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SAME Forum 2010 - RESULTS

SAME 2010 Forum was a success despite a difficult year and has become a major European event open to all professionals within the microelectronics sector and took place in the heart of the Science and Technology Park of Sophia Antipolis, South of France.


SAME 2010 Forum hosted SAFA Workshop (Sophia Antipolis Formal Analysis).


  • A specific topic : Microelectronics & Smart Energy, with a panel dedicated to this topic.
  • Three keynote speakers:
    Gene FRANTZ, Texas Instruments
    Pierre GARNIER, Texas Instruments
    Joachim KUNKEL, Synopsys
  • An executive panel focusing on Microelectronics devices as enablers for saving energy.
  • A key executive panel focusing on Local implications in the worldwide market and local market.
  • A technical panel focussing on Advanced packaging technology.
  • One Special Event on the topic 3D Demo in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
  • A focus on start-ups in the sector: they have been allotted a shared booth and a start-ups Panel.
  • A case study based on Start-up experiences.
  • A Special SAFA Workshop : Sophia Antipolis Formal Analysis was scheduled during both days.


I - Technical conferences & Tutorials :

1/ Technical conferences : 18 papers have been proposed. A program composed of 3 sessions and 8 presentations, selected for the quality of their content.

2/ Tutorials : 5 topics selected.

The papers received and the presentations delivered during the Technical Conferences and Tutorials are available on the USB Key SAME 2010 Proceedings.

Same 2010 - Abstracts Received

II – Start-ups Panel :

Six start-ups - 4 from France and 2 from abroad - have been selected to participate in the SAME Forum 2010.
They are Secure IC, Riviera Waves, AGO Alpha Star, ESPHI, 3Eco Concept & Grid Pocket. These start-ups from the microelectronics sector have been chosen on the basis of the following criteria : their positioning within the economic value chain of SAME participants ; whether the innovation they propose is genuine and meets key needs in the market ; whether the team has the credibility to pursue the company’s project successfully.

These firms will benefit from support based on highly-targeted discussions which will be proposed with potential buyers or partners, reflecting the strategic marketing approach adopted by each firm. In addition to these meetings, a round table for start-ups will enable each one of them to make a 20-minute presentation of its proposal, on Wednesday, October 6, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

A shared booth has been set aside for the 6 start-ups throughout the Forum.

A jury will present the best start-up with an Award produced by EM Design.

III – University Booth :

The SAME 2010 Forum provides a shared University Booth for EDA software and hardware demonstrations which are scheduled on October 6 & 7.

9 demonstrations (academic posters) from European Universities have been selected to participate and present their latest works.

A prize was awarded for the best University Demo.

THE AWARDS at the SAME 2010 Forum

The Best Paper Award

Transient-Error Tolerance and Adaptation to PVT Variations through timing-Error Detection and Corrections

Shidhartha DAS
ARM, Cambridge - UK

The Best Paper Award is a work in hand blown glass by an artist from Biot (Nicolas Laty).

The Best Paper Award

The Best Start-up Award

La Garde (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) - France

The Best Start-up Award is work produced by EM Design.

The Best Start-up Award

The Best Demo Ubooth Award

3D Radiation Pattern Measurement Set-Up for Planar Antennas at 60 GHz
Diane Titz, Mikko Kyrö, Cyril Luxey, Patrice Brachat, Gilles Jacquemod, Pertti Vainikainen (Demo 4) University of Sophia Antipolis, France & University School of Science and Technology, Helsinki, Finland & Orange Lab, La Turbie, France.


I – Sponsors: 11 companies
contributed to the organisation of the SAME Forum 2010.

