Importance of Open-Source EDA Tools for Academia

Open Letter on European Strategic and Funding Directions

To Whom It May Concern

March 8, 2024

The recent semiconductor shortage and shifts in global political relations have changed the European roadmap on semiconductors and chip design significantly. A mix of incentives for new fabrication facilities for advanced technologies and the ambitious goals to (re)-build leading-edge chip design capabilities in Europe are key cornerstones of the European Chips Act. Under this impulse, various funding actions have been successfully launched, for instance in the area of the creation of IP based on the RISC-V instruction set.

Universities have to be an integral part of Europe’s ambitions and are heavily involved in research activities on various levels. This is crucial for two reasons: First, they are incubators of innovative ideas. Second, and equally important, they are of key importance to educating future generations of chip designers and related jobs. The high demand for an increased workforce can only be satisfied with tight coordination and the best support of universities. In these efforts, we believe that open source is a key success factor. The availability of open-source RISC-V IPs developed in Europe has, for example, been of seminal importance for a significant ramp-up of research activities and the rapid build-up of a vibrant research community and innovation ecosystem around RISC-V hardware and software. This has led to new groups getting involved with computer architecture and an increase in innovative research that is currently funded to get commercialized at higher technology readiness levels.

A key next step is to turn innovation in computer architecture for the European market into chip designs that utilize the fabrication facilities and skilled workers that create those designs. In this trajectory, it is our strong belief that open-source chip design tools (Electronic Design Automation -EDA- tools) are essential for the European renaissance in chip design education and innovation:

  1. Open-source EDA tools lower the barrier of entry significantly for students and researchers willing to engage in chip design. As such, we believe that early initiatives based on open-source EDA have already driven a significant amount of fresh talent into the semiconductor community. In addition to the current university-focused EUROPRACTICE program for access to proprietary tools and closed process design kits (PDKs), open-source EDA tools and PDKs are a great complementary offer, as they can be offered for free and under very liberal licensing terms.
  2. Open-source EDA tools allow researchers and designers to collaborate easily, without the complexities and delays of three-way NDAs or similar legal agreements. Researchers and collaborators can easily share designs, ideas, and materials. This makes it much easier to engage new people from diverse fields like computer science, where open-source development is often the norm.
  3. Open-source EDA tools are, for themselves, interesting for innovations, research, and development. They allow educators to let students inspect hands-on the functionality of various steps in the design automation process. Students and researchers can change the code, explore their own ideas, and gain a more profound understanding of the inner workings of a chip design process. The knowledge gained by these people will be extremely valuable for increasing Europe’s footprint in the commercial EDA ecosystem.

Based on the considerations above, we would like to express a strong recommendation to the European and national funding agencies:

  1. Open-source EDA tools must be a first-class citizen of the ambitions to foster chip design capabilities in Europe. A focus on proprietary EDA tools alone is not sufficient when the goal is to democratize chip design in Europe.
  2. Open-source EDA tools are often suited to be complementary to proprietary tools, but design platforms that focus on open-source EDA are an important goal. We value the products of proprietary EDA tool vendors for bleeding-edge chip designs (which are frequently not the focus of education and academic research). Choice and independent design platforms, commercial and alternatively open source, are indispensable.
  3. Funding agencies should identify gaps in the open-source EDA tool chain and support the community in closing those gaps and further developing the open-source tools. End-to-end design flows based on open-source EDA tools must be available and will ensure a very low entrance barrier to newcomers.

We thank you in advance for considering our input. We are at your availability for a more in-depth discussion on this topic.

Sincerely,

Initial Signatories

Luca Benini, University of Bologna, Italy & ETH Zürich, Switzerland, Professor, Lead of the RISC-V PULP platform

Giovanni De Micheli, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, Professor and Director LSI lab

Marie-Minerve Louërat, Sorbonne University, France, Research Scientist, Coriolis Foundation hosted by CNRS Foundation

Harald Pretl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, Professor, Maintainer of IIC-OSIC-TOOLS

Stefan Wallentowitz, Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Professor, Director at FOSSi Foundation & Director at RISC-V

Signatories (478)

We kindly ask educators and researchers from European academic institutions to co-sign this open letter. To co-sign, please send a mail from your university mailing address to stefan.wallentowitz@hm.edu and include your affiliation and ideally include a link to your profile.

