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 benjamin.iniguez@gmail.com) 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) 

E-mail: benjamin.iniguez@gmail.com

Monday, 10 August 2015

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

Dear Wolfgang,
thanks for your email. I am glad you are following MOS-AK emailing distribution list.

I have just posted a note thru our engineering blog:
<http://sedemos.blogspot.ch/2015/08/essderc-esscirc-in-graz-a.html>
I hope it would help to further promote both conferences and all associated research events. All related to conference promotion, speaking more generally, is not an easy task. Both ESSDERC/ESSCIRC are well established research conferences and maintain its very high level in Europe. In the same time its very high registration (860Euros plus traveling and etc) is a blocking issue in particular for potential participants from East Europe as well as other developing regions. This is one of the reasons, I am trying to keep my MOS-AK workshops free to attend. Of course the conference cannot follow the same concept but should workout a possibility to offer more open access.

You have mentioned the name of Andreas Wild (he has send a note about his plans to also attend MOS-AK workshop :). I guess, Andres and other decisions makers at his level could think about all other options to make the ESSDERC/ESSCIRC conference more accessible to even larger group of European as well as international researchers.

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On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 11:28 PM, Pribyl, Wolfgang <Wolfgang.Pribyl@joanneum.at> wrote:

Dear Wladek,

 

please find attached the latest program folder of ESSCIRC/ESSDERC. Please feel free to distribute it to interested people, especially to such persons, who have not yet registered for the conference! I think, we have set up a very interesting program and we have managed to organize the closing session together with ECSEL, the largest EU funding scheme for micro-/nanoelectronics; Andreas Wild will moderate the panel discussion of this session

 

Thank you and best regards

 

Wolfgang Pribyl

General Chair 2015

 

Von: mos-ak@googlegroups.com [mailto:mos-ak@googlegroups.com] Im Auftrag von wladek
Gesendet: Freitag, 07. August 2015 16:36
An: mos-ak
Betreff: [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
 <http://www.mos-ak.org/graz_2015/>


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.

Venue:   

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 <http://www.mos-ak.org/graz_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

wg/aug/15

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ESSDERC ESSCIRC in Graz (A)

 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
 <http://www.mos-ak.org/graz_2015/>


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.

Venue:   
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 <http://www.mos-ak.org/graz_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

wg/aug/15

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Best Practices for Compact Modeling in Verilog-A

Mcandrew, C.C.; Coram, G.J.; Gullapalli, K.K.; Jones, J.R.; Nagel, L.; Roy, A.S.; Roychowdhury, J.; Scholten, A.J.; Smit, G.D.J.; Wang, X.; Yoshitomi, S., "Best Practices for Compact Modeling in Verilog-A," Electron Devices Society, IEEE Journal of the , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1,1

doi: 10.1109/JEDS.2015.2455342

Abstract: Verilog-A is the de facto standard language that the semiconductor industry uses to define compact models. Unfortunately, it is easy to write models poorly in Verilog-A, and this can lead to unphysical model behavior, poor convergence, and difficulty in understanding and maintaining model codes. This paper details best practices for writing compact models in Verilog-A, to try to help raise the quality of compact modeling throughout the industry.

keywords: Capacitance, Computational modeling, Convergence, Hardware design languages, Integrated circuit modeling, Mathematical model, Numerical models

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Friday, 10 July 2015

Octave-Forge Community Choice POTM

The Octave-Forge packages -- Community Choice Project of the Month for July

For one of the July "Community Choice" Projects of the Month, the community elected Octave-Forge, a central location for the collaborative development of packages for GNU Octave, a high-level interpreted language. The Octave-Forge packages expand Octave's core functionality by providing field specific features via Octave's package system. Some of the individual Octave-Forge packages include: image and signal processing, fuzzy logic, instrument control, and statistics packages.

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Analog CMOS from 5 micrometer to 5 nanometer

 Sansen, W., "1.3 Analog CMOS from 5 micrometer to 5 nanometer," ISSCC 2015 IEEE International , vol., no., pp.1,6, 22-26 Feb. 2015 doi: 10.1109/ISSCC.2015.7062848 

Abstract: In our future, as usual, analog designers will continue to expand their expertise and knowledge in response to changing needs. While devices will change their nature and operate at higher and higher frequencies, their I-V characteristics will remain similar. In the near term, increased speed of MOS circuits, will be reached by operating deeper in weak inversion. Offset and 1/f noise will continue to play a critical role. Thus, in general, it seems that analog expertise is insensitive to technology change.
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