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Free Silicon Conference 2023
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GenreFree software and free hardware development conference
Location(s)Paris, Sorbonne Université

The 2023 Free Silicon Conference (FSiC) will take place in Paris (Sorbonne) on July 10,11,12 2023 (Monday to Wednesday). This event will build on top of the past FSiC2019 and FSiC2022 editions. The conference will connect 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. After the daily talks, the discussion will continue until late in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.


February 16: submissions are open.

Objectives and motto

The goal of FSiC is to make the technology accessible to small businesses, startups, universities and schools. Students, makers and professional should have direct access to education, without barriers, paywalls and legal burdens. What's the value of multi-billion public investments if there aren't designers, engineers and other experts who can operate the industry and who master the tools to innovate? We all took apart watches and radios when we were kids, hence we learned how they work. It is time to look inside chips and their tool-chains so that we can study, improve, repair and trust them.

The conference motto is therefore: Education, sustainability and innovation by openness and collaboration!


For proposing a talk, please submit a title and a short summary at fsic2023 'at' f-si.org before May 31.


Participation to the conference is free of charge but the attendance must be reserved per email at fsic2023 'at' f-si.org. Details will be announced on this page and over the mastodon channel. The slides and the video recordings of the talks will be published on our website.

Organizing committee

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Marie-Minerve Louerat
Scientist and Teacher
‟I have a passion for educating and teaching students, to give them tools for life and learning.”
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Luca Alloatti
Libre Hardware Promoter
‟Technology is political. I stand for defending free access to technology and the right for transparency.”
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Thomas Kramer
Skeptical Technology Enthusiast
‟I like to understand technology, to adapt and enhance it. Technology should not be mythical or owned by experts only, it needs to be comprehensible.”
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Matthias Köfferlein
‟I am passionate about helping people with my technical skills. Coding EDA is like gardening to me: may it grow and feed people.”

List of confirmed speakers

Keynote speech

High-level design and logic-synthesis

Hardware security

On-going FOS silicon projects

IP blocks

Foundries and PDKs

Transistor modelling and circuit simulation

Back-end design tools

Funding opportunities

Open-source standards and certifications

Teaching and education



We are looking for sponsors to cover extra services at the conference, such as food and beverages. In case of interest, please write at fsic2023 'at' f-si.org.

Academic Sponsors

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This conference is funded by the EU HORIZON Coordination and Support Action GoIT project with ID number 101070669.

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