This event was invitation only. Invitees were selected from the initial virtual workshop.

NSF Integrated Circuit Research, Education and Workforce Development Workshop Photograph


May 20-21, 2022

UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus

3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95054


For the in-person workshop, there was a mixture of presenters, panels, group discussion, and breakout groups. After introductions, we had a presentation from IMEC which was identified as a potential model to replicate in our virtual workshop. After this, we had a lively panel on the importance of open-source and proprietary EDA tool flows with representatives from both academia and industry.

The remainder of the workshop was a rotation of pre-assigned representatives on five topic areas identified during the virtual workshop. It was ensured that each breakout group had representation from the steering committee, industry (EDA, design and manufacturers) and academia. The five topic areas were:

  • Technology Nodes
  • Packaging and Testing
  • IP
  • EDA Tool Flows
  • Training and Education

These topic areas correspond to the sections in the final report. The breakout groups were charged with identifying the state-of-the art, the main challenges, and a set of feasible recommendations. Each attendee was able to participate on three of the breakout areas during the first day. After each breakout session, we had a group discussion of the results so that all attendees could participate and help reflect.

At the end of the first day, we assigned chairs of each topic area. The second day was spent combining the breakout discussion results into the final report. Attendees were allowed to attend any topic and were encouraged to switch throughout the day to particpate on more than one.


Name Association
Christopher Batten Cornell University
Erik Brunvand NSF/University of Utah
Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon University of Utah
Matthew Guthaus University of California, Santa Cruz
Rajit Manohar Yale University
Pinaki Mazumder NSF/University of Michigan
James Stine Oklahoma State University
David Harris Harvey Mudd College
David Junkin Cadence
John Damoulakis Cadence
Shakeel Jeeawoody Mentor Graphics
Mohamed Kassem E-fabless
Ken Mai Carnegie Mellon University
Matthew Morrison University of Notre Dame
Iris Bahar Colorado School of Mines
Mircea Stan University of Virginia
Kenneth O University of Texas at Dallas
Michael Taylor University of Washington
Daniel Limbrick North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Rhett Davis North Carolina State University
Andrew Kahng University of California, San Diego
Paul Franzon North Carolina State University
Mike Wirthlin Brigham Young University
Boris Murmann Stanford University
Peter Beerel University of Southern California
Lifu Chang MOSIS
Jeremy Muldavin GlobalFoundries
Hui Fu Intel
Salimath Chetan Analog Devices
Timothy Ansell Google
Ramesh Sundararaman NVIDIA
Adrian Nunez-Rocha Qualcomm
Jim Wieser Texas Instruments
Romano Hoofman IMEC
John Shalf Lawrence Berkeley Labs


Time Speaker Topic
Friday May 20, 2022
8:00AM Continental Breakfast
9:00AM Erik Brunvand, NSF Welcome
9:10AM Margaret Martinosi, NSF Welcome
9:20AM Matt Guthaus, UCSC Welcome and Overview
9:30AM Romano Hoofman, IMEC IMEC Overview & Q&A
10:15AM David Junkin, Cadence Panel: Proprietary vs Open-Source: Friends or Foes?
Brandon Wang, Synopsys
Mohamed Kassem, eFabless
Tim Ansell, Google
Andrew Kahng, UCSD/OpenROAD
11:15AM See Breakout Groups and Session Topics tabs Breakout Session 1
12:00PM Lunch
12:45PM Group Summaries
1:30PM See Breakout Groups and Session Topics tabs Breakout Session 2
2:15PM Group Summaries
3:00PM See Breakout Groups and Session Topics tabs Breakout Session 3
3:45PM Group Summaries
4:30PM Matthew Guthaus Organizing Working Groups and Chairs
6:30PM Dinner @ Pacific Catch and Discussions
Saturday May 21, 2022
8:00AM Continental Breakfast
9:00AM Matthew Guthaus Opening Discussion
9:30AM Cross Cutting Discussions
10:30AM Working Group Breakouts
12:00PM Lunch & Closing Discussion