Tuesday, September 29, 2009

new IEEE Senior Members (sep-2009)

Congratulations to the new Senior members of the IEEE EDS (September 2009):

Ahmadi, Vahid; Buehler, M; Feng, Lucia; Goel, Niti; Hales, Rex; Hirschman, Karl; Liu, Ming; Pratt, T; Selmi, Luca; Srinivasan, Purushothaman; Xue, Jie; Zhang, Zhaochuan

Monday, September 28, 2009

Second International Symposium on Flexible Electronics (ISFE)

The Second International Symposium on Flexible Electronics (ISFE) will be held in from April 12-14 2010 in Palma de Mallorca (Illes Balears, Spain). I will be the Chairman of this Symposium, together with Past Chair, Dr. Benjamin Iñiguez and Prof. Michael Shur. This Symposium will provide an opportunity to present and discuss recent advances in all topics related to flexible electronics, from the material to the circuit and system levels. The enormous increase of the applications of Flexible Electronics makes it necessary to create such a conference. The scientific program consists of invited and contributed presentations as well as one poster session.

Papers are solicited on the following topics (but without excluding others):
Materials for Flexible Electronics, Processing for Flexible Electronics, Device technologies, Physics and Characterization of TFTs on flexible substrates, Amorphous and polycristalline TFT, Transparent TFT, Organic and polymer TFT, OLED physics and characterization, Numerical and compact modeling of TFTs and OLEDs, TFT circuits on flexible substrates, Flexible AM-LCDs, Flexible AM-OLEDs, Flexible PVDs, Flexible large-area sensors and actuators...

The deadline for abstract submission will be November 15, 2009, but abstracts for posters are accepted until December 15, 2009.

ISFE is organized by the Engineering Conferences International Foundation, together with the Universitat de les Illes Balears (the university of Mallorca, to which the Chairman, that is, myself, belongs).

For those of you that do not know them, the Balearic Islands are located 200 km east from the coast of Spain, in the Mediterranean Sea. This privileged location, with flight time below than 30 minutes from Barcelona, or 2 hours from Berlin or London, make them a preferred touristic destination. Moreover, they enjoy a very nice climate, with temperatures that rarely go down 10ºC in winter, and are around 20-25º in springtime.

Mallorca, the biggest of the Balearic Islands, is an island where you can find anything nearby. You can go climbing in the Serra de Tramuntana, which are a set of mountains 100 km long, dominating the north-western part of the island, or you can go to the any of the fantastic beaches. You can choose among touristic destinations like Platja de Palma or S'Arenal, close to the airport, or you can go 30 km further and find yourself in near virgin beaches in Sa Rapita or Es Trenc. Swimming season in Balearic Islands starts usually around May 1st, and goes on up to the end of September or even October, so there is no need to hurry.

Palma, the capital of Balearic Islands, is a cultural city, an easily accessible city, where everything is close by. Beautifully arranged as a fan towards the sea, the city is marked by the cultures that have lived on the island along its history. Palma invites you to discover its buildings and the monuments that portray the evolution of aesthetic trends during the centuries, that are visible in more than 700 streets in its historic downtown. This is where you will find the footprint of all those civilizations that have contributed to its building. A city that invites you to display creativity, as so many artists have done in the past, inspired by its warm and magic light.

Transportation is another of the strong points of the Balearic Islands. Palma airport (Son Sant Joan) is one of the biggest airports in Europe. It is very well connected to all major cities in Europe through both regular and charter flights, and many low-cost companies also fly to and from Palma.

I truly encourage researchers on flexible electronics to submit abstracts to ISFE, and have good chances to get to know the most recent developments in the field, to make useful networking and also to enyoy some days in the beautiful city of Palma!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

BBC News: Meeting the man behind Moore's Law

Chip future... But, Dr Moore says, the industry can only go on shrinking transistors for so long. Eventually, the features will become so small that the atomic structure of the materials will be a limitation, possibly spelling the end of Moore's Law.

