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Semiconductor Tech Panel...

Topic: 
Semiconductor Technology and Manufacturing in the US for the 21st Century
Abstract / Description: 
We propose to hold a webinar to listen to the experts who have been involved in the industry and their lessons learned to help towards discussing a national strategy for the future. The webinar is expected to provide a forum for discussion and for perspectives of lessons learned from the experts in different aspects of the government-academia-industry collaborations.

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The path from invention of semiconductors and integrated circuits to the manufacturing billions of microprocessors is a U.S-led story, which has led to the technological revolutions that have furthered national security and have accelerated all levels of the economy.  The technology that leading-edge semiconductor electronics enabled includes computers and communication, digitalization, the internet, automation and their associated applications.  This industry is also one of most R&D-intensive, as evidenced from 1989 to 2019.  Merchant semiconductor firms devoted 12.3% to 15% (in 2018) of their sales to R&D, compared with 3.1% for U.S. industry overall average.

In 1987, according to the Defense Science Board Task Force on Semiconductor Dependency, the U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing was rapidly eroding and the task force recommended the creation of an industry-wide consortium to "develop, demonstrate and advance the technology base for efficient, high yield manufacture of advanced semiconductor devices." The U.S. Congress voted to match industry contributions to conduct precompetitive research in a non-profit consortium. In addition, the industrial companies consisting of 14 US manufacturers also set up multiple consortia to connect the links from university research to manufacturing. The consortia and the pre-competitive nature of collaborations connecting research to technology and manufacturing is credited with the success of the U.S. leadership in semiconductors in 1990s, as by 1992 the U.S. chip manufacturers, overtook the Japanese manufacturers in terms of worldwide market share. In addition, the efforts led to design, development, and optimization of process equipment, manufacturing and design methodologies, hardware architectures, and the creation of a science-based global technology roadmap for semiconductors. 

Now in 2020, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association, the U.S accounts for only “12 percent of global semiconductor manufacturing capacity”, and the end of circuit miniaturization (often correlated with Moore’s law) is at hand, requiring vastly different chip architectures, materials and technologies than the industry has been using and a roadmap “beyond Moore’s law” is needed[1].  We are in a situation which is much more serious than in 1987.. The US leadership in manufacturing has been eroded and China has intentions of becoming the world leader from R&D to design to manufacturing. Many countries including China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Europe are investing to seize leadership. For regaining and sustaining the leadership necessary for the future of computing, it is critical for a different renaissance of the entire ecosystem and the building blocks within the US. As in 1987, since the U.S. innovation leadership and national security depend upon design and manufacturing, we would like to revisit the lessons of the government-academia-industry partnership from the 1980-1990’s.


The panel will address the following questions:

  1. What are the lessons learned from the 1980s and 1990s for semiconductor manufacturing for the US?  What worked and what did not?  What could have been done better?
  2. What is different this time?
  3. What is the relevance of the above learnings today (both from standpoints of global situation, tech challenges)?
  4. How can we ensure US leadership in the future design, manufacturing, and assembly of cutting-edge semiconductors vital to United States national security and economic competitiveness?
  5. If the US must lead from research and development all the way to the assembly line, what should the specific efforts be?
    1. In R&D
    2. Design
    3. Manufacturing etc.
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Eighth Pacific Rim Conference in Mathematics

Topic: 
The Eighth Pacific Rim Conference in Mathematics
Abstract / Description: 

Join the Probability Theory Session of the Eighth Pacific Rim Conference in Mathematics, to be live-streamed on Tuesday, August 4th.
To receive the Zoom ID and other access details, register for free at https://wp.math.berkeley.edu/pacificrim2020/registration-for-sessions/

 

The plenary speaker will be Ofer Zeitouni of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Other session speakers (with links to talk information) are

  • Sourav Chatterjee. Stanford University
  • Amir Dembo, Stanford University
  • Daniel Remenik, University of Chile
  • Lisa Sauermann, Stanford University
  • Insuk Seo, Seoul National University
Date and Time: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 8:00am to Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Zoom

Women of Silicon Valley Conference

Topic: 
Conference: Women of Silicon Valley
Abstract / Description: 

About Women of Silicon Valley 2020

With a progressive agenda engineered to bring attendees into the next generation of tech, Women of Silicon Valley will continue to support and inspire the women working in America's global capital of innovation. Bringing you an unprecedented line up of speakers, actionable insight, networking and expert-led workshops, this dynamic event will assist you in taking positive action in your own career and in your organization.

