SystemX Spring Workshop - June 2, 3, and 7, 2021

Future Directions of Semiconductor Technology - from Atoms to Applications
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:20pm
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Abstract / Description: 

Future Directions of Semiconductor Technology - from Atoms to Applications

For this workshop, we are gathering visionaries and leaders of industry and academia to give us their perspectives followed by an open discussion. All talks will be by-invitation only.

Background: Because there is a shift from 2D scaling to a plethora of new materials and new devices for further performance gains, plus a concomitant shift from system-on-chip (SoC) to heterogeneous integration, chiplet partitioning, and advanced packaging, the roadmap ahead for the semiconductor industry is not as straightforward as it was in the past. Yet, there is tremendous value to industry and academia to know what the future of semiconductor technology will look like, and use that knowledge to plan for the future. The goal of this workshop is to have a forum for sharing perspectives and viewpoints on what future may hold in their respective domains. It is hoped that everyone in the food chain will gain from understanding the opportunities and challenges of an abstraction layer above and an abstraction layer below.

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SystemX Alliance Spring Workshop 2021
Day 1 - Wednesday, June 2, 2021
(9:00 AM - 12:20 PM, PDT)
DAY 1 - [Video Recording & PDF Slides]
9:00 Introduction Jon Candelaria and Prof. H.-S. Philip Wong
SystemX Alliance
9:10 Back to Chips-in-System after decades of SoC Nafea Bshara
Amazon Web Services
9:30 Enabling Heterogeneous Integration Bryan Black
Advanced Micro Devices
9:50 Computational Software for Intelligent System Design Chin-Chi Teng
Cadence Design Systems
10:10 Energy efficient multi-terabit photonic connectivity Keren Bergman
Columbia University
10:30 Break
10:40 Memory-centric Computing: opportunities and challenges Suman Datta
University of Notre Dame
11:00 Semiconductor Fabrication PPACt Scaling Inflections Ellie Yieh
Applied Materials
11:20 Let the Data Flow! Prof. Kunle Olukotun
Stanford University
11:40 Speakers Panel Hosted by Prof. Rick Bahr, Stanford University
12:20 Session End
Day 2 - Thursday, June 3, 2021
(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, PDT)
DAY 2 - [Video Recording & PDF Slides]
9:00 Introduction Prof. Boris Murmann
Stanford University
9:10 Cores that don't count Jeff Mogul and Peter Hochschild
9:30 Catching Both Security and Efficiency through Specialized Hardware Edward Suh
Cornell University and Facebook
9:50 In Computer Architecture, We Don’t Change the Questions, We Change the Answers Mark Hill
Microsoft and University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:10 Electronics Design Automation research needs – a perspective with emphasis on the design/manufacturing interdependencies Juan C. Rey
Siemens EDA – Calibre
10:30 Break
10:40 Efficiency as a driver of technology innovation Tsu-Jae King Liu
University of California, Berkeley
11:00 Technology prospects for data-intensive computing Kerem Akarvardar
11:20 Speakers Panel Hosted by Prof. Boris Murmann
12:00 Session End
Day 3 - Monday, June 7, 2021
(4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, PDT)
DAY 3 - [Video Recording & PDF Slides]
4:00 Introduction Prof. H.-S. Philip Wong
Stanford University
4:10 Disruptive Electronics Manufacturing Technologies Mark Rosker
4:30 Whither Moore’s Law? Kaizad Mistry
4:50 Memory Technology: Innovations Needed for Continued Scaling Nirmal Ramaswamy
5:10 Break
5:20 Grand Challenges in Semiconductor Manufacturing Richard A. Gottscho
Lam Research
5:40 Addressing Design Challenges in the Era of SysMoore Shankar Krishnamoorthy
6:00 Topics of interest in Semiconductor Technology from an equipment company technologist`s perspective Aki Sekiguchi
Tokyo Electron Limited
6:20 Speakers Panel Hosted by Prof. H.-S. Philip Wong
7:00 Session End