Tuesday, October 7, 2014
13:30

Introduction

  Laurent Le Pailleur, Conference Chair and Technology Line Management Director, STMicroelectronics
Laurent Le Pailleur

Laurent Le Pailleur
Conference Chair and Technology Line Management Director
STMicroelectronics

Biography
In 1989, Laurent Le Pailleur received the degree in electrical engineering from ENSICAEN (National Engineering School) , the M.S. degree in instrumentation and automation from Caen University and the Business degree from IAE (Enterprise Administration Institute). He has been working on mixed-signal video systems and imaging digital processors with Philips Semiconductors as designer then design team manager. In 1997, he joined STMicroelectronics, Grenoble, to develop dedicated solutions for wireless and multimedia applications. He also enjoyed various positions as audio and power management product line manager, 2.5G mobile platform product manager then 3G mobile digital System-on-Chip product management director. This allowed him to develop deep understanding on RF, analog and digital technologies, architecture, cost structure and system partitioning. He built new methodologies as head of technology management (semiconductor, packaging and IPs) with ST-Ericsson. He is now director for advanced Cmos technology line with STMicroelectronics, Crolles, as well as ST Management Committee Member within the 10nm international development team, covering bulk, FD-SOi and FinFet technologies. He participated to numerous international conferences and hold multiple patents.

Session 1

Market analysis from mobile to servers and IOT

13:40
Highly Energy Efficient Nanotechnologies and Applications
  Jean-Marc Chery, Chief Operating Officer, STMicroelectronics
Highly Energy Efficient Nanotechnologies and Applications
Jean-Marc Chery

Jean-Marc Chery
Chief Operating Officer
STMicroelectronics

Abstract
After decades of steady gradual evolution, the semiconductor industry is now facing its biggest and most interesting challenge. The number of connected electronics devices is growing exponentially, starting with mobile devices and it is now accelerating with the internet of things. To sustain this exponential growth, the semiconductor industry requires a real breakthrough in energy efficiency both for the connected devices and for the communication infrastructure. At the same time, the traditional planar bulk CMOS technology is plateauing in power consumption and performance after 28nm. Therefore innovative solution for very energy efficient systems are mandatory to continue the growth the semiconductor industry enjoyed, covering ultra low power systems, energy management and harvesting. We will explore some of these solutions which have to be as well cost effective and simple to put in very large volume production.

CV of presenting author
Jean-Marc Chery is Chief Operating Officer, General Manager, Embedded Processing Solutions (EPS) at STMicroelectronics . He also holds overall responsibility for the EPS Technology R&D and Front-End Manufacturing, as well as the Packaging & Test Manufacturing for the whole Company. Chery is Vice Chairman of ST's Corporate Strategic Committee

Session 2

Technology energy efficiency means fully depleted

Chair Manfred Horstmann, Director Products & Integration, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Manfred Horstmann

Manfred Horstmann
Director Products & Integration
GLOBALFOUNDRIES

CV of presenting author
Manfred Horstmann serves as Director at GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Dresden and is since 2009 responsible for 28nm technology development and subsequent production ramp. Manfred currently leads since b/o 2014 the Product & Integration organization with focus on 28nm volume production and yield improvement for multiple customers. Prior to this role he served 18 years in various leadership positions in research and development (R&D) at AMD and GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Before 2009 Manfred Horstmann focused as engineering senior manager at AMD in Dresden on definition, development and technology transfer of high-speed CMOS transistors from 0.35um down to the 28nm technology node. Center of this work was the development of high speed CMOS transistors and innovative integration concepts using a collaborative approach with technology development partners. Manfred Horstmann received his diploma degree in physics (MSc) from Technical University Aachen in 1994. From 1994 to 1996 he continued his work as member of technical stuff of Research Center Juelich. 1996 he received the PhD degree from Technical University Aachen on sub-100nm high speed compound semiconductors, awarded with the Borcher's medal of Technical University Aachen. He holds over 130 patents and authored or co-authored over 150 technical contributions. He was elected from the board of directors from Research Center Juelich as member of the scientific advisory board for their solid states institutes as well as serves since 2010 as advisor for the Helmholtz association in Germany.

