2020 International Conference On Computer Aided Design

The Premier Conference Devoted to Technical Innovations in Electronic Design Automation

November 2-5, 2020San Diego Mission Bay Resort

MP Associates, Inc.

MONDAY November 04, 9:00am - 10:00am | Westminster IV
Beyond CMOS Technologies for Computing: Prospects and Best Bets
Ian Young - Intel Corp.
Ian A. Young 
Senior Fellow and Director of Exploratory Integrated Circuits, 
Components Research,  Technology and Manufacturing Group,
Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Oregon 


CMOS integrated circuit technology for computation is at an inflexion point. Although this is the technology which has enabled the semiconductor industry to make vast progress over the past 30-plus years, it is expected to see challenges going beyond the ten year horizon, particularly from an energy efficiency point of view.  Thus it is extremely important for the semiconductor industry to discover a new integrated circuit technology which can carry us to the beyond CMOS era, so that the power-performance of computing can continue to improve.  Currently, researchers are exploring novel device concepts and new information tokens as an alternative for CMOS technology.  Examples of areas being actively researched are; quantum electronic devices, such as the tunneling field-effect transistor (TFET), and devices based on electron spin and nano-magnetics (spintronics). It is clear that choices will need to be made in the next 10 years to identify viable energy efficient alternatives to augment CMOS for computation.  To prioritize and guide the research exploration in materials, devices and circuits, benchmarking methodology and metrics are being used.  
In this talk research in quantum materials for beyond CMOS devices (nanoelectronic and/or nanomagnetic) is presented. Some device proposals and demonstrations are reviewed and the trends in this field are identified. Considerations guiding development of competitive computing technologies are described. Results of beyond-CMOS circuit benchmarking are reviewed.


Biography:Ian Young is a Senior Fellow and director of Exploratory Integrated Circuits in the Technology and Manufacturing Group of Intel Corporation. He joined Intel in 1983 and his technical contributions have been in the design of DRAMs, SRAMs, microprocessor circuit design, Phase Locked Loops and microprocessor clocking, mixed-signal circuits for microprocessor high speed I/O links, RF CMOS circuits for wireless transceivers, and research for chip to chip optical I/O. He has also contributed to the definition and development of Intel’s process technologies. He now leads a research group exploring the future options for the integrated circuit in the beyond CMOS era. Ian Young received the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and the Master Eng. Science, from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He received the PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the recipient of the 2009 International Solid-State Circuits Conference's Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology Directions paper. He received the 2018 IEEE Frederik Philips Award “for leadership in research and development on circuits and processes for the evolution of microprocessors”. Ian Young is a Fellow of the IEEE.