The Open-Source FPGA Foundation is excited to invite you to participate with us at the 2021 DAC conference. We will be showcasing our organization with a booth on the main exhibit floor, as well as via our first ever in-person conference.

Exhibitor Booth 2325
Exhibitor Booth 2325

Visit us at our exhibitor booth to learn more about our organization, or join us as a co-exhibitor to talk to other show attendees.

      • Monday, December 6, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
      • Tuesday, December 7, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
      • Wednesday, December 8, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Half-Day Conference

We are excited to invite you to our in-person conference collocated with DAC. We are developing a great program – stay tuned for details. Click here to see the agenda.

        • Thursday, December 9, 1:00 – 5:15 pm
        • Networking Happy Hour:  5:30pm to 7:30pm
OSFPGA DAC 2021 Conference
Thursday, December 9th from 1 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Open-Source FPGA – A Key to Open Sourcing & Democratizing Silicon
Room 3001-3003
Welcome & OSFPGA Update
1:00 – 1:45 p.m
  • Welcome – Shrikant Lohokare, CEO, OSFPGA Foundation
  • State of the Union of the OSFPGA Foundation – Prof. Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, CoChairman, OSFPGA Foundation
  • OSFPGA TapeOut World Initiative – Jeff Dicorpo, SVP Business Development, Efabless
Featured Keynote
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
OSS: Extending Open-Source Software to Open-Source Silicon – Martin Fink, Former CTO of Western Digital and HPE
Martin Fink, Former CTO of Western Digital and HPE (View Profile)
Tech Talks
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
  • State-of-the-Art Commercial Ready Open-Source Tool Flow: Are we at an Inflection Point? Xifan Tang, Chief Engineer, Rapid Silicon
  • Customizable FPGA Cloud Acceleration – Darrick Horton, President & CTO, VMAccel
  • Open Architectures to Differentiate Analog and Mixed Signal IPs – Mahesh Tirupattur, EVP, Analog Bits
  • Distributed Security Functions with eFPGA/ OSFPGA – Opportunities and Challenges – Chinh Le, CEO, LeWiz Communications
Panel Discussion
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

The Promise and Challenges of the Open-Source Movement in FPGAs


  • Ramine Roane, VP of AI & Software, Xilinx (View Profile)
  • Brian Faith, President & CEO, QuickLogic (View Profile)
  • Anoop Saha, Head of Strategy and Business Development, CSD Division, Siemens EDA (View Profile)
  • Prof. Pierre Emmanuel Gaillardon, Co-chairman, OSFPGA Foundation (View Profile)


    • Kevin Morris, President and Editor, EE Journal (View Profile)
Fireside Chat
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Open-Source FPGA – A Goldmine for Global Innovation and Startups in Emerging Markets!

Closing Remarks
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Shrikant Lohokare, CEO, OSFPGA Foundation (View Profile)

Happy Hour & Networking
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

TableTop Tap House, 175 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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