Electrical & Computer Engineering     |     Carnegie Mellon

Tuesday, February 2, 12:00-1:00 p.m. HH-1112


Junior Faculty Panel Discussion: The Semiconductor Industry in 2030

A panel of junior ECE professors discuss their vision of what the semiconductor industry will be like late in their careers 20 years hence. Every professor will give a short position statement, then we will open up the panel for discussion and Q&A from the audience. Possible discussion topics are:

  • Moore's Law: Will it ever end? Has it already ended?
  • Life after CMOS: Is there any?
  • 3D stacking: Will it ever be commercially viable?
  • Nanotechnology: How small is too small?
  • On-chip photonics: Will we ever see the light?
  • Quantum computing: Hype? Hyperbole? Hogwash?
  • Multi-core or multi-nonsense?
  • 1990s = memory wall. 2000s = power wall. What's the next bottleneck?
  • Will there be job growth in the semiconductor industry in 20 years?

Please come armed with:

  • Questions
  • Answers
  • Torches and pitchforks

Speakers will include:

  • Ken Mai: VLSI Design and Computer Architecture
  • Yi Luo: Nanotechnology and Devices
  • Xin Li: CAD and Algorithms
  • David Ricketts: Analog Circuits and Devices
  • Onur Mutlu: Computer Architecture