14:10
From 32/28nm partial depleted volume production to energy efficient fully depleted solutions in 28nm and beyond
  Manfred Horstmann, Director Products & Integration, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
From 32/28nm partial depleted volume production to energy efficient fully depleted solutions in 28nm and beyond
Manfred Horstmann

Manfred Horstmann
Director Products & Integration
GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Abstract
Within the semiconductor industry, pure leading edge foundries serve a special mission by delivering state-of-the-art competitive logic performance with a strong focus on system-on-chip (SoC). Therefore they have to support a broad portfolio of different technology options on each node and GLOBALFOUNDRIES is an industry leader by representing this particular business model. GLOBALFOUNDRIES has a long time experience in leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing and technology capabilities one particular on silicon on insulator (SOI) based high performance microprocessors. To achieve the "high performance per watt" figure of merit technology elements like partial depleted (PD) -SOI, strained-Si, ultra low K BEOL and HKMG is needed together with an efficient multiple core- and power-efficient design. Those technology elements were developed and optimized for multiple generations beginning from an 180nm down to the 28nm technology node which runs currently in high volume production. In particular the 28nm node should remain for a long time at the sweet spot in Foundry Industry for yield, performance and cost. This node will be the basis to add technology features like (Flash, HV, MEMS etc.) but also will enable new innovations like fully depleted devices, reducing power consumption even further. Therefore, extreme thin (ET) planer SOI devices with back bias options (BB) and their potential application in 28/20nm will be presented. Being a planar device, ET-SOI devices allow the continuation of previous nodes manufacturing and design experience. Vt-tunability and low GIDL currents are a clear advantage of ET-SOI BB devices for SoC applications, too. The presentation will conclude with an outlook on nodes beyond 20nm with 3d FINFET concepts.

CV of presenting author
Manfred Horstmann serves as Director at GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Dresden and is since 2009 responsible for 28nm technology development and subsequent production ramp. Manfred currently leads since b/o 2014 the Product & Integration organization with focus on 28nm volume production and yield improvement for multiple customers. Prior to this role he served 18 years in various leadership positions in research and development (R&D) at AMD and GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Before 2009 Manfred Horstmann focused as engineering senior manager at AMD in Dresden on definition, development and technology transfer of high-speed CMOS transistors from 0.35um down to the 28nm technology node. Center of this work was the development of high speed CMOS transistors and innovative integration concepts using a collaborative approach with technology development partners. Manfred Horstmann received his diploma degree in physics (MSc) from Technical University Aachen in 1994. From 1994 to 1996 he continued his work as member of technical stuff of Research Center Juelich. 1996 he received the PhD degree from Technical University Aachen on sub-100nm high speed compound semiconductors, awarded with the Borcher's medal of Technical University Aachen. He holds over 130 patents and authored or co-authored over 150 technical contributions. He was elected from the board of directors from Research Center Juelich as member of the scientific advisory board for their solid states institutes as well as serves since 2010 as advisor for the Helmholtz association in Germany.

14:30
Ultimate scaling of CMOS technologies
  Thomas Skotnicki, ST Company Fellow, STMicroelectronics
Ultimate scaling of CMOS technologies
Thomas Skotnicki

Thomas Skotnicki
ST Company Fellow
STMicroelectronics

Abstract
Electronics is more and more pervasive in everyday life: smartphones, connected cars, Internet of Things. All this is not only about mobile energy efficient technologies, but also about energy harvesting and storage, about power management, and also about sensors and MEMS devices. UTBB (ultra-thin body and BOX) FD-SOI (Fully Depleted Silicon On Insulator) is a planar semiconductor technology that is particularly well suited for low power applications such as Internet of Things. We will demonstrate this on the example of the 28nm UTBB SOI technology that ST is offering for LP mobile applications. We will also describe briefly the energy harvesting technologies that help to reduce power required from the supply. Convergent use of the intrinsically low power consumption offered by the UTBB SOI and of the energy harvesting, further reducing the demand on the supplied power, will be shown as the key enabler for low power applications such as Internet of Things. The paper describes the development of the FD-SOI technology, the choice of devices centering and their main characteristics, We will explain how the intrinsic device characteristics enabled by their UTBB SOI structure contribute to promoting the technology for high speed energy efficient operation, even in low voltage conditions.

