and also under increased pressure to become more secure. Synopsys is both humbled and privileged to be in the midst of this transformation.”
Pradeep Elamanchili, Vice President, global ASIC engineering, Western Digital, will deliver a keynote on– “Data-Centric World, Opportunities, and Insights”. He will explore the evolution of big and fast data and technologies that will enable next generation of innovation in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
“Today, enterprises are seeing exponential increase in volume, variety and longevity of Big and Fast Data. Machine Learning and AI rely on this data to capture customers’ attention and thereby the market share”, further added Elamanchili. “Western Digital is committed to working with our partners to create technologies and platforms that foster new discoveries through transformative value of data.”
SNUG India 2018 will also feature the participation of industry ecosystem partners, including Platinum Sponsors Arm, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Samsung, and TSMC.