So what does he think will happen in the next 40 years?

"I'm through with making predictions," Moore chuckles. "Get it right once and quit."


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Technology Roadmap for 22nm and Beyond

[1] Iwai, H.; Technology roadmap for 22nm and beyond; IEDST '09; 1-2 June 2009

CMC Timeline for Multigate Compact Model Standardization

The CMC Subcommittee on Multigate Models has published timeline for multigate compact model standardization assuming resolution by 2Q11. Proposal: model freeze date would be after model evaluation
  • Would be justified by concurrent model and technology development
  • Model developers would have the ability to model changes during mod elevaluation
  • Must be done with subcommittee agreement (reasonableness check)
  • No additional time allowed in model evaluation
  • Code frozen at end of model evaluation

Monday, September 14, 2009

7th IWCM Taipei, Taiwan

Call for Papers:
7th International Workshop on Compact Modeling January 18 (Mon), 2010 Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan

The workshop provides an opportunity for the discussion and the presentation of advances in modeling and simulation of integrated circuits.

  • Compact modeling for all kinds of devices
  • Parameter extraction methodology and strategy
  • Circuit simulation techniques
Abstract Submission:
Authors should submit a camera-ready abstract with 2 to 10 pages including figures for inclusion in the Workshop Proceedings, and send the electronic file in PDF or MS-Word format to yuzhip@tsinghua.edu.cn. Paper templates in Tex and Word formats are downloadable from the ASP-DAC 2010 site. Deadline for the submission is November 30th, 2009.


TAL 2009

XII Scientific Conference and II School: "Optical Fibres and Their Applications" TAL 2009 October 14 - 17, Lublin and Krasnobród. The aim of the conference is enabling a direct contact and discussion between the teams dealing with:
  • Development of technology and fabrication of optical fibres, cables, planar waveguides and elements of integrated optics and micro-optics
  • Elements of optical fibres technique like couplers, connectors, optical fibres amplifiers, optical and optoelectronic devices for connecting optical fibres with light sources and detectors, multiplexers
  • Optical fibres applications especially those requiring a close cooperation with the optical fibres and optical cables, elements of optical fibres technique and optoelectronics manufactures
  • Education in the photonics in the universities and high schools

MOS-AK/GSA Workshop in Athens with special guest Larry Nagel

--- MOS-AK/GSA Workshop in Athens with special guest Larry Nagel
--- Friday, Sept. 18 2009 at Divani Caravel Hotel
--- (at the ESSDERC/ESSCIR Conference)

--- The Final MOS-AK/GSA Workshop program is available on-line:

--- Meeting location:
DIVANI CARAVEL HOTEL, 2 Meg. Alexandrou Aven. 161 21, Athens, Greece
For driving directions please visit: www.ametro.gr and www.oasa.gr

--- No registration fee thanks to our sponsors Accelicon, Helic, Tanner and Toshiba.
We would suggest to register on-line https://www.triaenatours.gr/essderc.php
to help our local organizers with local logistic and other arrangements.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lectures on Numerical Linear Algebra in Computational Science and Engineering

September 12, 2009; ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Aims and scope: The lectures will discuss the importance and impact of Numerical Linear Algebra in CSE. Its usage in various areas of CSE will be exemplified. The event will also celebrate the retirement of Martin Gutknecht from ETH Zurich.


Related meetings

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Spice Modeling Engineer

And another job offer....

GF-- SMTS Spice Modeling Engineer - Semiconductor Jobs
Posted Aug 07
Confidential, Sunnyvale, CA
Job Description:
As a member of SPICE modeling team, this position will drive active/passive model development and QA, assuring high quality SPICE model delivery to external design customers. The responsibilities include (but not restricted to) development of SPICE modeling infrastructure and methodologies; device characterization (DC/AC/Transient/RF); and test structure development.