CV of presenting author
Thomas SKOTNICKI is the STMicroelectronics Fellow and Director of Advanced Devices at STMicroelectronics Crolles, France, that he joint in 1999. He received his Master and EE degrees from the Warsaw University of Technology in 1979, the PhD diploma from the Institute of Electron Technology, Warsaw Poland in 1985, and in 1993 he received the HDR (Habilitated for Directing Research) diploma from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France. In 2007, he received the title of Professor from the President of Poland. The focus of his program at STMicroelectronics is on Low Power / Low Variability for 20nm and beyond CMOS, on innovative device structures, new memory concepts and cells, and on integration of new materials for CMOS. Recently he has extended the scope to include Energy Harvesting for autonomous Low Power systems and devices. He holds about 80 patents on new devices, circuits and technologies. He has presented over 50 Invited Papers and Short Course Lectures, co-edited one book, (co-) authored about 350 scientific papers (review based), and several book chapters in the field of CMOS devices and circuits. From 2001 to 2007, he served as Editor for IEEE Transactions On Electron Devices. He has been teaching at EPFL (Lausanne) and INPG (Grenoble), and has supervised and led to successful defence 25 PhD theses. He has been serving in numerous Conference Program and Executive Committees (IEDM, VLSI, ESSDERC, ECS, SNW, IWJT), Academia Advisory Boards, Governmental Expert Commissions, R&D Program Steering Committees, ITRS, and Award Committees. He is an IEEE Fellow and SEE Senior Member.

14:50
FinFet Technology
  Kathy Barla, Unit Process & Modules Department Director , IMEC
FinFet Technology
Kathy Barla

Kathy Barla
Unit Process & Modules Department Director
IMEC

Abstract
The multi-gate architecture has been demonstrated as a key enabler for further CMOS scaling thanks to its improved electrostatic and short-channel effect control. FinFets represent one the architecture of interest. It has been introduced by Intel in manufacturing at 22 nm technology and recently they provided first details of the FinFet evolution allowing 14nm technology to reach expected performance and cost. In this presentation we will present the benefits and challenges of FinFet structures for further technology scaling towards 7nm and below.

CV of presenting author
Kathy Barla is Unit Process & Modules Department Director at IMEC since October 2012. Kathy has 30 years of experience in microelectronics working for ST Microelectronics at Crolles for many years and at the International Semiconductor Development Alliance, IBM East Fishkill, to develop & transfer the 28nm technology. After a PhD in materials sciences, she started as Research Engineer at CNET, France Telecom Research Center dedicated to microelectronics. Then she moved to STMicroelectronics as Process Engineer to take in charge the development of gate dielectrics. In STMicroelectronics she was involved in many of the FEOL & BEOL process technology challenges starting with 0.5 m up to 20nm technology. She acquired an extensive experience in managing 200 & 300 mm R&D Unit Process. In her new position at IMEC, Kathy took up the responsibility in strengthening the links between unit process and modules with device & integration development. She is supporting concurrent innovation at the level of materials, unit steps and modules to shift the frontiers of technology development.

15:10 Coffee Break
Session 3

Processors

15:40
System landscape for More Moore - from technology to architecture
  Mustafa Badaroglu, Sr Program Manager, Qualcomm Technologies
System landscape for More Moore - from technology to architecture
Mustafa Badaroglu

Mustafa Badaroglu
Sr Program Manager
Qualcomm Technologies

Abstract
So far CMOS scaling enabled simultaneous system throughput scaling by concurrent delay, power, and area shrinks with thanks to Moore's law. System scaling is getting more difficult with the limitations in interconnect and bandwidth/power as well as the difficulties and cost of monolithic integration. This requires a mobile-centric approach that ensures the optimal balance of performance and power. In this talk we present the system scaling enabled by More Moore technologies and potentially leading to holistic pathfinding between architecture and technology.

CV of presenting author
Mustafa Badaroglu is senior program manager at Qualcomm, Leuven, Belgium. In this role, he has the responsibility to assess/track feasibiliy and supply chain readiness of new technologies through consortia projects and supplier collaborations in the areas of logic and memory, interconnect, lithography, optical IO, and 3D integration. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he was principle scientist at imec, Leuven, Belgium, working on targeting on More Moore technology requirements for design. Before imec he was design manager with ON Semiconductor in the automotive and power product development division, leading chip product development activities to hand over to high volume production. Dr. Badaroglu received the B.Sc. degree from Bilkent University, the M.Sc. degree from the Middle East Technical University, the Ph.D. degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), all in electrical engineering, and the M.Sc. degree in Industrial Management from KU Leuven. He is the chair of the Process Integration, Devices, and Structures (PIDS) chapter of the International Technology Roadmap of Semiconductors (ITRS).

