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Design Automation Conference 2019 Exhibitor Profiles



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LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#56DAClt;/agt;–The 56th Design Automation Conference runs June 2 – 6, 2019
at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Company: Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
Booth: 861
Achronix Semiconductor Corporation is a privately held, fabless
semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California and
offers high-performance FPGA and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) solutions.
Achronix’s history is one of pushing the boundaries in the
high-performance FPGA market. Achronix offerings include
programmable FPGA fabrics, discrete high-performance and
high-density FPGAs with hardwired system-level blocks, datacenter
and HPC hardware accelerator boards, and best-in-class EDA software
supporting all Achronix products.
Company: AMIQ EDA srl.
Booth: 854
AMIQ EDA provides tools – DVT Eclipse IDE, DVT Debugger Add-On,
Verissimo Linter, and Specador Documentation Generator – that enable
design and verification engineers increase the speed and quality of
new code development, simplify legacy code maintenance, accelerate
language and methodology learning, and improve source code
reliability. Working with 100+ companies in 30+ countries, AMIQ EDA
is recognized for its high quality products and customer service
Company: AnaGlobe Technology, Inc.
Booth: 934
AnaGlobe is a Taiwanese EDA company, has 2 major layout platforms,
THUNDER & GOLF. THUNDER is a versatile layout integration platform
to support heavy layout handling efforts from post P&R, IP merge
automation & management, physical ECO verification (LVL,
connectivity, etc.), DRC/LVS debugging interface, and even (in-line
inspection) defect-to-layout mapping, failure analysis and
chip-package integration (fanout, interposer and substrate routing,
pins connectivity, etc.).
GOLF is a custom layout platform with a simple yet GUI-mode powerful
PCell Designer for diversified applications. PCells are easily
created, previewed and debugged by PCell Designer.
AnaGlobe differentiates product to satisfy specific and individual
user requests.
Company: Breker Verification Systems
Booth: 611
Breker Verification Systems will demonstrate at DAC its portfolio of
Portable Stimulus solutions, a standard means to specify
verification intent and behaviors reusable across target platforms.
Demos will highlight how a graph-based verification and the
synthesis approach enables development of powerful test sets from
abstract scenario models. Its Trek Portable Stimulus Portfolio is
Graph-based to make complex scenarios comprehensible, Portable,
eliminating test redundancy across the verification process, and
Shareable to foster team communication and reuse. Intelligent
Testbench tools and apps allows synthesis of high-coverage, powerful
test cases for deployment into a variety of UVM to SoC verification
DAC attendees can schedule demonstrations at
Company: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Booth: 915
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: NASDAQ: CDNS
Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to
create the innovative end products that are transforming the way
people live, work and play. Cadence software, hardware and
semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market
faster. The company’s System Design Enablement strategy helps
customers develop differentiated products—from chips to boards to
systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud datacenter, automotive,
aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is
listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Learn more at
Company: Coventor, A Lam Research Company
Booth: 835
Coventor® is the market leader in automated solutions for developing
semiconductor process technology, as well as micro-electromechanical
systems (MEMS). Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of
integrated device manufacturers, memory suppliers, fabless design
houses, independent foundries, and R&D organizations. Its
SEMulator3D modeling and analysis platform is used for fast and
accurate ‘virtual fabrication’ of advanced manufacturing processes,
allowing engineers to understand manufacturing effects early in the
development process and reduce time-consuming and costly silicon
learning cycles. Its CoventorMP MEMS design platform is used to
develop MEMS-based products for automotive, aerospace, industrial,
defense, and consumer electronics applications. The company is
headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, with development and sales
offices worldwide.
Company: Defacto Technologies
Booth: 667
After a first success on moving traditional DFT checks to RTL,
Defacto shifted its focus, 10 years ago, on providing SoC design
solutions to help reaching aggressive PPA requirements
cost-effectively. Defacto has proven the effectiveness of STAR as a
design platform for large SoCs.
By adopting Defacto’s STAR design solutions, major semiconductor
companies are continuously moving from traditional and painful SoC
design tasks to the Defacto’s joint “Build & Signoff” design
methodology. The related ROI has been proven for hundreds of
Company: Design And Reuse
Booth: 329
Founded in 1997, D&R became the worldwide leader as a B2B portal in
the IP/SoC field with its community of 42,000 registered users,
75,000 Absolute Unique Visitors/Month, 18,000 daily updated IP/SOC
products, and news broadcast to 27,000 subscribers.
Based on more than 20 years experience, D&R sells IPMSTM: a Java/XML
multi-application, configurable platform, offering a comprehensive
solution for IP management including smart IP delivery and smart
computerized contract support, as well as an unique intelligent
software tool license management solution providing user behavior
profiling, and cost sharing, leading to well informed business
decision making.
Company: EDDR Software
Booth: 633
EDDR Software is a company that works with customers and partners in
order to help ENGINEER, DESIGN, DEVELOP, and RESEARCH solutions for
barriers created by technology and software in their business. EDDRS
also helps bridge gaps that may arise with changing technologies and
requirements. EDDRS has tools to help clients produce products for
their customers more efficiently and with higher performance. Check
out some of them at
Company: Faraday Technology Corporation
Booth: 1012
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: TWSE: 3035
Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035) is a leading fabless
ASIC and silicon IP provider. From specification level to GDSII-in,
our flexible business engagement model allows customers to check-in
at various design phases in maximizing ASIC implementation
Faraday’s comprehensive IP portfolio and best-in-class IP
customization service have enabled customers’ products to address
various applications and market segments effortlessly.
Since 1993, Faraday has been cooperating with top-tier suppliers of
IP, EDA, manufacturing, packaging, and testing, completing more than
2,200 tapeouts resulting in hundreds of millions chips shipped
worldwide a year.
Company: Menta
Booth: 626
For ASIC and SoCs designers who need fast, right-the-first time
design and fast time to volume, Menta is the proven eFPGA pioneer
whose design-adaptive standard cells based architecture and
state-of-the-art tool set provides the highest degree of design
customization, best-in-class testability and fastest time-to-volume
for SoC design targeting any production node at any foundry.
Company: OneSpin Solutions
Booth: 308
OneSpin will feature at DAC its full complement of certified IC
integrity verification solutions for building functionally correct,
safe, secure and trusted integrated circuits. Solutions are based on
OneSpin’s widely used formal verification technology and assure the
integrity of SoCs, ASICs and FPGAs. Partners include leaders
worldwide in automotive and industrial applications; defense;
avionics; artificial intelligence and machine learning; consumer
electronics; and communications. Its advanced solutions are
well-suited for developing heterogeneous computing platforms, using
programmable logic, and designing and integrating processor cores,
such as RISC-V. OneSpin’s customer-oriented commitment is
fundamental to its growth and success.
Connect with OneSpin at:
Company: OpenText
Booth: 1117
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: OTEX NASDAQ
OpenText Connectivity products, formerly Hummingbird provides
web-based remote access and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
software for UNIX, Linux and Windows applications.
OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX) is designed from the ground up to
enable session resilience and local-like responsiveness for
graphically demanding applications, even over high latency WAN
Many leading semiconductor companies are successfully using ETX to
achieve blazing fast access from anywhere to chip layout
applications and other EDA tools.
Company: PRO DESIGN Electronic GmbH
Booth: 635
PRO DESIGN is a leading provider of FPGA-based Prototyping systems.
