Designing and Bringing Silicon to Market
Date and Time
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
MIT Building E-51, Room 315
Shankar Viswanathan , AMD Semiconductor - shankar.viswan gmail com
From early concept, through different phases of design, and product validation
This talk will be about the different steps involved in designing a silicon chip: all the way from a design concept to taking it to volume production. A typical PC processor will be used as an example but the steps are generally applicable to any silicon integrated circuit design.
It is meant to be a brief introduction to IC design, but more importantly, it is to answer questions about the whole process (not a monologue). So bring your questions or send it via email ahead of the talk.
Shankar Viswanathan is the lead performance architect for AMD's Strategic Silicon products. He has worked on the design and verification of several generations of AMD processors. Most recently, he was on the design team for the SoCs that power game consoles such as the PlayStation5 and the Steam Deck. His general interests like at the intersection of performance and security in hardware platforms.