16:00
MIPS: Multi-Threaded RISC Architecture to Enable Higher Performance in Low Power Applications
  Munir Hasan, Solutions Engineer, Imagination Technologies
MIPS: Multi-Threaded RISC Architecture to Enable Higher Performance in Low Power Applications
Munir Hasan

Munir Hasan
Solutions Engineer
Imagination Technologies

Abstract
RISC Processors have been able to achieve low power due to the simplicity of its Pipeline Stages and Decode Logic, thus making it suitable for a wide range of applications; from Embedded Controllers to Network Servers. A factor that limits a Processor's Performance is the latency when accessing data from memory. With Processors cycle times reducing faster than the memory access time, there is a critical performance bottleneck. Deeper levels of Cache are able to mitigate this bottleneck, but this comes at the cost of increasing Area. Multi-threading offers a solution; it ensures another sequence of instructions progress through the pipeline, while the current memory access is being completed. Thus, Multi-threading increases throughput performance while maintaining low power. This presentation will discuss why MIPS Architecture is ideal for Multithreading, how it has been implemented, the Performance and Power benefits and example Applications using this technology.

CV of presenting author
Munir has recently joined Imagination Technologies as a Solutions Engineer for Europe. He is primarily focused on supporting customers with integrating MIPS processors into their SoC for the next generation of applications. Prior to joining Imagination Technologies, he had been working as Design Evaluation Engineer for Analog Devices Inc in the Digital Video Products group. He has an MEng in Electrical an Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London.

16:20
Low-power multiprocessing: from embedded to servers multi-core
  Fabien Clermidy, Senior expert, CEA-LETI
Low-power multiprocessing: from embedded to servers multi-core
Fabien Clermidy

Fabien Clermidy
Senior expert
CEA-LETI

Abstract
Energy efficiency is nowadays required for all the multi-core applications, from embedded to servers. Being a natural focus in embedded systems, lessons learnt from this application field can be applied to servers or even High Performance Computing. However, constraints and objectives are different: larger power consumption, higher memory bandwidth and performance objective for servers compared to fixed reduced power budget objective for embedded systems. This comes with large-scale chips for servers while relatively small-size chips are used for embedded systems. In this talk, we will discuss solutions for power efficient multi-core embedded systems and their application to server chips. Advanced technologies such as FDSOI and 3D stacking will also been considered as ingredients useful for closing the gap between these two application fields.

CV of presenting author
Fabien Clermidy obtained his master degree in 1994, his Ph.D in Engineering Science from INPG, Grenoble in 1999 and his supervisor degree from INPG in 2011. He is currently head of the digital design laboratory at CEA-LETI. The lab main activities are targeting multi-core architectures and low-power design with some chips developed in the last few years: MAGALI, a 23-core targeting 3GPP-LTE applications; P2012 (coll. with ST), a 64-core multiprocessor for augmented reality applications; WIOMING (coll. with ST/STE), a DRAM on multi-core platform. Fabien Clermidy has published more than 70 journal and conferences papers and is author or co-author of 15 patents. He is currently associate editor for TCAS-I journal.

16:40 Coffee Break
Session 4

Energy efficient Design technics

Chair Fabien Clermidy, Senior expert, CEA-LETI
Fabien Clermidy

Fabien Clermidy
Senior expert
CEA-LETI

CV of presenting author
Fabien Clermidy obtained his master degree in 1994, his Ph.D in Engineering Science from INPG, Grenoble in 1999 and his supervisor degree from INPG in 2011. He is currently head of the digital design laboratory at CEA-LETI. The lab main activities are targeting multi-core architectures and low-power design with some chips developed in the last few years: MAGALI, a 23-core targeting 3GPP-LTE applications; P2012 (coll. with ST), a 64-core multiprocessor for augmented reality applications; WIOMING (coll. with ST/STE), a DRAM on multi-core platform. Fabien Clermidy has published more than 70 journal and conferences papers and is author or co-author of 15 patents. He is currently associate editor for TCAS-I journal.

