Ballroom A/B

Thursday, November 2, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Keynote 3 – Automotive Keynote: Look Mom! No hands!

Joachim Kunkel, General Manager, Corporate Staff, Synopsys

After many years of relying on established processes technology geometries, advanced automotive semiconductors, driven by assisted and autonomous driving systems, have recently joined the race to ever smaller semiconductor process technologies. If the massive functionality enabled by 16-nm and below FinFET semiconductor processes, combined with the new fault mechanisms they bring along, weren’t enough of a test and repair challenge, the automotive functional safety requirements add a whole other dimension to the problem. This talk discusses automotive test and repair requirements and solutions in the context of automotive functional safety from the perspective of a test automation tool and IP provider.

Bio:  Joachim joined Synopsys in 1994 and serves as general manager of the Solutions Group. In this capacity, he oversees the business unit responsible for Synopsys DesignWare intellectual property (IP).
Before joining Synopsys, Joachim was co-founder of CADIS GmbH in Aachen, Germany. There, he served as managing director and performed myriad duties in engineering, sales, and marketing. Before co-founding CADIS he was a research assistant at the Aachen University of Technology, where he conducted research in system-level simulation techniques for digital signal processing, with special emphasis on parallel computing.
Joachim holds an M.S.E.E. degree, the Dipl.-Ing. der Nachrichtentechnik, from the Aachen University of Technology.