This event is built for women, by women and will act as a vital tool in your development and progression; join us and show why women in Silicon Valley do tech better than anywhere else.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 (All day) to Friday, October 16, 2020 (All day)
Venue: 
Santa Clara Convention Center

[rescheduled] Women of Silicon Valley Conference

Topic: 
Conference
Abstract / Description: 

Due to ongoing health concerns due to the spread of COVID-19, Women of Silicon Valley 2020 will now take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on October 15-16, 2020.

www.womenofsiliconvalley.com


About Women of Silicon Valley 2020

With a progressive agenda engineered to bring attendees into the next generation of tech, Women of Silicon Valley will continue to support and inspire the women working in America's global capital of innovation. Bringing you an unprecedented line up of speakers, actionable insight, networking and expert-led workshops, this dynamic event will assist you in taking positive action in your own career and in your organization.

This event is built for women, by women and will act as a vital tool in your development and progression; join us and show why women in Silicon Valley do tech better than anywhere else.

Date and Time: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (All day)
Venue: 
Santa Clara Convention Center

Emerging Memory and Artificial Intelligence (EMAI) 2019 Workshop

Topic: 
EMAI '19 Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

A one-day workshop at Stanford University on August 29, 2019, put on by the Stanford Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology and Coughlin Associates, features invited expert speakers to talk about various emerging non-volatile memories and how they will enable the next generation of artificial intelligence (AI) devices in the home, in the factory and in industry. The conference URL is: emai19.sites.stanford.edu.

Memories that will be discussed include Magnetic Random Access Memory (MRAM), Resistive RAM (RRAM), Ferroelectric RAM (FRAM) and Phase Change Memory (PCM). These memories are now available as discrete as well as embedded non-volatile memories and will be the basis of a new generation of devices, working in devices and on the network edge, as well as in data centers. These memories will enable AI inference engines that enable voice recognition, image recognition and system level optimization, all with minimal power utilization compared to conventional volatile memories.

Space is limited for this workshop so register early to ensure that you can come.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 (All day)
Venue: 
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall
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Stanford's Immersive Media Conference 2019 - Reaching Beyond Reality!

Topic: 
SIMCON 2019 - Reaching Beyond Reality!
Abstract / Description: 

Our speakers include directors of Oculus, HTC, and Microsoft as well as CEOs of cutting edge start-ups with keynote speaker John Anderson - the Director of Product at Oculus.

 

Some of the most cutting edge technology in this space will be demoing, including the VR-1 by Varjo, the world's first human-eye resolution VR headset.

You'll also see student projects at the cutting edge of the VR/AR space.

Stanford students: Free
General public: $25.00

 

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Hewlett and Packard Buildings

47th Annual Northern California Electronic Materials Symposium

Topic: 
Electronic Materials Symposium, an interdisciplinary conference
Abstract / Description: 

The Electronic Materials Symposium is an inter-disciplinary conference that presents a broad spectrum of expert views on problems at the intersection of electronic materials and devices. The one-day symposium seeks to inform participants about challenges that excite today's materials scientists through a series of invited talks by experts in their respective fields.

The 47th Annual Northern California Electronic Materials Symposium, co-sponsored by TMS and IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section, will be held at Stanford University (Allen 101x Auditorium) in Palo Alto on Friday, May 10, 2019. The program features presentations on advanced electronic materials processing techniques and devices, and analytical techniques by outstanding speakers who have made significant contributions to their respective fields. Check-in will begin at 8:00 am.

Date and Time: 
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00am
Venue: 
Allen 101X

The Shoucheng Zhang Memorial Workshop

Topic: 
The Shoucheng Zhang Memorial Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Our friend, Professor Shoucheng Zhang, passed away on December 1, 2018. This was a great loss for the entire physics community.

To honor Shoucheng and to celebrate his remarkable science and life, a Memorial Workshop from May 2-4, 2019 is being held.

Shoucheng has influenced many of us deeply with his great enthusiasm and unique talent for discovering the beauty and simplicity in physics. We feel that the best way to remember him is to dedicate to him a lively workshop with exciting lectures and a lot of fruitful discussion.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 8:30am to Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall

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