Thursday, 1 October 2015

Nature - Column: World View - Science must prepare for impact

  Nature | 30 September 2015 | Column: World View | Science must prepare for impact

To maintain public support, researchers need to be able to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of society and politicians, warns Guy Poppy U.Southampton. [read more]

Monday, 28 September 2015

MOS-AK article reached 400 reads

 MOS-AK article reached 400 reads

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Free Copy of "Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry

As you may know SemiWiki published a book last year which is a really nice history of the fabless semiconductor ecosystem. Thousands of people have copies, we have received many compliments on it, and we are very proud.
As a thank you to all SemiWiki members I would like to offer a free PDF version of the book. You can access it via the attachment at the bottom of this wiki:
Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry

Only registered SemiWiki members can access this wiki so if you are not already a member please join as my guest:
For those of you who are "seasoned" semiconductor professionals this book will be a nice walk down memory lane. If you are less seasoned it will be a great read to get you up to speed on how we got to where we are today and where we are going tomorrow, absolutely.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

[video] How to Model a BJT Bipolar Junction Transistor

This video covers the basics of bipolar junction transistor (BJT) modeling and illustrates an easy step-by-step procedure to extract the model parameters of the popular Gummel-Poon (GP) model. While the GP model was introduced in the early 1970’s, it still enjoys a wide popularity in electronic device modeling and many modeling engineers consider it a classic and an excellent starting point for getting familiar with modeling in general.

Video Published on Aug 31, 2015

To download the project files referred to in this video visit:

Monday, 17 August 2015

Compact Modeling Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spain

The European (Horizon 2020) Call for Postdoctoral Individual Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships (H2020-MSCA-IF-2015) is open until September 10 2015.

I am looking for one or two candidates to work in my research group at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain) in the field of compact modeling of advanced semiconductor devices. Therefore, I would like to receive CVs from potential applicants. Once I have selected the candidates, we will make the application.

The candidates must have a Ph D in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Physics, Telecommunication Engineering, or related subjects.

Candidates from all countries can apply for an Individual European Fellowship provided they have not sepent more than 12 months during the last 3 years in the country of the Host Institution (in this case, Spain)

These felowships can be for one or two years. Salaries are extremely good and the prestige of having this type of fellowship is very high. For this reason, there is a tough competition to get these fellowships.

I am looking for candidates for these Marie Curie Grants, both from Europe and outside Europe. Candidates must have a good CV (preferably with more than 4 publications as first author in international journals, in order to have chances). In order to fit the Marie Curie requirements, their age should be below 35.

If successful, the postdoctoral researchers will work on the characterization of compact modeling of any of the advanced semiconductor devices targeted by our research European projects: organic and oxide TFTs, advanced III-V HEMT and III-V MOSFETs,  SOI and Multi-Gate MOSFETs, tunnel FETs.

The specific device/s in which the postdoctoral researcher will work will depend on his/her preference and background.

Candidates must send me by e-mail (to a CV or resume by AUGUST 31 2015. Successful applicants will be informed by SEPTEMBER 2, and then we will start to make the application. The successful candidates will be informed on the steps to do.

Tarragona is a small city (110000 inhabitants) on the Mediterranean coast, about 100 Km south from Barcelona, and very well connected to Barcelona and the main Spanish cities by rail and highway. Tarragona is a very old city, very important during the Roman Empire, and with a lot of historical landmarks.

The quality of life in Tarragona is excellent. Mediterranean and mild climate the whole year. Wonderful beaches around the city (even at the city). Mountains close to the city (even the Pyrenees are not far). Besides, the city is very quiet, but with an intense nightlife.

My research group in the Department of Electronic Engineering, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) is one of the strongest groups in compact modeling in Europe. We are leading one European project on compact modeling of organic and oxide TFTs (in which a total of 9 European universities and companies participate). We also participate on  other projects targeting other advanced devices.

I am looking forward to receiving excellent applications!

Benjamin Iñiguez
Department of Electronic Engineering
Tarragona, SPAIN
Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) 


Monday, 10 August 2015


 ESSDERC 2015: 45th European Solid-State Device Conference
 ESSCIRC 2015: 41th European Solid-State Circuits Conference
 September 14-18, 2015 - Graz, Austria

The aim of ESSDERC and ESSCIRC is to provide an annual European forum for the presentation and discussion of recent advances in solid-state devices and circuits. The increasing level of integration for system-on-chip design made available by advances in silicon technology is, more than ever before, calling for a deeper interaction among technologists, device experts, IC designers, and system designers. While keeping separate Technical Program Committees, ESSCIRC and ESSDERC are governed by a common Steering Committee and share Plenary Keynote Presentations and Joint Sessions bridging both communities. Attendees registered for either conference are encouraged to attend any of the scheduled parallel sessions, regardless to which conference they belong.

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Friday, 7 August 2015

[mos-ak] [Final Program] Autumn 2015 MOS-AK Workshop at ESSDERC/ESSCIRC

 Autumn 2015 MOS-AK Workshop at ESSDERC/ESSCIRC
 Graz (A) September 18, 2015
 Final Workshop Program

Together with the MOS-AK Workshop Scientific Program Coordinators Larry Nagel and Andrei Vladimirescu, local workshop chairs Benjamin Iniguez, URV (SP) and Jean-Michel Sallese, EPFL (CH) as well as Extended MOS-AK TPC Committee, we have pleasure to invite to the MOS-AK Workshop which will be held in Graz (A) at the ESSDERC/ESSCIRC Conference following a joint modeling session (invited talks by Prof. C.C.Enz and Prof. C.Hu) as well as a session with regular modeling paper (and the invited talk by Prof. M.Lundstrom). Next MOS-AK/Graz workshop is organized with aims to strengthen a network and discussion forum among experts in the field, enhance open platform for information exchange related to compact/SPICE modeling and Verilog-A standardization, bring people in the compact modeling field together, as well as obtain feedback from technology developers, circuit designers, and CAD/EDA tool developers and vendors. All three modeling events would allow us to discuss all broad aspects of the compact/SPICE modeling and its Verilog-A standardization as well as highlighting important our research topics at such top level forum as the ESSCER/ESSCIRC Conferences. Already now, looking forward to meet you and all your industrial and academic partners in Graz, very soon.

University of Technology,
Campus Inffeldgasse
Graz (A)

Important Dates:
  • Call for Papers - March 2015
  • 2nd Announcement - May 2015
  • Final Workshop Program - July 2015
  • MOS-AK Workshop - Sept.18, 2015 <>
    • 08:30 - 09:00 - On-site Registration
    • 09:00 - 12:00 - Morning MOS-AK Session
    • 12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch
    • 13:00 - 16:00 - Afternoon MOS-AK Session
Postworkshop publications:
Selected best MOS-AK technical presentation will be recommended for further publication in a special issue of the International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems

Extended MOS-AK Committee


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