PRO DESIGN’s product family proFPGA is a very flexible
high-performance FPGA system which is mainly used for ASIC
Prototyping and pre-silicon software development. The modular
concept of the proFPGA system, consisting of different motherboards,
FPGA modules, daughter boards and interconnects allows the user to
adjust it for almost any type of application. PRO DESIGN is offering
FPGAs produced by XILINX and Intel, those can be Mix and Matched on
one proFPGA System.
Booth: 510
Sankalp Semiconductor offers an integrated portfolio of services and
solutions to its customers in key semiconductor domains including
analog & mixed signal, digital, high-speed physical interface IP,
Embedded Memory Compiler, IOs & EDA modeling. Sankalp is a preferred
semiconductor design service partners to multiple Fortune 500
companies in the Automotive, Consumer, Networking, Wireless, IoT,
Medical electronics & Foundry space. The company enables its
customers deliver first time right silicon & engage with product
engineering teams across the globe to design SoCs. Sankalp is based
in Palo Alto, California & Hubli, India with offices in USA, India,
Canada, Germany, Malaysia and Japan.
Company: Sigasi
Booth: 646
Sigasi radically redefines digital design. Our design entry tool
Sigasi Studio drastically improves hardware designer productivity by
helping to write, inspect and modify digital circuit designs in the
most intuitive way. Advanced features such as intelligent
autocompletes and code refactoring, make VHDL, Verilog and
SystemVerilog design easier, more efficient.
Sigasi, has formed partnerships with FPGA and EDA companies
including Altera, Xilinx and Aldec. The Sigasi Studio XL platform is
used worldwide by industry leaders in the fields of healthcare,
consumer electronics, industrial automation, telecom, aerospace and
Company: Silicon Creations
Booth: 525
Silicon Creations is focused on providing world-class silicon
intellectual property (IP) for precision and general-purpose timing
(PLLs), SerDes and high-speed differential I/Os. Silicon Creations’
IP is in production from 7 to 180-nanometer process technologies.
With a complete commitment to customer success, its IP has an
excellent record of first silicon to mass production in customer
designs. Silicon Creations, founded in 2006, is self-funded and
growing. The company has development centers in Atlanta, Ga., and
Krakow, Poland, and worldwide sales representation. For more
information, visit
Company: SmartDV Technologies
Booth: 514
SmartDV™ Technologies, the Proven and Trusted choice for
Verification Intellectual Property (VIP), will be in DAC Booth #514
with demonstrations of Smart ViPDebug™, its new protocol debugger
that reduces debug time by rapidly identifying violations. Also
highlighted will be SmartDV’s Compute Express Link (CXL) and
Ethernet Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) VIP solutions, along with
its extensive VIP portfolio used in hundreds of networking, storage,
automotive, bus, MIPI and display chip projects. SmartDV’s VIP is
compatible with all verification languages, platforms and
methodologies supporting all simulation, emulation and formal
verification tools used in a coverage-driven chip design
verification flow.
DAC attendees can schedule demonstrations through SmartDV’s online
Company: Univa
Booth: 1233
Univa is the leading innovator of workload management solutions that
optimize throughput and performance of applications, containers, and
services. Univa manages workloads automatically by maximizing shared
resources and enabling enterprises to scale compute resources across
on-premise, hybrid and cloud infrastructures. Univa’s solutions help
hundreds of companies to manage thousands of applications and run
billions of tasks every day to obtain actionable insights and
achieve faster time-to-results. Univa is headquartered in Chicago,
with offices in Canada and Germany.
Company: Verific Design Automation
Booth: 638
At DAC, Verific will celebrate 20 years as the leading provider of
SystemVerilog, Verilog, VHDL and UPF Parser Platforms, used by EDA,
FPGA and semiconductor companies worldwide. Verific’s R&D and
applications staff will explain how its SystemVerilog, VHDL and UPF
parsers, as well as its “Verific with INVIO” platform enable project
groups to develop advanced EDA products quickly and cost
effectively. Demos of the INVIO platform will illustrate the ways in
which its SystemVerilog- and VHDL-language agnostic Python and C++
APIs simplify and streamline a Verific user’s design environment to
accelerate tool development.
Engage with Verific at:


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Strainprint™ Technologies Welcomes Organic Medical Cannabis Producer to Growing List of Subscribers



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Strainprint™ Technologies Ltd, the leader in cannabis data and analytics is pleased to expand their nation-wide coverage with the addition of Stewart Farms.

Stewart Farms is a late-stage applicant headquartered in Alberta that is building a 100,000 sq. ft. vertical aquaponics farm in Saint StephensNew Brunswick. They will be utilizing automation, vertical farming, and land-based aquaculture to produce medical grade organic cannabis for both recreational and medical markets in Canada. All of their products will be free of herbicides, pesticides and synthetic nutrients. At full capacity, they will reach more than 10,000 kgs per year of organically farmed cannabis and more than 200,000 kgs of organic tilapia.

Stewart Farms’ long term vision is to deliver tools and products to support  future customers and patients during their health and wellness journeys. “Through our partnership with Strainprint we gain direct access to their incomparable data and analytics tools. This will aid us in educating a wider audience on the medical benefits and best practices of cannabis-based medicine,” said Tanner Stewart, Co-founder & CEO of Stewart Farms. “We know our customers are looking to consume more than dried cannabis. We know Canadians of all legal ages are trying to sort through their personal engagement with cannabis as a medicine. What we want to know, on an ongoing basis, is what is and is not working for people. Strainprint’s patient-led data services will give us the insight needed to create custom products and further understand the benefits of our existing products. Finally, our goal is to partner with companies and teams that truly have people’s best interest at heart. Caring about a patient’s success is what makes up the core of the Strainprint team. We couldn’t be happier to move forward with them at our side.”

Stewart Farms will access the Strainprint Analytics web platform, the most sophisticated cannabis analytics platform available to improve product development. Strainprint Analytics is built on top of the largest and most granular scientific data set of its kind in the world, with more than 1.3 million anonymized, patient reported medical cannabis outcomes and more than 65 million data points on strain efficacy.

“We’re thrilled to provide our real-time, crowd sourced data to an environmentally conscious company that uses innovative, cutting edge farming technology to produce top-tier medical cannabis,” said Strainprint CEO, Andrew Muroff. “Our organizations are equally committed to improving lives using cannabis therapy, and our shared core motivation is to provide guidance and support to help cannabis patients achieve their health goals.”


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Field Trip Ventures Inc. Retains KCSA Strategic Communications as Public Relations Counsel



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Greenery Map, the world’s first and only cannabis search engine to allow users to search for cannabis products based on their desired mood, medicinal use, and method of consumption, is now offering users – both businesses and consumers – the opportunity to register and connect to the app in an entirely mobile way. Previously, businesses were required to access from a desktop in order to manage accounts and connect to the inventory API system, but that road block has been removed, allowing for an entirely mobile experience through the Greenery Map app.

App users turn to Greenery Map to help them decide on the strain of Cannabis and product that is right for them depending on their desired mood or medicinal effect. Following the matching, consumers are given a detailed history and description of the strain so that they can make educated purchases, cutting down on time that budtenders need to spend with patrons and speeding up the purchase process. Consumers can then see all of the ways to purchase said product, including the nearby dispensaries that have it in stock, online options, and even delivery options through the app. Greenery Map fully integrates with a dispensary’s inventory API system to update in real-time and give consumers real-time information on dispensary stock for the item they are looking for. The Greenery Map system also provides cannabis businesses in both the B2B and B2C sectors a private database to share and sell information and products. For Cannabis businesses, Greenery Map also offers the opportunity to open bank and merchant accounts through their partnership with PayHouse Consulting Group.


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WeBank, IBM and Other Organizations Jointly Held the 1st International Workshop on Federated Machine Learning in conjunction with IJCAI 2019



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Once a concept, AI is now ushering in a key stage of application. What’s the solution to the data silos among businesses? Given the enhanced regulation on data at home and abroad, what’s the solution to data privacy and security concerns? What’s the status quo of Federated Machine Learning and how to establish an ecosystem for FML in the future?

WeBank, IBM and other organizations jointly held the 1st International Workshop on Federated Machine Learning for User Privacy and Data Confidentiality (FML’19) in conjunction with the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-19) on Aug. 12, 2019, to further discussion on these issues.

President of IJCAI, Chair of FML Steering Committee, Chief AI Officer of WeBank Professor Qiang Yang delivered opening remarks at the workshop. Dr. Shahrokh Daijavad from IBM and Dr. Jakub Konečný from Google presented keynote addresses. In the panel discussion, top scholars from WeBank, Bar-Ilan University, IBM, Squirrel AI, Google, Huawei, Clustar, Sinovation Ventures and many other renowned enterprises and universities shared and discussed their findings and experience in FML as an emerging AI technology.

This workshop received 40 papers, of which 12 were presented during the workshop, 19 presented via poster. Awards include Best Theory Paper Award, Best Application Paper Award, Best Student Paper Award, Best Presentation Award. Selected high quality papers will be invited for publication in a special issue in the IEEE Intelligent Systems journal. All these attracted numerous scholars to engage in discussions and join efforts for building the FML ecosystem.