AMIQ EDA (www.dvteclipse.com),
ARM (www.arm.com),
AUSTRIAMICROSYSTEMS (www.austriamicrosystems.com),
CADENCE (www.cadence.com),
CEFI (www.cefi.fr),
CSR (www.csr.com),
IBM RATIONAL (www.01.ibm.com/software/fr/rational/),
INFINEON (www.infineon.com),
MENTOR GRAPHICS (www.mentor.com),
ST ERICSSON (www.stericsson.com),

II – Partners :

  • Institutional Partners : The SAME 2010 Forum received financial backing from the Region Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, the European Commission, the Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes and the CASA (Communauté d’Agglomération Sophia Antipolis).
  • Press Partners : E&T (European press partner), ElectroniqueS, The Next Silicon Valley, EDA Confidential and WebTimeMedias.
  • Partners : Nice Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Team Côte d’Azur (promotional agency for the Côte d’Azur), SCS Cluster, ARCSIS, IEEE CAS Society and Telecom Valley have acted as partners of SAME Forum for several years.

THE EXHIBITORS : 30 exhibitors

11 based in the Alpes-Maritimes (including 2 start-ups: 3Eco-Concept and RivieraWaves).
3 from the PACA region but from outside the 06 region (including 1 Start-up: Neowave).
2 based in the rest of the France (including 1 Start-up: Secure-IC).
13 from abroad (including 2 start-ups: Ago Alpha Star and Nanotropic).

Geographic breakdown of exhibitors at the SAME Forum 2010 :

The VISITORS : 765 Vistors

80% Alpes-Maritimes
4% PACA* region, excluding Alpes-Maritimes
* PACA : Provence-Alpes- Côte d’Azur Region
10% Rest of the France
6% Abroad

Geographic breakdown of the visitors at the SAME Forum 2010 :



THE MEDIAS COVERAGE : 12 representatives

I – Media covereage: 12 representatives
from the international press were present:

  • 7 from France : ElectroniqueS, La Lettre du Business, Journal des Entreprises, Nice Matin, LMS News, Tribune Bulletin Côte d’Azur, WebTimeMedias.
  • 2 from UK : EDA Tech Forum, New Electronics.
  • 1 from USA : EDA confidential.
  • 1 from Italy : Electtronica Oggi
  • 1 from Europe : EETimes Europe.

II – Press Review SAME 2010 Forum :

  • Nov/2010 : EETimes Europe : 3D packaging : a hot topic at SAME
  • 26/10/2010 : New Electronics : Unleashing our imagination
  • 22/10/2009 : ilB2B.it : SAME 2010 : Il successo continua
  • 15/10/2010 : Newsletter ARCSIS : Rousset Day & SAME 2010
  • 15/10/2010 : Nice Matin : secteur de la microélectronique : l’union fait la force
  • 13/10/2010 : ZD NET.fr : Secure IC renforce la carte à puce contre les rayonnements
  • 06/10/2010 : WebTimeMedias : SAME 2010 au cœur des grandes évolutions de la microélectronique
  • 05/10/2010 : Invest in Côte d’Azur: Microlectronics & Smart energy
  • 04/10/2010 : Nice Matin : Les smart energy inventent le futur
  • 30/09/2010 : EDA Café : Appache Design Solutions to present at the SAME Forum on Advanced Packaging Technology
  • 24/09/2010 : WebTimeMedias : SAME 2010 : la microélectronique au service des économies d’énergie
  • 14/09/2010 : EDA Café : SAME 2010 Forum : Conference program
  • 13/09/2010 : Invest in Côte d’Azur: SAME 2010 Forum
  • 10/09/2010 : EDA Blog Newsletter : SAME 2010 Forum
  • 10/09/2010 : Global SMT & Packaging : SAME 2010 Forum
  • 17/08/2010 : Newsletter ARCSIS : SAME 2010 Forum
  • 01/06/2010 : EDA Café : SAME 2010 Forum : Conference program
  • 28/05/2010 : Global SMT & Packaging : SAME 2010 Forum : Conference program
  • 26/05/2010 : Embedded Computing Design : SAME 2010 Forum : Conference program

The Press Review SAME 2010 Forum is now on-line.

SAME 2010 Forum : Partner of the charity association “Rencontres Africaines” and the Lenval Foundation

The donation (10 360 €) will participate to finance one or more on-site surgery missions in Mauritania, where operations will be performed on children suffering from malformations from birth or other complaints…

This mission will be handled by teams of specialists from the LENVAL hospital in Nice.



More information on the SAME 2010 Forum
on: same-conference.org


Download the SAME 2010 Forum results in PDF. right click here to download

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