The annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), the world’s largest and most influential forum for the unveiling of breakthroughs in electronics, this year will include a focus on power devices and their system-level impact.
This year’s upcoming IEDM also will include a supplier exhibition and has a later paper-submission deadline (August 10) of a final, four-page paper. Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings without any changes.
The 62nd annual IEDM will take place in San Francisco December 3 – 7, 2016, beginning with a weekend program of 90-minute tutorials and all-day short courses. These weekend events will precede a technical program of some 220 papers and a rich offering of other events including plenary talks, evening panels, special focus sessions, IEEE awards and an event for entrepreneurs sponsored by IEDM and IEEE Women in Engineering.
Tibor Grasser, IEDM 2016 Exhibits Chair, IEEE Fellow and Head of the Institute for Microelectronics at TU Wien, explains, “We have decided to have a supplier exhibition in conjunction with the technical program this year, as an added way to provide attendees with the knowledge and information they need to advance the state-of-the-art.”
Noteworthy events that will take place at this year’s IEDM include:
Special Focus Sessions
• Wearable Electronics and Internet of Things
• Quantum Computing
• System-Level Impact of Power Devices
• Ultra-High-Speed Electronics
The reason for the power device focus, say IEDM officials, is that while there are forums that serve circuit experts for the exchange of ideas and the reporting of breakthroughs, there hasn’t been a suitable forum for bringing device and circuit experts together to consider impacts at the system level, even though that would be fruitful due to the interactions of circuits and devices. IEDM aims to serve as the forum for their dialogue, and so this Special Focus Session has been organized. Papers are expected to explore the system-level impact of power devices, and also to describe various types of power devices targeting the full range of power/power conversion applications such as hybrid vehicles, utility and grid control, computing/telecom power supplies, motor drives, and wireless power transfer.
Saturday, Dec. 3 will kick off a program of 90-minute tutorial sessions on emerging technologies presented by experts. Advance registration is recommended. The program includes:
• The Struggle to Keep Scaling BEOL, and What We Can Do Next, Dr. Rod Augur, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
• Electronic Circuits and Architectures for Neuromorphic Computing Platforms, Prof. Giacomo Indiveri, Univ. of Zurich and ETH Zurich
• Physical Characterization of Advanced Devices, Prof. Robert Wallace, Univ. Texas at Dallas
• Present and Future of FEOL Reliability—from Dielectric Trap Properties to Reliable Circuit Operation, Dr. Ben Kaczer, Principal Scientist, imec
• Spinelectronics: From Basic Phenomena to Magnetoresistive Memory (MRAM) Applications, Dr. Bernard Dieny, Chief Scientist, Spintec CEA
• Technologies for IoT and Wearable Applications, Including Advances in Cost-Effective and Reliable Embedded Non-Volatile Memories, Dr. Ali Keshavarzi, Vice President of R&D, Cypress Semiconductor
On Sunday, Dec. 4, short courses will include:
• Technology Options at the 5-Nanometer Node, organized by An Steegen and Dan Mocuta of imec (Sr. Vice President of Technology Development/Director of Logic Device and Integration, respectively)
• Design/Technology Enablers for Computing Applications, organized by John Chen, Vice President of Technology and Foundry Management, NVIDIA
Plenary Presentations on Monday, Dec. 5 consist of:
• Memory Scaling – Challenges and Opportunities, Seok-Hee Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of DRAM Product and Technology, Hynix
• Brain-Inspired Computing, Dharmendra S. Modha, IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist for Brain-Inspired Computing, IBM
• Differentiating Technologies and Novel Opportunities for the Future Internet of Everything: the Quest for Power Efficiency, Marie-Noëlle Semeria, CEO, Leti
The IEDM offers attendees two evening sessions where experts give their views on important industry topics. Audience participation is encouraged to foster an open and vigorous exchange of ideas.
• How Will the Semiconductor Industry Change to Enable 50 Billion Connected Devices? Moderator: Prof. Aaron Thean, University of Singapore
• Challenges and Opportunities for Neuromorphic and Machine Learning, Moderator: Marc Duranton, Sr. Member of the Embedded Computing Lab, CEA
Jointly sponsored by IEDM and IEEE Women in Engineering, the Entrepreneurs Lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 7 will feature Vamsee Pamula, co-founder of Baebies, Inc. a company developing digital microfluidics technology for newborn screening and pediatric testing. Pamula co-founded Baebies in 2014, following the sale of a predecessor microfluidics company that he also co-founded – Advanced Liquid Logic – to Illumina, Inc.
Vamsee has years of experience with digital microfluidics. He has served as Principal Investigator on several National Institutes of Health-funded projects, and has led many talks and published more than 60 articles, five book chapters and a book on the topic. He has more than 200 issued and pending patents, a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University, and also serves as Adjunct Professor there.
A very limited number of Late News Papers will be accepted, focusing on very recent developments, with a submission deadline of September 12. The submission format is the same as for regular papers.
Further information about IEDM
For registration and other information, visit www.ieee-iedm.org