AU Engineering Distinguished Lecture: Si-based Transistor and Analog-Mixed-Signal Circuit Scaling and the Natural Progression of Moore’s Law to Silicon Quantum Computing at the Atomic Scale

Professor Sorin P. Voinigescu, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecturer, University of Toronto.

2017.07.10 | Domenico Zito

Date Mon 14 Aug
Time 13:00 14:00
Location Auditorium, Navitas, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark

This presentation will compare the high frequency performance scaling of SiGe HBTs and MOSFETs to 2-3nm gate length and beyond 2 THz transistor fMAX based on technology CAD (TCAD) and atomistic simulations. Characterization techniques and S-parameter measurements of state-of-the-art silicon MOSFETs, SiGe HBTs, and of a variety of HBT-HBT and for MOS-HBT cascodes from DC to 325 GHz will be discussed along with simulations of the scaling of analog and mixed-signal mm-wave benchmark circuit performance from the current to future technology nodes. Finally, we will take a look at the room-temperature operation requirements for coupled double quantum-dot Si qubits which rely on resonant tunnelling multiple-gate MOSFET structures with sub-5nm dimensions in all directions.

Short Biography

Sorin P. Voinigescu holds the Stanley Ho Chair in Microelectronics and is the Director of the VLSI Research Group in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Toronto. He is a world renowned expert on millimeter-wave and 100+Gb/s integrated circuits, and atomic-scale semiconductor device technologies. Between 1994 and 2002 he was first with Nortel Networks and later with Quake Technologies in Ottawa, Canada. In 2008-2009 and 2015-16, he spent sabbatical leaves at Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Sunnyvale, California, at NTT’s Device Research Laboratories in Atsugi, Japan, and at Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany, exploring technologies and circuits for 128GBaud fibre-optic systems, 300Gb/s mm-wave radio transceivers, imaging and radar sensors. Dr. Voinigescu co-founded and was the CTO of two fabless semiconductor start-ups: Quake Technologies and Peraso Technologies. He was a member of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors RF/AMS Committee until 2015 and is a member of the ExCom of the IEEE BCTM. He received NORTEL’s President Award for Innovation in 1996 and is a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 2001 IEEE CICC, the 2005 IEEE CSICS, and of the Beatrice Winner Award at the 2008 IEEE ISSCC. In 2013 he was recognized with the ITAC Lifetime Career Award for his contributions to the Canadian Semiconductor Industry.

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