IEDM Evening Panel Discussion

Tuesday, December 16, 8:00 p.m.
Continental Ballroom 4-6

60 Years of IEDM and Counting: Did we push silicon based devices for integrated electronics to the ultimate and what does the future hold? Moderator: Krishna Saraswat, Stanford University Si semiconductor technology has dominated the microelectronics industry for many decades and has fueled major innovations in logic, memory, analog/mixed signal, sensors, MEMS/NEMS, etc. Gordon Moore’s prediction in 1965, now known as Moore’s law, has been successfully predicting the evolution of IC chips. Semiconductor companies have been delivering more (performance) for less (cost). Semiconductor technology has become pervasive from just computing to other applications, e.g., communication, entertainment, environment, healthcare, energy, etc. However, future silicon based device scaling is beginning to reach practical and fundamental limits. To go beyond these limits novel materials and devices are being aggressively studied for all of these applications. This panel will discuss the major technological innovations that are well documented in the past 60 years of IEDM and will attempt to look into their crystal ball for the predictions in the next 60 years.


Jesus del Alamo, MIT

Chenming Hu, University of California, Berkeley

Hiroshi Iwai, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Yoshio Nishi, Stanford University

Kurt Petersen, Co-founder of MEMS companies

Philip Wong, Stanford University