2018 International Conference On Computer Aided Design

The Premier Conference Devoted to Technical Innovations in Electronic Design Automation

November 5-8, 2018Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa San Diego, CA

MP Associates, Inc.
WEDNESDAY November 07, 8:30am - 9:30am | Saint Tropez
The Future is What You Make It: EDA in the Post-Moore Age
Rob Aitken - Arm, Ltd.
Electronic design, design automation and technology have always been linked, but as time progresses and layers of abstraction develop holes or outright crumble, the connections between them necessarily become tighter. It’s not enough to ask how future technology will shape EDA, we also need to ask how EDA will shape technology. The EDA tools of the future will need to deal with heterogenous systems that span more than a single die. They will also need to cover abstractions from device through application software. In addition, the slowing of Moore’s law will lead to increased pressure on both design and design tools to provide product differentiation. Long term trends towards new devices, compute models, and memory elements also play a role. This talk explores these trends and their implications, and offers suggestions about where we can be certain and where we face unknowns.


Biography: Rob Aitken is an ARM Fellow and technology lead for ARM Research. He is responsible for technology direction of ARM research, including identifying disruptive technologies, monitoring the global technology landscape, and coordinating research efforts within and outside of ARM. His role includes developing strategic relationships with universities, consortia, and other key participants in the global research community. His research interests include emerging technologies, memory design, design for variability, resilient computing, and statistical design. He has published over 80 technical papers, on a wide range of topics including impacts of technology scaling, statistics of memory bit cell variability and the use of static current monitoring as a circuit testing and diagnostic mechanism. He holds 30 US patents. Dr. Aitken joined ARM as part of its acquisition of Artisan Components in 2004. Prior to Artisan, he worked at Agilent and HP. He has given keynote addresses, tutorials and short courses at conferences and universities worldwide. He holds a Ph.D. from McGill University in Canada. Dr. Aitken is an IEEE Fellow, and serves on a number of conference and workshop committees.