SURGE Virtual Event North America 2020

October 20, 2020 - 9:00AM - 3:15PM (PST)

Silvaco is pleased to invite you join its annual SURGE Users’ event, taking place virtually, on October 20, 2020.

SURGE brings the TCAD, EDA, and IP communities together to discuss new technologies, share users’ experiences, and discover innovative techniques for advanced semiconductor design. This year we have a virtual event that includes cool prizes and giveaways for attendees.



9:00AM Welcome and IntroductionFarhad Hayat – Silvaco, Inc.
9:05AM From Atoms to Systems: Semiconductor Business Trends and ChallengesBabak Taheri – Silvaco, Inc.
9:30AM Doing Something Wonderful: Fueling the Data Revolution with Advanced Semiconductors Rahul Goyal – Intel
10:00AM Break
10:15AM GLOBALFOUNDRIES’s Specialty Foundry Solutions Accelerating the Digital Future Richard Trihy – GLOBALFOUNDRIES
10:45AM Frontiers in Memory Technology and Modeling DriversGurtej S. Sandhu – Micron Technology
11:15PM Virtual Lunch
Time EDA Track

12:30PM Analog Custom Design UpdateThomas Blaesi – Silvaco, Inc.
12:40PM Tools and Services Update for SPICE Modeling of DevicesBogdan Tudor – Silvaco, Inc.
12:55PM Go Faster - SmartSpice Analog Simulation UpdateJody Matos – Silvaco, Inc.
1:15PM Good News - The Silvaco Analog Custom Design FlowFred Sendig – Silvaco, Inc.
1:30PM Device and Design Exploration - a New Smarter ApproachJon Sanders – Silvaco, Inc.
1:45PM Curing Power, Electro-migration, and IR Drop ProblemsAlex Samoylov – Silvaco, Inc.
2:00PM Break
2:15PM IC Simulation and Verification Solutions: Silvaco Vision and Roadmap Dr. Firas Mohamed – Silvaco, Inc.
2:35PM Jivaro & Viso for Advanced Parasitic Reduction, Analysis and Optimization Simon-Alexis Abric – Silvaco, Inc.
2:55PM VarMan, No Compromise High-Sigma Yield Analysis for Standard Cell and Memory Jean-Baptiste Duluc – Silvaco, Inc.
Time TCAD Track

12:30PM TCAD Simulation UpdateDr. Eric Guichard – Silvaco, Inc.
12:50PM From Ab-Initio Calculations of Material Properties to Quantum Transport Calculations with Victory AtomisticCarlos Augusto, Ph.D. – Co-Founder and CTO, Quantum Semiconductor
1:10PM Emerging WBG/UWBG Power Semiconductor Devices: Silvaco TCAD Enabled Designs and Applications Dr. Yuhao Zhang – Assistant Professor, Center for Power Electronics Systems, Virginia Tech
1:30PM Modeling Spin Transfer Torque Magnetoresistive MemoryDr. Viktor Sverdlov – Institute for Microelectronics, TU Wien
1:50PM Break
2:15PM A Comprehensive TCAD Model for Oxide-Based ReRAM Wolfgang Goes – Silvaco, Inc.
2:35PM State-of-the-art Quantum Transport Simulation with NEMO5 & Victory Atomistic Dr. Tillmann Kubis – Research Assistant Professor in Network for Computational Nanotechnology at Purdue University
2:55PM Physical Process TCAD: Victory Process’ Crystal Anisotropy Engine Alexander Toifl – Doctoral student in process TCAD, Institute for Microelectronics, TU Wien
Time Design IP Track

12:30PM Design IP Solutions UpdateJeff Elias – Silvaco, Inc.
12:45PM Reducing the Layout Development Cycle Time for Standard CellsSharmistha Sinha, – Sr. Design Engineer, Anand Kumar Mishra Sr. Managers, STMicroelectronics
1:10PM Functional Safety in Automotive Systems, an NXP PerspectiveKavya Prabha Divakarla – Automotive Systems Functional Safety Architect, NXP Semiconductors
1:35PM Speed Up Wireless IOT SOC Implementation by using Silvaco AHB Performance Subsystem IP Ken Li – Vice-President, Cashew Chen – Vice-President, Rafael Microelectronics
2:00PM Break
2:15PM SoC Security Trends and Samsung Security IPs Jonghoon Shin – Principal Engineer, Samsung Foundry
2:45PM Optimized Applications for NXP CoolFlux DSP Ultra-low Power Programmable CoresJohan Van Ginderdeuren – Director, IP Blocks Licensing, NXP Semiconductors

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