17:10
Architectures for Energy Efficiency and power management
  David Jacquet, System architect, STMicroelectronics
Architectures for Energy Efficiency and power management
David Jacquet

David Jacquet
System architect
STMicroelectronics

Abstract
With the increasing demand of processing power to be delivered by the System On Chips, it is key to improve their energy efficiency, not only for thermal or battery life duration purposes but also for environmental considerations such as green supercomputers, wireless base stations and micro servers. After a first section dedicated to the different techniques for energy efficiency { DVFS, Body Biasing, Power domains, AVS & process sensors }, we will see how the FD-SOI technology can further enhance the efficiency of those techniques and create new opportunities like Wide DVFS and dynamic leakage management. The architecture of the key IPs to implement those techniques is detailed. The benefit of FD-SOI in multi-processing computing systems will also be illustrated showing the added value compared to bulk technology. Silicon results will demonstrate the potential of body-bias for obtaining very high speeds in very-low voltage conditions.

CV of presenting author
David Jacquet is a Senior Principal Engineer at STMicroelectronics. He joined STMicroelectronics in 1995 as a Design and Architecture team lead for the development of a 64-bit VLIW DSP. In 2003 he moved into a new role leading the SOC low power architecture for digital baseband and application processor products for mobile platforms at ST-Ericsson. He currently leads the architecture activities for energy efficient high performance CPU/GPU implementation at STMicroelectronics. David holds a degree in microelectronics engineering from ENSERG-ENSIMAG in Grenoble, France.

17:30
Enabling the IoT through ultra-low voltage operation: down to the threshold and below
  Massimo Alioto, Prof., NUS
Enabling the IoT through ultra-low voltage operation: down to the threshold and below
Massimo Alioto

Massimo Alioto
Prof.
NUS

Abstract
The demand for smaller integrated systems with significant computation-ability is driving a massive shift towards extremely compact energy-autonomous systems (e.g., wearable electronics, Internet-of-Things). Their size scaling is well-known to be limited by their energy efficiency, hence aggressive voltage downscaling is a forced choice in such applications, with voltages being pushed down to near-threshold (and sometimes even below). This talk addresses the fundamental issues entailed by the operation at near-threshold and below and related solutions. Due to the significantly different performance/energy/resiliency/leakage design tradeoff at ultra-low voltages, this talk provides a fresh view on near-threshold circuits (and below) and debunks several wrong assumptions stemming from traditional low-power common wisdom. In particular, design techniques that do (or do not) work at ultra-low voltages are discussed for logic and memory arrays. Also, near-threshold automated design flows and design hints for critical sub-systems (e.g., clock distribution) are discussed. To put things in perspective, design trends at near-threshold and below are discussed, including fine-grain voltage distribution/power gating, heterogeneity, specialization, among the others. Finally, the availability of designers with across-level expertise (e.g., circuit/architecture, architecture/software) is envisioned to be a fundamental necessity to truly enable the energy benefits promised by ultra-low voltage operation.

CV of presenting author
Massimo Alioto is Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore. Previously, he was Associate Professor at the University of Siena, Visiting Scientist at Intel Labs - CRL (2013), Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (2011-2012), University of California - Berkeley (2009-2011) and EPFL - Lausanne. He is (co)author of 200 publications on journals (70, mostly IEEE Transactions) and conference proceedings, and two books. His primary research interests include ultra-low power VLSI circuits, self-powered and wireless nodes, near-threshold circuits for green computing, error-aware and widely energy-scalable VLSI circuits, circuit techniques for emerging technologies. Prof. Alioto was the Chair of the "VLSI Systems and Applications" Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2010-2012), and Distinguished Lecturer (2009-2010). He is currently Associate Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, and served as Guest Editor of several journal special issues. He also serves or has served as Associate Editor of a number of journals (including ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on CAS - part I). He serves or has served as panelist for several funding agencies and research programs in the US and Europe. He was Technical Program Chair of the ICECS 2013, NEWCAS 2012 and ICM 2010 conferences, and Track Chair in a number of conferences (ICCD, ISCAS, ICECS, VLSI-SoC, APCCAS, ICM).

