How the IoT is Driving Semiconductor Technology
Date: January 22, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EST
Free to attend
Length: Approximately one hour
The age of the Internet of Things is upon us, with the expectation that tens of billions of devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. This explosion of devices will make our lives simpler, yet create an array of new challenges and opportunities in the semiconductor industry. At the sensor level, very small, inexpensive, low power devices will be gathering data and communicating with one another and the “cloud.” On the other hand, this will mean huge amounts of small, often unstructured data (such as video) will be rippling through the network and the infrastructure. The need to convert that data into “information” will require a massive investment in data centers and leading edge semiconductor technology.
Robert C. Aitken is an ARM Fellow and heads the Silicon portion of ARM R&D. His areas of responsibility include low power design, library architecture for advanced process nodes, and design for manufacturability. His research interests include design for variability, reliability, and memory design. His group has participated in numerous chip tape-outs, including 6 at or below the 16nm node. He has published over 70 technical papers, on a wide range of topics. Dr. Aitken joined ARM as part of its acquisition of Artisan Components in 2004. Prior to Artisan, he worked at Agilent and HP. He has given tutorials and short courses on several subjects at conferences and universities worldwide. He holds a Ph.D. from McGill University in Canada. Dr. Aitken is an IEEE Fellow, and serves on a number of conference and workshop committees.
Subramani is currently the Vice President of Global Design Solutions responsible for world-wide design engineering, semiconductor design eco-system development and design-technology co-optimization. His team enables IP, EDA and SoC solutions in support of “first time right” technology qualification and customer SoC differentiation. He is also responsible for determining technology feasibility, competitiveness and manufacturability of technology platform through design-technology Interactions with customers, technology R&D and design eco-system.
Subramani joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES in 2009 as the Vice President of Design Solutions. He implemented strategic design enablement initiatives and established a strong foundation for collaboration with semiconductor design eco-system. For the last 3 years, as the Head of Advanced Technology Architecture, in the Office of the CTO, Subramani was responsible for defining competitive 14nm, 10nm and 7nm technology platforms. He started his VLSI design engineering career at Texas Instruments and prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES, he was the Senior Director of design and technology platform at TSMC.
Subramani has 25 years semiconductor industry experience and has been granted 38+ U.S. patents. He holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Delhi) and a certificate in executive management from AeA/Stanford University.
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