Hosted Session: ESDA
Panel: Innovating for the Future! Electronic System Design – Where Microelectronics Begins
- Rick Carlson, Vice President of Sales at Verific
- Dean Drako, President and CEO of Drako Motors and IC Manage
- Ted Miracco, CEO at Cylynt
- Anna Fontanelli, Founder and CEO of Monozukuri
- Aki Fujimura, CEO of D2S
The Electronic Systems Design ecosystem may be the smallest spoke in the $2-trillion global electronic products market hub, but it could be the mightiest. That’s because it all starts with electronic system design. It tracked Moore’s Law, for example, for 56 years, providing chips designers with innovation after innovation to keep it alive. From the conventional view, it might appear that Moore’s Law is slowing. Not so. New innovations in system design, automation tools and IP including chiplet assembly and 3D IC design are powering Moore’s Law forward.
While the ecosystem continues to ably serve the worldwide microelectronics market, creative entrepreneurs use their talents to solve the intractable challenges of chip design. Others use their expertise to conquer new market segments. Five entrepreneurs will share their experiences on how they made their mark in the electronic system design ecosystem and describe how they are still doing so in surprising new ways.
Consider D2S. Aki Fujimura and other founders steeped in the electronic systems design ecosystem created a way to better tie design to manufacturing.
Cylynt, led by Ted Miracco, spun out of an analog design software company to become a leader in license compliance software. Cylynt now protects from theft the software IP of many of the best-known system design and semiconductor companies.
Dean Drako is building a reputation for Drako Motors, an electric car company with a small production run of electric luxury sports cars incorporating novel electronic controls. That’s in addition to serving as CEO of IC Manage, a company that produces design data and IP management software for hardware and software development efforts.
Verific is known for its flexible licensing model to help system design startups get their first product to market, as Rick Carlson will explain. An innovative corporate culture and an emphasis on quality are why Verific’s software is in production and development use throughout the semiconductor industry. It’s also why DARPA invited Verific into its recently announced DARPA Toolbox.
Anna Fontanelli is an expert in IC/package co-design who leads Monozukuri. Its recent announcement of GENIO brings a holistic design environment for 2D, 2.5D and 3D multi-component systems.
Join moderator Nitin Dahad from embedded and EE Times as he explores the fertile innovation space within the electronic system design ecosystem and learn just how mighty this little spoke is as it innovates for the future.