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Paolo Gargini

The ITRS with participation from Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the US outlined the way towards a fundamental restructuring of semiconductor devices in 1998. The ITRS predicted that Equivalent Scaling (ES) methodology was going to start replacing Geometrical Scaling (GS) in CMOS transistors within 5 years. The Focus Center Research Program (FCRP) was initiated in continue reading →

Kos Galatsis

Institute for Technology Advancement (ITA) University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Title: Wrap-up Panel Discussion Abstract: We will present: (a) the findings of the INC12 technology forecast survey, (b) take home messages of the INC12, (c) panel discussions, (d) and will wrap up with Q&A “BUY, SELL or HOLD” predictions. Bio: Kos Galatsis is affiliated continue reading →

Jo De Boeck

Jo De Boeck received his engineering degree in 1986 and his PhD degree in 1991 from the University of Leuven. Since 1991 he is a staff member of imec (Leuven). He has been a NATO Science Fellow at Bellcore (USA, 1991-92) and AST-fellow in the Joint Research Center for Atom Technology (Japan, 1998). In his continue reading →

Mihail C. Roco

Mihail C. Roco, PhD National Science Foundation and National Nanotechnology Initiative Mike Roco is the Senior Advisor for Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation and founding chair of the U.S. National Science and Technology Council’s subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET). Prior to joining National Science Foundation, he was professor of mechanical continue reading →

Bert De Colvenaer

Executive Director ECSEL Joint Undertaking Bert De Colvenaer was appointed Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking as of January 1st 2016. ECSEL is a public-private partnership on nanoelectronics, embedded software and smart system integration established as an autonomous European Union body through the merger of ENIAC and ARTEMIS JUs. As Executive Director, he is continue reading →

Muriel Attané

Muriel Attané is EARTO Secretary General since July 2013. Before joining EARTO, she was Secretary General of EARPA, the European association of automotive R&D organisations for seven years. In parallel, she worked as EU affairs manager for more than 10 years for TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), the largest Dutch RTO. There, she continue reading →

Khalil Rouhana

Khalil Rouhana is the director for “Components & Systems” in DG CONNECT (Communications Networks, Content & Technology). The mission of the Directorate is to support research and innovation and ensure industrial and business development in micro and nano electronics, photonics, robotics, embedded and complex systems and advanced computing. The Directorate is also DG CONNECT lead continue reading →

Peter Peumans

Dr. Peter Peumans earned his undergraduate and master degrees summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering at the Catholic University of Leuven. He then moved to Princeton University and obtained a PhD in Electrical Engineering on the topic of organic optoelectronics in 2003. From 2004 to 2010, he was a professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford continue reading →

Willy Van Puymbroeck

Willy Van Puymbroeck holds a PhD in Physics (1981) and an MBA (1986). Before joining the European Commission in 1988, he worked as a software researcher in Alcatel Bell from 1982 to 1988. In the Commission Willy Van Puymbroeck worked in various areas going from Computer Integrated Manufacturing, International Cooperation to Budget Implementation. He is continue reading →

Tohru Mogami

Tohru Mogami received the B.S. degree in physics in 1980, and, the M.S., and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering in 1982, and 1997, respectively, all from Tohoku University, Japan. In 1982, he joined Microelectronics Research Labs., NEC Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan, where he has been engaged in research and development of VLSI processing and device technologies. continue reading →

Alan Seabaugh

Alan Seabaugh is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and Director of the SRC/DARPA STARnet Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST). He received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, in 1985 and worked at the National Bureau of Standards (1979–1986), Texas Instruments Central Research Laboratory continue reading →

Satoshi Itoh

Job title: Program Manager of MI2I (NIMS) Affiliation: Japan Science and Technology Agency Education 1979 B.A., Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan 1985 Dr. Eng., University of Tsukuba, Japan Position 1985-1993 Research Scientist, R&D Division, Toshiba Corporation 1994-2001 Senior Research Scientist, Corporate R&D Center, Toshiba Corporation 2002-2010 Chief Research Scientist, Corporate R&D Center, Toshiba continue reading →

Burkard Hillebrands

Burkard Hillebrands, born in 1957 in Germany, is Professor at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. 2006–2014 he served as Vice President for Research, Technology and Innovation of University of Kaiserslautern. His research field is experimental magnetism. His special interests are in spin dynamics and magnonics, and in material properties of magnetic films and nanostructures. In continue reading →

Masanao Yamaoka

Masanao Yamaoka received the B.E., M.E., and ph. D degrees in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1996, 1998, and 2007 respectively. In 1998, he joined the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, where he engaged in the research and development of low-power embedded SRAM and CMOS circuits. Since 2012, continue reading →


Carrier history : 1996-2007 Researcher, Central Research Institute for Electric Power Industry (Japan) 2007-2008 Assistant Prof., Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University 2008-2015 Associate Prof. 2016-present Professor, Kyoto Sangyo University   Award : 2013 Superconductivity Science and Technology Award (Japan)   Research fields : Topological insulators Topological superconductors Crystal growth Measurement of transport continue reading →

Peter Connock

Peter Connock has been working in the semiconductor industry for over 35 years with positions in development, customer service, marketing and management. He has held long-term positions at Edwards, Applied Materials and memsstar in locations around the world. In his latest role, PENTA Director at AENEAS, he is responsible for the development, implementation and management continue reading →

Jari Kinaret

Jari Kinaret received his MSc degrees in Theoretical Physics in 1986 and in Electrical Engineering in 1987, both from the University of Oulu in Finland. He graduated with a PhD in Physics from MIT in 1992, and is since 1995 at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, most recently as a professor of continue reading →

