Workshop on 25 March: Making of SoCs

Making of SoCs 25 March 2021

How do you make SoCs? What kind of a team it requires? How much does it cost?

SoC Hub will organize a free online workshop on Thursday 25 March at 9–11.45 (UTC +2) about the design flow of SoCs and the project management of the process.


Find the presentation materials from the workshop here


Register for the workshop here by 24 March
The participation link will be sent to the registered participants.

The targets of the workshop is to give an overview of the typical SoC design flow from requirements to production so that participants can gain knowledge and participate discussions on topics such as: 

  • ​​Identify key challenges in SoC design flow: Why and how SoC development and business is different between SW and SoC; how SoC design differs from FPGA design
  • Understanding dominant business model
  • How technology and application domain affects SoC characteristics (PPA tradeoffs)
  • What kind of knowledge and skills are needed to accomplish SoC project
  • Discussions of the costs
Workshop hosts

Antti Rautakoura works as an architect and project manager in SoC Hub as well as PhD researcher at Tampere University. He is specialised in SoC/ASIC verification and has also a strong industry background from Nokia Mobiles, Renesas Electronics and Nokia Networks.

Timo Hämäläinen is a professor of Computer Engineering and the head of Computing Sciences at Tampere University. At SoC Hub he contributes to the ecosystem management, leads and supervises research projects and participates in SoC Hub ecosystem building.

Programme 25.3.2021

9.00 Opening and overview to SoC Hub

Timo Hämäläinen, Professor of Computer Engineering, Tampere University

9.15 Part I: SoC landscape & design flow

Antti Rautakoura, SoC Hub architect and project manager, Tampere University

10.15 Questions & answers

10.30 SoC Hub update

Timo Hämäläinen

10.45 Part II: Managing the project – Design, infrastructure, resources, schedule and costs

Antti Rautakoura

11.45 Questions & answers

12.00 Closing words

Timo Hämäläinen








SoC Hub is funded by European Regional Development Fund and Business Finland