Abdoul Rjoub, Professor, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan (ENP member)

Achim D. Brucke, Professor, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Adam Teman, Associate Professor, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Adrian Evans, Research Engineer, CEA-LIST, France

Adrien Prost-Boucle, Research Engineer, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), France

Adrijan Baric, Senior Researcher, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Agostino Lanza, Technologist Manager, INFN Sezione di Pavia, Italy

Alberto Bosio, Professor, University of Lyon, France

Alberto Carini, Associate Professor, University of Trieste, Italy

Alberto Tibaldi, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Alberto del Barrio, Associate Professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Aldo Minardo, Professor, Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy

Aleksandar Pajkanovic, Assistant Professor, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Alessandro Aliberti, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Alessandro Barenghi, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Alessandro Bertacchini, Assistant Professor, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Alessandro Capotondi, Assistant Professor, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Alessandro Ottaviano, Researcher, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Alessandro Palumbo, Associate Professor, CentraleSupélec, France

Alessio Burrello, Post-Doc Researcher, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Alexander Kloes, Professor, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen - University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Alexander Viehl, Division Manager, Forschungszentrum Informatik in Karlsruhe, Germany

Alexandre Levisse, Senior Scientist, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Alexandre Menu, Associate Professor, École de mines de Saint-Étienne (IMT), France

Alfio Di Mauro, Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zürich,Zürich, Switzerland

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Ana Pinzari, Postdoctoral Researcher, Grenoble INP/UGA, France

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Martin Schoeberl, Professor, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

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Massimo Ruo Roch, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

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Mathieu Luisier, Professor, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

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Michelangelo Barocci, Researcher, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

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Mustak E. Yalcin, Professor, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Màrius Montón, Lecturer, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Mário Véstias, Coordinator Professor, Polytechnical Institute of Lisbon, Portugal

Mădălin Moise, Lecturer, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Nectarios Koziris, Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Nele Mentens, Professor, KU Leuven & Leiden University, Belgium

Nick Kossifidis, Principal Research Engineer, Institute of Computer Science - FORTH, Greece

Niko Neufeld, Principal Applied Physicist, CERN, Switzerland

Norbert Wehn, Professor, University Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany

Nuno Paulino, PostDoc Researcher, Centro de Telecomunicações e Multimédia, Portugal

Oliver Lang, University Assistant, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Olivier Sentieys, Senior Research Director, Inria, France

Oscar Gustafsson, Associate Professor, Linköping University, Sweden

Oscar Plata, Professor, University of Malaga, Spain

Ovidiu Vermesan, Chief Scientist, SINTEF Digital,Oslo, Norway

Ozcan Ozturk, Professor, Sabancı University, Turkey

Panagiotis Dimitrakis, Director of Research, Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece

Paolo Bellavista, Professor, University of Bologna, Italy

Paolo Burgio, Assistant Professor, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Paolo Crippa, Associate Professor, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Paolo Ienne, Professor, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Paolo Maistri, Researcher, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France

Paolo Mattavelli, Professor, University of Padova, Italy

Paolo Meloni, Associate Professor, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy

Paolo Motto Ros, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Paolo Nenzi, Researcher, ENEA, Italy

Pasquale Corsonello, Professor, University of Calabria, Italy

Pasquale Davide Schiavone,, PostDoc, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Patricio Bulic, Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Paul Pop, Professor, Techical University of Denmark, Denmark

Paulo Flores, Associate Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Paulo Pedreiras, Assistant Professor, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Pavel Smrz, Associate Professor, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

Pekka Jääskeläinen, Associate Professor, Tampere University,Tampere, Finland

Per Stenstrom, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Peter Baltus, Professor, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands

Philippe Benabes, Professor, CentraleSupelec, France

Philippe Coussy, Professor, Deputy Director of the Lab-STICC,Université Bretagne Sud, France

Pierpaolo Palestri, Professor, University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia, Italy

Pietro Buccella, Associate Professor, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland

Pietro Rando Mazzarino, Researhcer, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Piotr Dudek, Professor, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Prof. Giacomo Indiveri, Professor, University of Zürich & ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Przemysław Pawełczak, Associate Professor, TU Delft, Netherlands

Quentin Delhaye, Lecturer, ECAM, Belgium

Rafael Asenjo, Professor, University of Malaga, Spain

Rafael Natalio Fontana Crespo, Researcher, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Ratko Pilipović, Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Sweden

Raul Murillo Montero, Research and Teaching Assistant, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Renaud Pacalet, Professor, Telecom Paris, France