Andreia Rojko

A. Rojko received B.Sc. (1997) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Slovenia. Until end of 2015 she was at the Institute of Robotics, Laboratory for power electronics, University of Maribor, Slovenia. With 2016 she is with ECPE European Center for Power Electronics, Nuremberg, Germany where continue reading →

Peter Simkens

Dr. Peter Simkens holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (1984) and a PhD about “3D graphical simulation of sensor controlled robots” (1990), both obtained from KULeuven. During more than 10 years, Peter Simkens was involved in development projects for the European Space Agency, including the development of training and simulation facilities for continue reading →

Andrea Cuomo

Andrea Cuomo is ST’s Executive Vice President, Advanced Systems Technology (AST) and Special Projects, and has held this position since January 2012. Cuomo joined SGS Microelettronica, a predecessor company to STMicroelectronics, in 1983, covering managerial roles in Product Management and Strategy, and rose to become VP for the Headquarters Region in 1994. In 1998, he continue reading →

Jan Höntschel

Jan Hoentschel works for GLOBALFOUNDRIES as a Deputy Engineering Director and is responsible for Fab1 Dresden’s customer program interface and it’s prototyping including the the customers end-to-end new product introduction. Previously he was a Device Manager and responsible for 28nm low power technologies. His international engineering team is handling several low power CMOS technologies starting continue reading →

Thomas Gessner

Studies in physics and completed doctoral thesis to Dr. rer. nat. at the Faculty of Natural Science at TU Dresden in 1983. Postdoctoral lecturing qualification to Dr.-Ing. habil. in the field of microelectronic technologies at University of Technology Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1989. Several positions in the industry (ZMD Dresden) at the development of metallization systems for continue reading →

Wei-Shan Wang

Dr. Wei-Shan Wang recieved M.S. and Ph.D. in applied mechanics from National Taiwan University in 2003 and 2009 respectively. She joined Micro System Integration Center of Tohoku University in Japan from 2010 to 2012. Her research interests mainly focus on acoustic wave mechanics, piezoelectric N/MEMS devices, and nanostructure materials for system packaging. She is currently continue reading →

Jim Greer

Jim Greer is the coordinator for the newly launched European Union ASCENT infrastructure project. He received a bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s from Trinity College Dublin, and a doctorate from Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg. His research programme focusses on nanoelectronics, and he directs the Tyndall Graduate Studies Centre with an enrolment continue reading →

Karlheinz Meier

Karlheinz Meier received a PhD in physics from Hamburg University. Following scientific staff positions at international labs he was appointed full professor of Physics at Heidelberg University in 1992. He has more than 25 years experience in experimental particle physics and since 2005 shifted his scientific interests towards large-scale electronic implementations of brain-inspired computer architectures. continue reading →

Joseph Sifakis

Joseph Sifakis is a Greek-born French computer scientist, laureate of the 2007 Turing Award, along with Edmund M. Clarke and E. Allen Emerson, for his work on model checking. He studied Electrical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and Computer Science at the University of Grenoble. He is the founder of the Verimag continue reading →

Lothar Pfitzner

Lothar Pfitzner holds an M.S. (Dipl.-Ing.) degree in material science and Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in electronics engineering, both from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 1976 to 1985 he worked as a lecturer at the Engineering faculty at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Since 1985 he was heading the department ‘Semiconductor Manufacturing’ of the Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated continue reading →

Hinori Kasahara

Hironori Kasahara received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo in 1985. He has been a professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering since 1997 and a director of the Advanced Multicore Processor Research Institute since 2004, Waseda University via an assistant professor in 1986 and an associate professor in 1988. He continue reading →

Gernot Pomrenke

Gernot Pomrenke is program manager for Optoelectronics, Photonics and Nanotechnology at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) in Arlington VA. Within his national and international portfolio he explores nanophotonics, including plasmonics and metamaterials. Other major thrusts include Silicon Photonics, Integrated Photonics, Reconfigurable Photonics as well as Quantum Computing. Prior to arriving at AFOSR, continue reading →

Jun’ichi Sone

After graduating from the master course of the Science Department of Tokyo University in 1975, Jun’ichi Sone joined NEC Corporation as a research staff of the Central Research Laboratories. He engaged in the research of high-speed semiconductor devices and superconducting Josephson junction devices. He got the Doctor degree of Science in 1983. He was promoted continue reading →

Abderrahmane Kheddar

Professor Abderrahmane Kheddar received the BS in Computer Science degree from the Institut National d’Informatique (ESI), Algiers, the MSc and Ph.D. degree in robotics, both from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. He is presently Directeur de Recherche at CNRS and the Director of the CNRS-AIST Joint Robotic Laboratory (JRL), UMI3218/RL, Tsukuba, Japan. continue reading →

Tom Conte

Tom Conte holds a joint appointment in the Schools of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his bachelors degree in EE from the University of Delaware in 1986; and, he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in EE from the University of Illinois at Ubana-Champaign in continue reading →

Mario Serna

Lt Col Mario Serna is an international program officer for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s (AFOSR) Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) in Tokyo, Japan. AOARD maintains awareness of Air Force-relevant top Asian scientific expertise and then builds relationships between Asia, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and US academic institutions.   continue reading →

Mart Graef

Mart Graef is strategic program manager at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherlands. In this position, he develops technology partnerships with companies, institutes and universities, often within the framework of national and European cooperative projects. He participates in initiatives aimed at defining continue reading →

Francisco Ibanez

Francisco J. Ibanez holds university degrees in Engineering and Solid-State Physics (Autonoma University, Madrid) and Masters in Communication Networks and Signal Processing (Polytechnic University, Madrid), Business Administration (Catholic University of Leuven) and Information Society and Knowledge (Open University of Catalonia). Prior to joining the European Commission, he was active in semiconductors research (Bell Labs in continue reading →