Industry Interactions


Title : 'Technology + Journalism = Solutions Journalism. Experiences in Real-time Air Quality Monitoring using APIs & Low Cost Devices. (IEEE AP/ED Bombay Chapter - Seminar Talk)

Speaker : Dr.Ronak Sutaria, Respirer Living Sciences Pvt.Ltd.

Date & Venue : 29-03-2017 Girish Gaitonde conference room, Girish Gaitonde bldg., 2nd floor, EE Dept., IIT Bombay- 400076.

About the workshop : This talk highlighted some key technology aspects which include the device we've built, the server side stack which includes some Big Data tech like Apache Cassandra, KairosDB, REST APIs & Data Viz. The larger theme of the talk was about Air Pollution/Quality Issues and the steps that can be taken by us as 'Citizen Scientists'.

Title : Transistor Variation on Industrial Scale: Measurement and Analysis on Intel 14nm Logic FinFET Technology

Speaker : Dr. Sourabh Dongaonkar, Intel, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA

Date & Venue : 17-02-2017 Girish Gaitonde conference room, Girish Gaitonde bldg., 2nd floor, EE Dept., IIT Bombay- 400076.

About the workshop : Threshold voltage (Vth) variation in transistors is one of the most important factors in determining the success of a process technology. With ever increasing emphasis on low power operation, the random Vth variation is often the fundamental factor in determining the lowest operating voltage for a chip. A ring oscillator based approach for fast,high-volume collection of transistor Vth data was discussed during this talk with a demonstration.

Title : Enabling Critical Systems in advanced CMOS nodes( IEEE AP/ED Bombay Chapter Talk)

Speaker : Vincent Huard, ST Microelectronics, Crolles, France

Date & Venue : 03-02-2017 Girish Gaitonde conference room, Girish Gaitonde bldg., 2nd floor, EE Dept., IIT Bombay- 400076.

About the workshop : Nowadays, future critical systems are designed in advanced CMOS nodes where reliability challenges are now an important detractor. The reliability challenges that are lying in front of us and various techniques for how to propagate reliability simulations in various design parts and new innovative compensation techniques were the key highlights discussed during the talk.

Title : FINFET Technology for High Volume Manufacturing (IEEE AP/ED Bombay Chapter Talk)

Speaker : Lakshmanna Vishnubhotla, Globalfoundries, Malta, USA

Date & Venue : 10-11-2016 Girish Gaitonde conference room, Girish Gaitonde bldg., 2nd floor, EE Dept., IIT Bombay- 400076.

About the workshop : Silicon has dominated the microelectronics industry for the past several Decades. The research and development in silicon technology has changed substantially in the last decade due to the increasing costs of development and consolidation of the industry. This talk discussed about the FinFETs technology & and its manufacturability with a focus on the current trends in the industry foundries.

Title : Challenges in Photovoltaics (IEEE AP/ED Talk)

Speaker : Dr. Rajeewa (Rajiv) Arya, Arya International, Inc., Portland, USA

Date & Venue : 09-11-2016 Girish Gaitonde conference room, Girish Gaitonde bldg., 2nd floor, EE Dept., IIT Bombay- 400076.

About the workshop : This talk covered various aspects of PV such as: World PV Market, India and Emerging Solar Markets , Technology challenges in PV solar modules Building multiple international partnership, and seeking meaningful R & D relationships for manufacturing, deployment, and testing.

Title : Radiation Effects in Semiconductor Devices Physics, Modeling and Mitigation

Speaker : Dr. Shen Chen, General Manager, Cogenda Pte Ltd. Singapore.

Date & Venue : 20-07-2016 Girish Gaitonde conference room, Girish Gaitonde bldg., 2nd floor, EE Dept., IIT Bombay- 400076.

About the workshop : This talk covered a broad range of topics related to the radiation effects of semiconductor devices in general, and related to single-event induced soft error particular in - radiation effects on semiconductor devices and estimation of soft-error rate, and radiation hardened memory and logic circuit design.

Title : Tunable Nanophotonic Devices for Beam Steering and Sensing Applications

Speaker : Dr. Naresh Emani, Data Storage Institute (A*STAR) Singapore

Date & Venue : 04-05-2016 Girish Gaitonde conference room, Girish Gaitonde bldg., 2nd floor, EE Dept., IIT Bombay- 400076.

