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Free Silicon Conference 2019
Fsic2019 logo.svg
Genre Free software and free hardware development conference
Location(s) Paris, Sorbonne Université
Country France
Website wiki.f-si.org/index.php/FSiC2019

The second Free Silicon Conference (FSiC) will be held at Sorbonne Université (Paris) on March 14-16 2019. The conference will bring together experts and enthusiasts who want to build a complete Free and Open Source CAD ecosystem for designing analog and digital integrated circuits. The conference will cover the full spectrum of the design process, from system architecture, to layout and verification. The conference consists of three full days, including a Saturday for facilitating those who are involved as non-professionals. After the daily talks, the discussion will continue until late in an informal and relaxed atmosphere at the on-campus caves Esclangon.

Detailed location

  • Sessions: Amphitheater 25 (entrance behind tower 25, in direction of tower 15, ground level)
  • Coffee Breaks: Patio 16-25
  • Lunch: Patio 16-25
  • Thursday Dinner: Tour Zamansky, 24th floor (room with a view)
  • Friday Dinner: Esclangon, les caves



Attending the conference is free of charge. Lunches, dinners and drinks will be offered. However, due to the limited number of spaces available, seats must be reserved before February *21* by writing at fsic2019 'at' f-si.org.

The submission window closed on January 31 2019.

Organizing committee

  • Marie-Minerve Louërat, Lip6, CNRS
  • Roselyne Chotin, Lip6, Sorbonne Université
  • Jean-Paul Chaput, Lip6, Sorbonne Université
  • Luca Alloatti, ETH-Zurich
  • Matthias Koefferlein, KLayout project
  • Sean Cross, Kosagi
  • Thomas Kramer, ETH-Zurich

Conference program

March 14, Thursday (Day 1)


  • 9:00-9:30, Registration and coffee


Introduction and motivation for Free and Open Source (FOS) silicon

High-level digital design (session I)

Mixed-signal/analog design and transistor modelling

Evening program "beer & baguette" on-campus

  • 19:00-22:00: drinks are served
  • 19:30: dinner is served
  • 22:30: end of the day

March 15, Friday (Day 2)

Morning Coffee

  • 8:30-9:00, Early bird coffee and tea

Impact of FOS hardware

Foundries, PDKs and cell libraries

Back-end flow and algorithms

Evening program "beer & baguette" at the on-campus caves Esclangon

  • 19:00-22:00: drinks are served
  • 19:30: dinner is served
  • 22:30: end of the day

March 16, Saturday (Day 3)

Morning Coffee

  • 8:30-9:00, Early bird coffee and tea


High-level digital design (session II)

Analog back-end design

Back-end design

Practical information

Supporting entities

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