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CHIPS R&D Digital Twin Technical Standards Workshop

CHIPS R&D Workshop 2 December 14-15, 2023
Credit: Andrew Kim

Technical standards for digital twin capabilities in the semiconductor and microelectronics industry will be the subject of a December workshop sponsored by the CHIPS Research and Development Office. The workshop will be a hybrid in-person and virtual event from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time December 14, 2023, and 8:30 am to 12:30 pm December 15, 2023. 

The event will focus on the potential for digital twin applications—including modeling, simulation, and co-simulation—to support reliable, resilient and high-quality manufacturing processes and enable trusted supply chains.

Technical experts from industry, academia, standards setting organizations, and industry alliances, both domestic and abroad, are encouraged to participate and contribute to identifying community priorities for specific standards efforts. Factors to be considered in identifying digital twin standards priorities include potential for broad impact, feasibility for accelerated development, and suitability for various standards development channels, including through alliances, incubators and accelerators, and standards setting organizations.

This one and one-half day hybrid event provides an opportunity to network and exchange ideas with thought leaders across the sector. The morning of Day One features plenary and panel sessions with exemplary keynote and guest speakers. Breakout sessions the afternoon of Day One and the morning of Day Two provide an opportunity for participants to collaborate and discuss key topics that will shape future digital twin standards activities. Key findings will be published in a post-workshop report and will inform standards planning efforts across the semiconductor innovation ecosystem and within the CHIPS R&D Office.

We encourage interested stakeholders, industry representatives, and standards setting organizations to participate actively in this pivotal event. We also invite international attendees, as fostering global collaboration and enriching the discussions on advancing semiconductor standards and innovation is paramount to success. Join us at the CHIPS R&D Digital Twin Technical Standards Workshop as we collaboratively shape the future of semiconductor and microelectronics standards, foster innovation, and advance the industry as a whole. Finally, we note that a related workshop focused on chiplet interface technical standards will be held Dec. 12-13 at the same site. Information regarding this related workshop (separate registration required) can be found on the website for those who may want to attend both events.

DAY 1: December 14, 2023 / 8:30 AM – 5:35 PM




7:30 – 8:30 am



8:30 – 8:40 am

Introduction to the workshop / review agenda / logistics

Yaw Obeng (CHIPS R&D Office)

8:40 –8:50 am


Eric Lin (CHIPS R&D Deputy Director)

8:50 – 9:05 am

Keynote: Leveraging CHIPS Acts public-private partnerships to evolve standards for design & manufacturing digital twins

Tom Katsioulas (Archon Design Solutions, Inc.)

9:05 – 10:30 am

Panel 1: Tutorial on digital twin standards

Carol Handwerker (Purdue University)



  1. Semiconductor Digital Twins: Status and Challenges
  2. Intel Automated Factory Solutions
  3. International Standard for Digital Twins IPC-2551
  4. Digital Twin Data Foundation
  1. Mark da Silva (SEMI)


  1. Paul Schneider (Intel)
  2. Matt Kelly (IPC) (Virtual)
  3. Krishan Chawla (LAM Research)


10:30 – 10:45 am



10:45 – 11:45 am

Breakout Session 1: Discuss and prioritize ideas related to panel 1

Led by SIDEM and Corner Alliance facilitators

11:45 – 12:00 pm

Report Out from Breakout Session 1

Workshop participants and facilitators

12:00 – 1:15 pm




1:15 – 2:15 pm

Panel 2: What is the state-of-the art in Digital Twin?

Mark de Silva (SEMI)



  1. Electronics Digital Twin (eDT) for High Quality, Safe and Secure Software: Unlocking Full Potential – Where Standards Might Help
  2. Digital Twin for Security and Security of Digital Twins
  3. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) for Digital Twin
  4. Secure Data Platform for Digital Twin
  5. Standards for Semiconductor Test Digital Twins (Virtual Test)
  1. Filip Thoen (Synopsys) (Virtual)



  1. Ramesh Karri (NYU)


  1. James Moyne (U. Michigan) (Virtual)
  2. Ming Zhang (PDF Solutions)
  3. Ken Butler (Advantest)

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Breakout Session 2: Discuss and prioritize ideas related to panel 2

Led by SIDEM and Corner Alliance facilitators

3:15 – 3:30 pm

Report Out from Breakout Session 2

Workshop participants and facilitators

3:30 – 4:00 pm



4:00 – 4:45 pm

Panel 3: What is the current state of research for digital twins?

Adam Cron (Synopsys)



  1. HIR Modeling & Simulation TWG


  1. Collaborative and Federated Data Analytics for Connected Systems
  2. Feasible Digital Twins for Large Distributed Personalized Manufacturing Systems
  3. Silicon Lifecycle Data Format
  1. Chris Bailey (Arizona State University)
  2. Raed Al-Kontar (University of Michigan)
  3. Giulia Pedrielli (Arizona State University)
  4. Adam Cron (Synopsis)

4:45 –5:15 pm

Breakout Session 3: Discuss and prioritize ideas from panel 1, panel 2, and panel 3

Led by SIDEM and Corner Alliance facilitators

5:15 – 5:35pm

Report Out from Breakout Session 3

Workshop participants and facilitators






DAY 2: December 15, 2023/ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

8:30 - 9:30 am

PANEL 4: Summary Discussion / Takeaways from Day 1

Giulia Pedrielli (Arizona State University)




  • What are the technical standards gaps?
  • What information is needed to address the gaps?
  • How do we prioritize which standards to work on?
  • Who can help with the standards development effort?
  • Which SSO's should be working on these issues?


  1. Bapi Vinnakota (Open Compute Project)
  2. Matt Kelly (IPC) (Virtual)
  3. Mark de Silva (SEMI)
  4. Debendra Das Sharma (UCIe Consortium Standards) (Virtual)

9:30 – 10:30 am

Breakout Session 4: Discuss and prioritize ideas related to panel 4

Led by SIDEM and Corner Alliance facilitators

10:30 –11:00 am



11:00 – 11:15 am

Report Out from Breakout Session 4

Workshop participants and facilitators

11:15 – 12:00 pm

Consolidation and ranking of priorities

Yaw Obeng & Jan Obrzut (CHIPS R&D Office)

12:00 –12:30 pm

Discuss next steps

Yaw Obeng & Jan Obrzut (CHIPS R&D Office)

12:30 pm

End of workshop - adjourn



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For Non-US Citizens:  Please have your valid passport for photo identification.

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Created October 17, 2023, Updated December 14, 2023