Required Skills/Experience:
Must have MS/PhD in EE, Solid State Physics, or equivalent with 0-10 yrs experience.

Must also have in-depth device physics, RF knowledge, and good programming skills. Prior hands-on experiences on SPICE model extraction (Scalable Inductor, Varactor, Resistor, Capacitor, BJT, Diodes), RF measurement, modeling, and HFSS simulation are a big plus.

MS/PhD in EE, Solid State Physics, or equivalent with 0-10 yrs experience.

Post Doctoral Researcher - Device Physics

I post here another job offer...

Post Doctoral Researcher - Device Physics

Job ID
Job type
Full-time Complementary
Work country
Work city
Yorktown Heights
Job area
No travel
Job category
Business unit
Res Sci&Tech
Job role
Research Scientist

Job role skillset

Job description
The position is for a post-doctoral candidate to work on numerical model development for carrier transport in heterostructure tunneling transistors. Specifically the principle responsibilties will be to develop a computer program that self-consistently calculates band-to-band tunneling in a eterojunction tunneling diode, compare the calcuation results with xperiments, and to adjust the physical assumptions in the model to match experiment.

The responsibilities will also be to impelment and develop a 2D version of this code for inclusion into IBM internal device simulation software. Required skills for the position will be a detailed knowledge of semiconductor device physics and carrier transport in semiconductors, numerical modeling techniques, and computer programming. The candidate must be self-motivated and work well in a goal-oriented, team environment.

  • Basic knowledge in computer code development using a high-level programming language such as Fortran
  • Basic knowledge in numerical modeling of solid-state electronic systems
  • Basic knowledge in semiconductor device physics, with an emphasis on band structure and carrier transport
  • English: Intermediate

  • Doctorate Degree
  • At least 2 years experience in computer code development using a high-level programming language such as Fortran
  • At least 2 years experience in numerical modeling of solid-state electronic systems
  • At least 1 year experience in semiconductor device physics, with an emphasis on band structure and carrier transport
  • At least 1 year experience in designing experiments, and interpretting experimental data

Device Simulation Engineer - Solar IC Resources Ltd

I post here a job offer from:

  • Location: Surrey
  • Sector: Other
  • Job Hours: Full-Time
  • Job Position: Permanent
  • Job Role: Device Engineer
  • Company: IC Resources Ltd
  • Salary: Top-notch salary + bens
  • Job reference: J010691
  • Posted Date: 28 August 2009 13:01:32
They are currently searching for a Device Simulation Engineer (Solar) with the following key skills: Semiconductor, solar, solar cell, FORTRAN, Silvaco, modelling, device, III-V, simulation, manufacturing, jobs

The client is currently searching for a Device Simulation Engineer to be responsible for the modelling and simulation of solar cell devices. The role will involve working with FORTRAN code and upgrading the device modelling software. Performing day-to-day simulations will be required as well as looking into future requirements.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications;

·Strong semiconductor device modelling experience (III-V)
·Modelling package knowledge (Silvaco, Synopsys, FORTRAN)
·Previous solar cell experience beneficial
·Excellent communication and leadership skills
·BSc in Physics, Electronics, Physics, Materials or equivalent

CMOS Device Modeling Engineer Job in IBM

Job description
IBM is seeking a CMOS Device Modeling Engineer to develop and maintain state of-the-art compact models. Included in this role are: DC and AC measurements, data integrity checking, model extraction, statistical model generation, corner model generation, model conversions, model to hardware checking, and integration in Design System model checking. You will be working on leading edge bulk and SOI technologies for digital, analog and CMOS RF applications interfacing with IBM and external circuit designers to define model requirements & providing leadership in the modeling area.
  • Doctorate Degree in Engineering
  • At least 2 years experience in Apply Knowledge of Semiconductor Device Physics
  • Basic knowledge in Apply Knowledge of Compact Model Generation
  • Readiness to travel up to 10%; travelling 1 day a week
  • English: Fluent