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:
- 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