Experts from IBM and Google Share Groundbreaking Findings with a Focus on the Theory and Application of FML

Privacy and security are becoming a key concern in our digital age. On 25th May last year, the implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the EU, the toughest Act on data privacy protection, stressed that user data collection must be open and transparent. A series of laws and regulations from China and overseas also pose new challenges to the traditional way of handling data and model for cooperation. Seeking ways for AI to adapt to this new reality became top priority, a demand that led to this workshop on FML.

A wealth of solutions and breakthroughs were shared by Dr. Shahrokh Daijavad from IBM and Dr. Jakub Konečný from Google in their speech on FML.

Besides how FML can help tackle challenges in the business world, Dr. Shahrokh Daijavad also shared the concept of Fusion AI, which means to train models on widely distributed data sets, but fuse them to produce one equivalent to what centralized training would yield. “Unlike traditional machine learning, in Fusion AI, model parameters are shared and data is not transferred, which makes Fusion AI model better than models that moving data centrally.” Given the widely distributed data, the development of Fusion AI and FML became ever important and imminent.

“FML enables machine learning engineers and data scientists to work productively with decentralized data with privacy by default,” said Dr. Jakub Konečný from Google. He also shared with us how FML works and its use cases at Google. In the case of Gboard, as on-device data is privacy sensitive or large or is more relevant than server-side proxy data, and labels can be inferred naturally via user interaction, the application of Federated RNN compared to prior n-gram model can increase the accuracy of next-word prediction by 24%, and the click rate of prediction strip by 10%.

Major Figure Panelists Discuss the Way Ahead for FML

The moderator of the panel discussion, AI Principal Scientist of WeBank Dr. Lixin Fan joined panelists including Professor Benny Pinkas from Bar-Ilan University, Dr. Shahrokh Daijavad of IBM Academy of Technology, Chief Architect of Squirrel AI Dr. Richard Tong, Research Scientist of Google Dr. Jakub Konečný, Dr. Baofeng Zhang from CTO Office of CBG Software in Huawei, Executive VP of Clustar Dr. Junxue Zhang, VP of AI Institute in Sinovation Ventures Dr. Ji Feng and other experts in a host of in-depth exchanges with attendees, to shed light on the way ahead for FML.

Experts shared thoughts in the panel discussion on questions including but not limited to: How to meet the security and compliance requirements? Is there a way to extend the value of data while observing user privacy and data security? Given the classic trade-off between data regulation and development of AI, how to achieve the long-term goal of establishing a stable and win-win business ecosystem?

List of Award-Winners

Best Theory Paper Award, Best Application Paper Award, Best Student Paper Award and Best Presentation Award selected by all attendees were announced at the closing of the workshop.

Best Theory Paper Award: 
Preserving User Privacy for Machine Learning: Local Differential Privacy or Federated Machine Learning? By Huadi Zheng, Haibo Hu & Ziyang Han;

Best Application Paper Award: 
FedHealth: A Federated Transfer Learning Framework for Wearable Healthcare. By Yiqiang ChenJindong WangChaohui YuWen Gao & Xin Qin;

Best Student Paper Award: 
Quantifying the Performance of Federated Transfer Learning. By Qinghe JingWeiyan Wang, Junxue Zhang, Han Tian & Kai Chen;

Best Presentation Award: 
Federated Generative Privacy. By Aleksei Triastcyn and Boi Faltings.

President of IJCAI, Chief AI Officer of WeBank Professor Qiang Yang, Chief Architect of Squirrel AI Dr. Richard TongandVP of AI Institute in Sinovation Ventures Dr. Ji Feng presented the awards.

“The mission of this International Federated Machine Learning Workshop is to facilitate further understanding in the academia, business community as well as legal and regulatory institutions by promoting the establishment of FML ecosystem in the hope that more businesses will join and build a platform for students aspired to work in FML to find research teams that suit them,” said Professor Qiang Yang.

Held Aug. 10-16, 2019 in Macao, China, IJCAI-19 is one of the leading International Academic Conference on AI, attracting over 3000 AI research personnel and experts. The 1st International Workshop on Federated Machine Learning (FML’19) was a highlight for experts joining this event. Visionaries in the academia and industrial sector expressed the willingness to be part of the effort for academic research, application of FML in the future, and the development and boom of AI ecosystem.

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