17:50
Ultralow-Voltage Design and Technology of Silicon-on-Thin-Buried-Oxide (SOTB) CMOS for Highly Energy Efficient Electronics in IoT Era
  Shiro Kamohara, Chief Engineer, Low-Power Electronics Association & Project (LEAP), Renesas Electronics Corporation
Ultralow-Voltage Design and Technology of Silicon-on-Thin-Buried-Oxide (SOTB) CMOS for Highly Energy Efficient Electronics in IoT Era
Shiro Kamohara

Shiro Kamohara
Chief Engineer
Low-Power Electronics Association & Project (LEAP), Renesas Electronics Corporation

Abstract
Ultralow-voltage (ULV) operation of CMOS circuits is effective for significantly reducing the power consumption of the circuits. Although operation at the minimum energy point (MEP) is effective, its slow operating speed has been an obstacle. The silicon-on-thin-buried-oxide (SOTB) CMOS is a strong candidate for ultralow-power (ULP) electronics because of its small variability and back-bias control. These advantages of SOTB CMOS enable power and performance optimization with adaptive Vth control at ULV and can achieve ULP operation with acceptably high speed and low leakage. In this paper, we describe our recent results on the ULV operation of the CPU, SRAM, ring oscillator, and, other logic circuits. Our 32-bit RISC CPU chip, named "Perpetuum Mobile," has a record low energy consumption of 13.4 pJ when operating at 0.35 V and 14 MHz. Perpetuum-Mobile micro-controllers are expected to be a core building block in a huge number of electronic devices in the internet-of-things (IoT) era.

CV of presenting author
Shiro Kamohara received the B. S. degree in physics from Keio University in 1986, M. E. degree from University of Tokyo Institute Technology in nuclear engineering in 1988 and Ph.D. from Tokyo metropolitan University in electrical and electronic engineering in 2008. He joined the Central Research Laboratory of Hitachi Ltd. in 1988. Since 1995, he was the member of Semiconductor & Integrated Circuit Div. of Hitachi Ltd. He is a member of Renesas Technology Corp since 2003 and Renesas Electronics Corp since 2010. He concurrently served as Semiconductor Leading Edge Technologies, Inc (Selete) since 2006. Now he has doubled as Low-power Electronics Association & Project(LEAP). He was the visiting industrial fellow of the University of California at Berkeley in 1996.

18:10
Material Solutions to address the Wireless Low Power Demands
  Carlos Mazure, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President , Soitec
Material Solutions to address the Wireless Low Power Demands
Carlos Mazure

Carlos Mazure
Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President
Soitec

Abstract
Engineered substrates are well established for the manufacturing of numerous devices which are essential for mobile chipsets and wireless applications. Silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) is being used for the fabrication of high performance RF devices. SOI-on-high resistive substrates (SOI-HR) is the preferred solution for the manufacturing of RF Front End Module (FEM) devices and has become the de facto standard for switches and antenna tuners. Movement sensors are made using SOI substrates. Fabrication of backside illuminated imagers (BIS) includes thin film transfer onto a new substrate of the originally processed layer. The recent big innovation is the introduction of fully depleted (FD) CMOS technologies to make possible low power, low VDD IC operation without significant performance loss. FD devices can be vertical, (FinFETs, 3D MOSFET), or planar (FD-SOI). Their key characteristic is that the silicon channel is undoped. FD-SOI is an evolutionary innovation because it has the advantage of being a planar transistor structure that extends the applicability of bulk design flows with existing design and EDA tools. It is a non-disruptive MOSFET architecture change for SOC design and processing. FD-SOI requires ultra-thin Si (<20nm) over an ultra-thin buried oxide (BOX<25nm) for improved electrostatics. FDSOI is particularly optimized for mobile CMOS technologies. In this review, the contributions and benefits of the different substrates solutions will be discussed focusing on the devices used in the mobile space.

CV of presenting author
Dr. Mazure joined Soitec in 2001. He is the Head of Corporate R&D, responsible for the management of Academia and Industry R&D collaborations. He helps define company strategy; analyze technology trends; anticipate new applications and products; identify incubator and spin-off opportunities. Prior to joining Soitec, Dr. Mazure worked for Infineon Technologies in Munich, Germany, where he headed the ferroelectric FeRAM development program. Later, as Director of Business Development at Infineon he initiated the Infineon-Toshiba FeRAM Development Alliance. Before moving to Germany, he worked for the IBM/Infineon DRAM Development Alliance in East Fishkill, New York; and for Motorola in Austin, Texas. During his years at Motorola Semiconductor, in APRDL, he worked on SOI, BiCMOS high performance SRAM. He has extensive expertise in materials, unit processess, CMOS integration, MOSFET and Memories. Dr. Mazure holds two doctorates in sciences, one from the University of Grenoble, France, and the other from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 technical papers and holds more than 100 US patents and significantly more worldwide. He is a member of several international technology and advisory committees, IEEE Fellow member and a regular invited speaker at international conferences and workshops.

