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EE Graduate Seminar: More or Less Moore, What’s Next for the Chip Industry

Start Date: November 25, 2018
End Date: November 25, 2018

By Professor Hossein Fariborzi (KAUST)
In the past 50 years the chip industry has pushed for, and benefited from the constant down-scaling of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology, the mainstream solution for implementation of integrated circuits. Moore’s law has set the pace, an effective framework, for this consistent shrinking that has contributed to dramatic improvement of device density, functional complexity, operation speed, and energy efficiency of “chips”. But due to a multitude of well-known obstacles, such as fundamental limits of lithography, practical and technological challenges such as increased leakage and also economical concerns, the industry and academia experts are speculating about the end of this period, and the onset of the beyond CMOS era. In this seminar we present a critical evaluation of a few promising technologies that are sought after as a short term complement, and/or a long term substitute for the CMOS technology in integrated circuits and systems.
Biography: Hossein Fariborzi is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He joined KAUST in October 2014. He received his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013 and has worked at Oracle Labs, Nokia and Intel as an electronic circuit and system designer.

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For more info contact: Prof. Hossein Fariborzi : email: Hossein.Fariborzi@KAUST.EDU.SA
Date: Sunday 25th Nov 2018
Time:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location: Building 9, Lecture Hall 1 Room 2322
Refreshments: Light lunch will be served at 11:45