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TAU 2018

ACM International Workshop on Timing Issues in the Specification and Synthesis of Digital Systems

March 15-16, 2018
Monterey, California

The ACM sponsored TAU series of workshops provide an informal forum for practitioners and researchers working on temporal aspects of digital systems to disseminate early work and engage in a free discussion of ideas. The twenty-fifth in the TAU series, the TAU 2018 workshop emphasizes novel aspects of timing and power analysis as well as optimization with special invited talks.


Special sessions, keynotes and invited talks in TAU 2018

* TAU'18 will be held at Monterey Marriot on 3/15-16, 2018. Registered attendees come from Academia, EDA, design houses, foundries, including UIUC, UC Berkley, Univ. of Utah, Kyoto Univ. (Japen), NCT Univ. (Taiwan), AMD, Analog Devices, ARM, Broadcom, IBM, Intel, Inphi, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Renesas, Samsung, TI, TSMC, Xilinx, Synopsys, Cadence, Ansys, CLKDA, Arcadia. (see pictures)

Special sessions, keynotes and invited talks in TAU 2018

(in program order)
Title: Variation-Tolerant Adaptive and Resilient Designs in Nanoscale CMOS
by: Vivek De
Intel Fellow
Title: DvD impact on timing and taking advantage of timing information to optimize power grid design
by: Joao Geada
Chief Technologist
Ansys Inc. USA
Title: Software Acceleration with FPGA co-processing?
by: David Munday
Senior Manager, Data Center Acceleration Engineering
Title: Make STA Accurate and Great Again! An in depth discussion of accuracy and runtime trade-offs(abstract)
by: Igor Keller
Distinguished Engineer
Cadence Design Systems
Title: Advances in the use of Graph Databases to Aid in the Timing Analysis of the World's Fastest Microprocessors(abstract)
by: Kerim Kalafala
IBM Master Inventor

TAU 2018 is organizing a timing contest. The TAU 2018 contest will focus on the reporting capabilities of a timing tool. The specific objective is to build a runtime and memory efficient timing path enumeration and reporting capability which allows user to generate top N critical timing reports on a specific cone of logic. Winners of the contest will be awarded plaques as well as cash prizes!

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