18:30 Networking Reception
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Session 5

Market analysis from mobile to servers and IOT

Chair Laurent Le Pailleur, Conference Chair and Technology Line Management Director, STMicroelectronics
Laurent Le Pailleur

Laurent Le Pailleur
Conference Chair and Technology Line Management Director
STMicroelectronics

Biography
In 1989, Laurent Le Pailleur received the degree in electrical engineering from ENSICAEN (National Engineering School) , the M.S. degree in instrumentation and automation from Caen University and the Business degree from IAE (Enterprise Administration Institute). He has been working on mixed-signal video systems and imaging digital processors with Philips Semiconductors as designer then design team manager. In 1997, he joined STMicroelectronics, Grenoble, to develop dedicated solutions for wireless and multimedia applications. He also enjoyed various positions as audio and power management product line manager, 2.5G mobile platform product manager then 3G mobile digital System-on-Chip product management director. This allowed him to develop deep understanding on RF, analog and digital technologies, architecture, cost structure and system partitioning. He built new methodologies as head of technology management (semiconductor, packaging and IPs) with ST-Ericsson. He is now director for advanced Cmos technology line with STMicroelectronics, Crolles, as well as ST Management Committee Member within the 10nm international development team, covering bulk, FD-SOi and FinFet technologies. He participated to numerous international conferences and hold multiple patents.

09:00
FD SOI and Internet of Things
  Handel Jones, CEO, IBS, Inc.
FD SOI and Internet of Things
Handel Jones

Handel Jones
CEO
IBS, Inc.

Abstract
The high cost of migrating to 16/14nm and 10nm FinFETs is resulting in other options being evaluated by companies that want low power and low cost for high volume applications, including the emerging Internet of Things. The benefits of FD SOI, for supporting Internet of Things, will be applicable to medical, consumer, multimedia, industrial, and other applications. Scalability of FD SOI will allow the technology to be used for Internet of Things and other applications for the next 10 to 20 years.

CV of presenting author
Handel Jones is the founder, owner, and CEO of International Business Strategies, Inc. (Los Gatos, CA), which has been in business for more than 25 years. Prior to IBS, Handel Jones was Vice President at Rockwell International, where he managed 1,500+ engineers in avionics, communications, and semiconductors. Handel Jones was also in charge of international sales and marketing as well as business strategies for some of the business units. As CEO of IBS, Handel Jones provides strategic support for major global corporations in multiple industry segments. The clientele base includes Intel, IBM, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Apple, Cisco, Siemens, Motorola, Fujitsu, NEC, Hitachi, Renesas, TSMC, STMicroelectronics, TI, and others. IBS has customers in the U.S., China, Europe, South Korea, Japan, India, and other countries. IBS has also provided support to the French Government on Nano 2017 (their advanced technology initiatives). IBS also interfaces and supports financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Carlyle, Blackstone, CitiGroup, Credit Suisse, Exane BNP Paribas, Warburg Pincus, Walden, KKR, Morgan Stanley, Bain Capital, Bank of America, TPG, and others. A major part of the activities of IBS is involved with strategies for successful global business participation. This requires deep understanding of markets, competition, technologies, and the strengths and weaknesses of the management teams. The IBS analysis approaches can be applied to corporations, industries, as well as countries. There is also the need to understand future trends as well as the potential impact of destructive factors. IBS has strong expertise in China and published its first book called Chinamerica, which provides a detailed comparison between the industrial base and political policies of the U.S. and China (McGraw-Hill, 2010) as well as a second book called China Global Revolution: How China Can Become No. 1 (2014). Articles have been contributed to the China Daily, Global Times, and Forbes. The growth and opportunities in China is of special interest to IBS, and specifically to Handel Jones.

