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CAD Research and Education in Extreme Scaling and Beyond

Posted by Hannah Conrad on June 26th, 2013

Guest: Dr. David Z. Pan, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Host: Karen Bartleson, Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc.

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What is behind the advances in technology that we don’t always see as employees of EDA, semiconductor, and electronics companies? Research, of course. Universities continue to be a critical constituent in the evolution of our astonishing success. Dr. David Z. Pan tells us about the research his group undertakes in pushing the design-manufacturing envelope as they constantly look forward in technology.

Dr. Pan: “Recently my group has been working quite a lot on pushing 3D-IC manufacturing issues and reliability issues. As we know for the time being, scaling is continuing. We have 14 nm and 10 nm on the horizon but ultimately the horizontal scaling stops and the vertical [must start].”

Dr. Pan talks about:

  • What is going on in his research group as they push the design envelope
  • 3D-IC
  • Extreme scaling
  • A bio project that one of his PHD students worked on
  • Self-assembly
  • Nanophotonics
  • Whether or not he thinks the next generation is being well prepared to enter the workforce and cary on the always-faster-moving world of technology

Links of Interest:

University of Texas at Austin

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One Response to “CAD Research and Education in Extreme Scaling and Beyond”

  1. Josh Brancek says:

    Hannah, thanks a lot for this interesting video interview!!!