About the workshop : Nanophotonics is a nascent research field which holds tremendous promise for control and manipulation of information in nanoscale dimensions and at high operating frequencies. A wide variety of novel Nanophotonic devices are being proposed and demonstrated by the research community. The talk highlighted work on one class of devices known as Plasmonic Metasurfaces and work on demonstrating tunable plasmonic resonances.

Title : Heterogeneous Integration of Semiconductor Devices by Micro-Transfer-Printing.

Speaker : Dr. Kanchan Ghosal, X-Celeprint Inc., USA

Date & Venue : 21-04-2016 Girish Gaitonde conference room, Girish Gaitonde bldg., 2nd floor, EE Dept., IIT Bombay- 400076.

About the workshop : Micro-Transfer-Printing is a demonstrated versatile micro-assembly technology developed for over ten years since originally conceived at the University of Illinois. X-Celeprint has demonstrated this technology in a wide range of diverse applications spanning from OLED and micro-LED displays to concentrated photovoltaics, storage and photonics. Paper presented during the talk highlighted the recent advances in the fabrication of micro-assembled devices using micro-transfer printing. New applications that leverage the integration of III-V devices with non-native substrates were also discussed.

Title : Ultra Low power Trends in Semiconductor Products and New Directions for Analog Bldg. Blocks

Speaker : Hitesh Garg, Department Manager, AMSIP, NXP India

Date & Venue : 03-07-2015 Girish Gaitonde conference room, Girish Gaitonde bldg., 2nd floor, EE Dept., IIT Bombay- 400076

About the workshop : Smart Phone and Internet of Things (IoT), on one side are driving very high demand for semiconductor products and related services and on the other hand it's also putting a lot of challenges related to power and low voltage operation of the devices. These challenges are faced by engineers working in all domains be it digital design, analog or RF. The focus of this talk was to share the challenges in development of Analog components and Bldg. blocks. The latest developments/trends/architectures in area of Data Convertors, Power Management (Inductive/Capacitive DC-DC and LDOs) and Accurate References(Time and V/I) were discussed.

Title : The Long and Winding Road towards Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Industrialization

Speaker : Prof. Kenji Hata, Director Nanotube Application Research Center, AIST, Japan.

Date & Venue : 10-06-2015 Lecture Hall No.22, 2nd Floor, VMCC, IIT Bombay- 400076.

About the workshop : After two decades of extensive research, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) are going to be industrialized at last. By the Time of this lecture, Nippon-Zeon will have announced that they will launch the first commercial SWNT production plant based on the super-growth technology in 2015. Concurrently, a couple of applications such as SWNT super-capacitors and composites would hit the market. To realize this, not only the development of mass production technique was necessary but also new concepts in CNT dispersion were crucial to keep the length of the long SWNTs and developments of new application were required. Indeed, Prof. Hata envision that the “ first” SWNT industrial applications are going to be very different from what the researchers had thought CNT would be useful for. In this talk Prof. Hata presented milestones, new concepts, new directions and aspects in synthesis, dispersion and applications of long SWNTs that have led to industrialization.

Title : Part-I: Cellular RF Communication – State of the Art & System Trends. Part-II: Cellular Receiver Chain Tutorial – with emphasis on base band filters.

Speaker : Dr. Apu Sivadas and Mr. Yogesh Darwhekar, Qualcomm-Bengalore.

Date & Venue : 23-03-2015 Girish Gaitonde conference room, Girish Gaitonde bldg., 2nd floor, EE Dept., IIT Bombay- 400076.

About the workshop : Part-I of this lecture covered the latest trends in cellular RF communications such as upcoming bands, carrier aggregation, envelope tracking, Antenna tuning & the chip sets which enable these technologies. Part-II of this lecture was an introduction to receiver chain design with emphasis on base-band filter block. Wireless signal reception is often accompanied by large blockers either coming from the self-transmitters in FDD technologies or from the nearby user equipment. This talk presented an overview of the filter design process for wireless receivers and describes the common techniques used for filter architecture selection, amplifier design and cares to be taken for laying out the filter.