Special Session Talk: Open PDK

Tim ‘mithro’ Ansell

D1.2 | Latest statistics from Google’s no cost shuttle program for open source designs with SkyWater Technologies and eFabless

Tim ‘mithro’ Ansell

Google, USA

Come find out what has happened since the launch of the 2020 SkyWater open source PDK and where things are going in the future. Now that over 300 designs have been taped out, find out about some of the cool and unusual things which have happened. See also what type of people are contributing and where in the world they are.

The presentation slides can be found at bit.ly/rvd22-sky130

Do not forget to visit the developers.google.com/silicon portal and accompanying blog post bit.ly/gdevsilicon

If you want to contact Tim, use @mithro in the slack channel https://join.skywater.tools/

Tim ‘mithro’ Ansell is a software engineer at Google and has been developing open source software for 20+ years.

Tim has recently started trying to shake things up in the hardware accelerator development ecosystem by removing roadblocks to having a completely open ecosystem.

In 2020 he worked with SkyWater Foundry, a domestic U.S. manufacturer of integrated circuits, to release the world’s first fully open source, manufacturable PDK for their 130nm process node and is funding a free shuttle program for open source designs.

He has also contributed to projects in the open EDA ecosystem like OpenROAD, OpenRAM, Magic and many others.


The latest SkyWater SKY130 PDK design resources can be downloaded from the following repositories:

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