There's a free, online conference happening this weekend where you can learn all about the current state of open-source ASIC design tools.
There's probably no reason for you to design your own chip...
...just like a few years ago, there was no reason for you to design your own PCB. But as soon as it became possible, a lot of us found reasons. Now the same thing is happening to silicon! If you've ever been interested in designing, or even just learning about the design of Application-Specific Integrated Circuits—or ASICs—then you'll be pleased to learn that free, open-source tools exist and are being improved every day by folks at the vanguard of democratizing technology. And with the current chip shortage driving a rash of new foundry construction, the future looks promising for small-to-mid-scale chip manufacturing.
Learn more this weekend, November 6th and 7th, by attending the OpenTapeout Conference on Zoom. For your free ticket, check out opentapeout.dev
You can also follow the conference on Twitter at @OTapeout for updates.