International Conference on IC Design and Technology

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

On Thursday, May 30th, 2013, at the beginning of the Technical Program, the attendees of ICICDT 2013, will have the opportunity to follow two very interesting keynote presentation:

  • Dr. Dirk Wristers, VP Technology R&D GlobalFoundries, Dresden, Germany
    Complex Trade-offs   -   Enablement of Moore and More than Moore
    Through the last decade of the past century and the 1st decade of our present century, Moore’s law, the observation that was made some 20 years prior, was convincingly validated year after year. From a technology perspective this evolution was largely achieved through incremental improvements in a well established technology/device architecture and materials system. While the engineering achievements required to deliver each new technology node were formidable, the excitement with the advances in technology has shifted away from the core silicon technology and more to that applications that the silicon technology enabled. As we entered the 2nd decade of the present century the engineering community encountered the often predicted physical limitations of the established materials system. Existing materials systems and technology architectures that had been the base for more than two decades no longer scale.  Adding to the challenge, the roadmap forward cannot be achieved through a single reset to a new base architecture/materials system but requires significant innovation at each new technology node. The time between innovations in research, development, design solutions, and finally manufacturing must be compressed making it once again an exciting time to be involved with silicon technology development. Additionally the economics of this paradigm shift in the technology roadmap are driving changes in the adoption profile. Innovations in “More than Moore” will be required to enable scaling solutions for both power and bandwidth. This introduction will examine the complex trade-offs required to optimize the technology architecture to enable the roadmap.
  • Dr. Bruno Murari, STMicroelctronics, Milano, Italy
    Technology Push or Marketing Pull?
    The presentation will cover the semiconductor scenario starting from ITRS Road-Map and then entering in more detail on “More-than-Moore” with a peculiar emphasis on piezoelectric material for utilization in MEMS for actuation.

Dirk Wristers is Vice President of Technology Enablement for GLOBALFOUNDRIES based in Austin, Texas, where he is responsible for driving the “non-fab” technology enablement  operations/industry leading roadmap  for GLOBALFOUNDRIES in support of the next generation of advanced silicon technologies.
Dirk has more than 20 years experience in the semiconductor industry and has held several key leadership positions within the Technology Research & Development organizations of both Advanced Micro Devices and Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor during this period. Dirk has been responsible for the introduction of several innovative technology solutions associated with some significant products/product families in the semiconductor industry, such as AMD’s “Athlon/Opteron” microprocessors, Motorola’s “Power PC” microprocessors, and several key products in the embedded microcontroller market space.
During the past 5 years Dirk has been a member of the board of directors of several technology start-up companies in the medical software industry and has been an executive member of the SOI Consortium Board of Directors. Dirk has authored/co-authored 20+ technical publications and has been awarded >60 US patents. Topics include advanced transistor architecture, ultra-thin dielectrics for device applications, strain engineering, advanced well engineering, and bulk materials processing.
Dirk received both his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Physics from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin.

Bruno Murari was the Director of the "Castelletto" Research and Development Laboratories of STMicroelectronics at Cornaredo, near Milan, Italy for more than 20 years. Born in Treviso (near Venice) in 1936, he graduated in Electrical Technology at the Pacinotti Technical Institute, Venezia-Mestre, in 1955, and then he followed a two-year postgraduate course in electronics at the Beltrami Institute, Milan. He joined SGS — now STMicroelectronics — in 1961, working first in the Application Laboratory and then in the Linear IC Design Group. In 1972 he became head of Linear IC Design and Development at the company's "Castelletto" laboratories on the outskirts of Milan, and in 1981 he also became director of the "Castelletto" Site which includes also a wafer fab. He was responsible for all the activities of this center, which is dedicated to the development of technologies for Smart Power ICs, MEMS and Photonics. He has personally designed 10 integrated circuits and has supervised the design of more than 2000 others. A major contributor to ST's leadership position in high power IC technology, Bruno Murari holds more than 80 patents concerning IC design and technology. He has published more than 40 papers and contributed to the book Power Integrated Circuits (McGraw-Hill, 1985). He is also co-editor of SmartPower: Technologies and Applications (Springer-Verlag, 1995). Very often he has been invited to present papers on power technology at conferences in the US, Europe, and Japan and to participate in panel discussions on this subject. In 1991 he has been Chairman of the European Solid-State Circuits Conference, in 1993 he was a finalist in the EDN Innovator of the Year award, and in April 1995 he was awarded the European SEMI award for his contribution to power IC technology. In 1994 he was conferred the "Maestro del Lavoro" honor by the President of the Italian Republic and in October 1995 he received an honorary degree in Information Science from the "Ca' Foscari" University of Venice for his role in the development of Smart Power IC technologies. In 2002 he received an honorary degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan for his fundamental innovations in semiconductor technologies and IC design. In February 2003 he presented an invited paper at the ISSCC Conference in S. Francisco, in occasion of the 50th conference anniversary.