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Posted: July 9, 2009

Talks at SEMICON West to focus on advanced processes, materials and manufacturing for nanoelectronics devices

(Nanowerk News) Recognized academic and technical experts in nanoelectronics from the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany have been selected to deliver presentations at SEMICON West 2009, a leading industry conference and trade show to be held July 13 through 17 in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Robert Geer, CNSE Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, and Professor of Nanoscale Science, and Richard Brilla, CNSE Vice President for Strategy, Alliances and Consortia, are scheduled to speak as part of SEMICON's Device Scaling TechXPOT, which is being held in Moscone Center's North Hall.
Geer's presentation, entitled "Evolution of On-Chip Interconnects for Equivalent Scaling: To 22nm and Beyond," is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14 at 12:10 p.m. Geer will describe how the transition to multi-core on-chip architectures has rapidly changed the landscape for end-of-roadmap interconnect paradigms, highlighting the need to leverage 3D processing, novel signaling approaches, new material introduction and post-CMOS switch integration to maintain equivalent scaling well beyond 22nm.
Brilla will discuss "Accelerated Development - Extending Moore's Law" on Wednesday, July 15 at 11:50 a.m., in which he will outline how the unique CNSE paradigm allows integration of tools, materials and resources, and results in accelerated and cost-effective process development. In particular, he will focus on the collaborations between CNSE and several of its global corporate partners, including International SEMATECH and Atotech.
CNSE Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros said, "The selection of Robert Geer and Richard Brilla as presenters at the prestigious SEMICON West 2009 underscores the UAlbany NanoCollege's global reputation as a world leader in advancing innovative nanoelectronics education, research and development, and commercialization. We look forward to highlighting CNSE's world-class capabilities, driven and supported by unique public-private partnerships, which are helping our industrial partners remain productive at a time of challenge for the industry."
One of the largest industry conferences and trade shows, SEMICON West annually attracts more than 45,000 attendees from over 15 countries, as well as the world's leading nanoelectronics technology companies, which are responsible for every major technology breakthrough since the birth of the integrated circuit.
About CNSE
The UAlbany CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex is the most advanced research enterprise of its kind at any university in the world. With over $5 billion in high-tech investments, the 800,000-square-foot complex attracts corporate partners from around the world and offers students a one-of-a-kind academic experience. The UAlbany NanoCollege houses the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 80,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work on site at CNSE's Albany NanoTech, from companies including IBM, AMD, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, Vistec Lithography and Atotech.
Source: CNSE
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