René Mayrhofer, Professor, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

René Scholz, Group Leader, IHP, Germany

Ricardo Fernández Pascual, Associate Professor, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Riccardo Pignari, Researcher, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Robert Fischbach, PostDoc Researcher, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Robert Weigel, Professor, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany

Roberto Giorgi, Associate Professor, University of Siena, Italy

Roberto Passerone, Associate Professor, University of Trento, Italy

Roberto Vergallo, Assistant Professor, University of Salento, Italy

Rodrigo Picos, Professor, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

Roel Jordans, Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Roselyne Chotin, Lecturer, Polytech Sorbonne, France

Rubén Gran Tejero, Associate Professor, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Rubén Salvador, Associate Professor, CentraleSupelec IRISA - Inria, France

Rui Policarpo Duarte, Adjunct Professor, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal

Samuel Garcia, Associate Professor, CNAM Paris, France

Sandro Pinto, Associate Research Professor, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Santa Di Cataldo, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Sara Vinco, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Sergei Andreev, Scientist, IHP - Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics, Germany

Sergi Abadal, Distinguished Researcher, UPC-BarcelonaTech, Spain

Sergio Cuenca Asensi, Professor, Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Sergio Saponara, Professor, University of Pisa, Italy

Shreejith Shanker, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Simone Benatti, Assistant Professor, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Slavisa Jovanovic, Associate Professor, Université Lorraine, France

Sophie Dupuis, Associate Professor, University of Montpellier, France

Sotiris Ioannidis, Associate Professor, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Stanisa Dautovic, Associate Professor, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Stefan Heinen, Professor, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Stefan Nikolić, Assistant Professor, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Stefania Perri, Associate Professor, Università della Calabria, Italy

Stefano Caselli, Professor, University of Parma, Italy

Stefano Di Carlo, Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Stefano Grivet-Talocia, Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Stefano Paraboschi, Professor, University of Bergamo, Italy

Steffen Reith, Professor, Hochschule RheinMain, Germany

Sylvain Feruglio, Assistant Professor, Sorbonne Universite, France

Sébastien Pillement, Sébastien Pillement, Professor, Nantes University

Sébastien,Le Nours, Associate Professor, University Nantes, France

Tadej Tuma, Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Taekwang Jang, Assistant Professor, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Teresa Cervero, Leading Researcher, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

Thomas Benz, Researcher, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Thomas Zimmer, Professor, University of Bordeaux,IMS-Lab, France

Thorsten Knoll, Researcher, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Tim Güneysu, Professor, Ruhr University Bochum & DFKI, Germany

Tiziano Villa, Professor, Università di Verona, Italy

Tobias Wölfel, Head of Chip Innovation, TUM Venture Labs, Munich

Todor Stefanov, Associate Professor, Leiden University, Netherlands

Tomislav Markovic, Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Tomislav Matić, Professor, University of Osijek, Croatia

Tommaso Polonelli, Lecturer, ETH Zürich,Zürich, Switzerland

Tvrtko Mandic, Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Ulrich Kühne, Associate Professor, Télécom Paris - Institut polytechnique de Paris, France

Valentin Egloff, Associate Professor, Université Grenoble Alpes, France

Valentina Ciriani, Associate Professor, University of Milan, Italy

Valentino Peluso, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Valerio Vignoli, Professor, University of Siena, Italy

Vasileios Leon, Senior Researcher, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Vasilis F. Pavlidis, Associate Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Vassilis Papaefstathiou, Assistant Professor, University of Crete & Institute of Computer Science - FORTH, Greece

Vedran Bilas, Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Vicente González-Ruiz, Associate Professor, University of Almeria, Spain

Victor Kartsch, Postdoc Researcher, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Victor Viñals, Professor, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Vihar Georgiev, Professor, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Vikram Pakrashi, Associate Professor, University College Dublin, Ireland

Viktor Razilov, Research Associate, TU Dresden, Germany

Vincenzo Petrolo, Researcher, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Assistant Professor, Tampere University, Finland

Vittorio Fra, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Vittorio Zaccaria, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Víctor Soria Pardos, Research Engineer, UPC and BSC, Spain

Walter Gallego Gomez, Researcher, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Wayne Luk, Professor, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Wladek Grabinski, SPICE Modeling Manager, MOS-AK, Switzerland

Wolfgang Kunz, Professor, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany

Xaveer Leijtens, Associate Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Yusuf Leblebici, President, Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey

Yvan Tortorella, Researcher, University of Bologna, Italy