The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) will welcome the serial entrepreneur and inventor Steve Teig, president and chief technology officer (CTO) of Tabula, to DAC for a luncheon talk on an approach to move beyond von Neumann computing.
The lunch, open to all DAC attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, will be held Tuesday, June 15, from noon-2 p.m. in Room #303 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Teig, whose latest invention is Tabula’s Spacetime 3-Dimensional Programmable Logic Architecture, will describe a way to go beyond von Neumann computing. He describes his approach as more physically aware and one in which architecture, hardware and software are designed simultaneously. The “von Neumann architecture” for computers, invented mostly by Turing but popularized by the more famous von Neumann, is readily implemented in hardware, easily understood by software developers, and amenable to compilation from a wide variety of programming languages. It however suffers from the fundamental, non-physical assumption that reading from a memory location takes negligible, constant time independent of the size of the memory. As modern systems have evolved, this assumption has pushed us to being power inefficient, necessitating the need to look beyond von Neumann computing.
For many DAC attendees, Teig needs no introduction. For those who have never met him, Tabula, a fabless semiconductor company that has developed a new category of 3-D Programmable Logic Devices (3PLDs), is just his latest startup. Within EDA, he invented compiled-code logic simulation and led the development of the first simulator based on that technology. As CTO and co-founder of Tangent Systems, he invented the principal place-and-route algorithms for the Tancell and Tangate products (first commercial, timing-driven P&R system and the first to use analytical placement).
Teig was co-CTO of Cadence Design Systems, joining Cadence through its acquisition of Simplex Solutions, where he was CTO. He also co-founded two successful biotechnology companies –– CombiChem and BioCAD. Teig holds more than 220 patents.
Birds of a Feather Session at DAC
And, please join the discussion on social media. I’m moderating a Birds of a Feather session hosted and organized by CEDA during DAC on this hot, hot, hot topic Tuesday, June 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 209 in the Anaheim Convention Center.
The discussion will focus on trends in social media and on ways to better utilize social media channels to reach a wider EDA audience. My goal is to determine which mechanisms are used by the EDA community and how to reach them. All DAC attendees are welcome. Please come with questions and ideas.