Microelectronics: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning?

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
UTC 3.134
Free and open to the public

Naysayers have been claiming for some time that the dramatic progress of microelectronics in accordance with Moore's law over the last several decades is about to come to a crashing halt, due to fundamental CMOS device scaling limits. We will give examples of novel semiconductor memory and logic devices to see what the future is likely to hold, with the morphing of microelectronics into nanoelectronics.

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Sanjay Banerjee

Sanjay Banerjee


Sanjay Banerjee is the Cockrell Family Regents Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of Microelectronics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1979, 1981 and 1983 in electrical engineering. He worked at TI from 1983-87 on the world’s first 4Megabit DRAM.  He has received the Distinguished IIT Alumnus Award, Industrial R&D 100 Award, ECS Callinan Award and the IEEE Grove Award (2014). He is a Fellow of IEEE, APS and AAAS. He is interested in 2D nanoelectronics, spintronics and non-volatile memories.