嘉 宾: Professor T. P. Ma (Yale University)
             National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in USA
             Foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
             Academician of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan
             Life Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE)
时 间: 2014年12月6日9:00
地 点: 北京大学英杰交流中心阳光大厅
主办单位:北京大学信息科学技术学院

Abstract
       Since the invention of the transistor, the tremendous progress in the electronics industry has been riding on the exponential growth of the IC technology, as characterized by the “Moore’s Law”, which basically says that the information storage capacity of a silicon chip, as well as its information processing power, grows exponentially with time. Since the cost of a silicon chip has remained more or less constant over the years, an average consumer now possesses more computing power than a supercomputer did in the early 80’s that cost a few million dollars then. The internet, smart phones, and various intelligent appliances that so many of us take for granted today are all made possible because of the ever more powerful IC’s. 
       Surpassing the automobile industry in terms of annual sales worldwide more than a decade ago, the electronics industry is the largest industry of its kind in USA and most other industrialized countries. Because of its critical importance to a country’s economic development and national defense capability, the information technology, rooted in electronics, will undoubtedly receive even more attention from all nations.
       What makes the silicon chip tick? Why is the electronics industry growing so fast? This talk will give an overview of the silicon chip technology and its applications, with a preview of what’s to come in the future. The various difficulties encountered in continued scaling of CMOS devices will be reviewed, and possible solutions will be discussed.

Biography
      Prof. Ma is Raymond J. Wean Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at Yale University, where he has been a faculty member since 1977. He also serves as a Co-Director of Yale Center for Microelectronics and a Co-Director of the Yale-Peking Joint Center for Microelectronics and Nanotechnology. He was Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University between 1991 and 1995, and between 2001 and 2007.
     He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in USA, an elected foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, an elected Academician of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, and a Life Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE).
     His research and teaching at Yale have focused on semiconductors, MOS interface physics, ionizing radiation and hot electron effects, advanced gate dielectrics (including high-k gate dielectrics), flash memory device technology, and ferroelectric thin films for memory applications.
      He is a patent holder, co-editor of a book, has given numerous invited talks and contributed

 

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