Session 6

Energy efficient EDA Tools

Chair Carlos Mazure, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President, Soitec
Carlos Mazure

Carlos Mazure
Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President
Soitec

CV of presenting author
Dr. Mazure joined Soitec in 2001. He is the Head of Corporate R&D, responsible for the management of Academia and Industry R&D collaborations. He helps define company strategy; analyze technology trends; anticipate new applications and products; identify incubator and spin-off opportunities. Prior to joining Soitec, Dr. Mazure worked for Infineon Technologies in Munich, Germany, where he headed the ferroelectric FeRAM development program. Later, as Director of Business Development at Infineon he initiated the Infineon-Toshiba FeRAM Development Alliance. Before moving to Germany, he worked for the IBM/Infineon DRAM Development Alliance in East Fishkill, New York; and for Motorola in Austin, Texas. During his years at Motorola Semiconductor, in APRDL, he worked on SOI, BiCMOS high performance SRAM. He has extensive expertise in materials, unit processess, CMOS integration, MOSFET and Memories. Dr. Mazure holds two doctorates in sciences, one from the University of Grenoble, France, and the other from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 technical papers and holds more than 100 US patents and significantly more worldwide. He is a member of several international technology and advisory committees, IEEE Fellow member and a regular invited speaker at international conferences and workshops.

09:30
Using Configurable Processor Technology to achieve power efficient architectures
  Marcus Binning, Senior AE Manager, Cadence Design Systems Inc
Using Configurable Processor Technology to achieve power efficient architectures
Marcus Binning

Marcus Binning
Senior AE Manager
Cadence Design Systems Inc

Abstract
This discussion will centre around how "configurable and extensible" processor technology can be leveraged to create highly power efficient processor cores for such diverse domains as "always-on" functionality (including voice triggering and sensor fusion applications) and highly efficient complex Image and video processing. We will explore some of the fundamentals of the Cadence® Tensilica® Xtensa® technology, and use some examples from the above domains to illustrate how the Xtensa architecture can be used to create these apparently diverse, but highly efficient, solutions and their associated software tools. Finally we will explore how these architectures can be seamlessly integrated into state-of-the-art implementation flows in a very short time, targeting high efficiency implementations whether the emphasis is on lowest power or highest performance.

CV of presenting author
Bio - Marcus Binning Having spent his early career in digital and embedded software design, Marcus Binning spent eight years deploying and supporting complex EDA tools (Zycad HW accelerators and emulation tools, and formal verification tools from Chrysalis Symbolic Design) into a variety of European customers. Since 2000 he has headed up the application engineering effort in Europe for the Tensilica® Xtensa® configurable processor technology (now owned by Cadence Design Systems, Inc.). As an acknowledged expert in the ASIP (Application Specific Instruction set Processor) field, he has been involved with (and directly contributed to) a number of successful, complex customer designs in companies both small and multi-national. He holds a Bsc. (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bristol, and currently works in the UK office of Cadence Design Systems.

09:50
Optimize Power Consumption and Delivery from RTL to GDS
  Jerome Toublanc, Business Development Manager, ANSYS
Optimize Power Consumption and Delivery from RTL to GDS
Jerome Toublanc

Jerome Toublanc
Business Development Manager
ANSYS

Abstract
Energy efficiency could have different meaning depending of final applications or technologies. Most of the time, it could be translated into 3 main challenges for the project: minimize the power consumption in "standby" operational mode, boost the performance/power ratio in "functional" mode and certify the power delivery integrity. To optimize overall power efficiency, each of these items needs to be addressed during the design cycle. Such a methodology involves many power consumption analyses and budgeting, for multiple operational modes and early enough to eliminate wasted power and anticipate physical implementation requirements. Complementary, with advanced process and reduced power supplies, the accuracy of the Chip-Package power delivery network co-analysis is critical. ANSYS's innovative technologies connect PowerArtist, an RTL power analysis and optimization solution, and RedHawk, a SoC power integrity and sign-off solution, to enable a comprehensive power-efficient methodology - from early in the design process to silicon sign-off. The presentation provides an overview of early RTL power prediction and analysis-driven power reduction associated with accurate power Integrity and Reliability analysis from virtual prototype to tape-out stages.

CV of presenting author
Jerome is a business development manager in Europe and is driving ANSYS-Apache's Power and Noise solutions for full System Integrity. Prior experiences focused on different SoC implementation tools such as Place & Route or Power Analysis and also include analog/digital full-custom circuit design. He received his Engineer Degree in Microelectronics from ESIEE-Paris (France) in 2000.

10:10
Explore, track and validate power and thermal targets from architecture specifications to validation
  Ghislain Kaiser, CEO, Docea Power
Explore, track and validate power and thermal targets from architecture specifications to validation
Ghislain Kaiser

Ghislain Kaiser
CEO
Docea Power

Abstract
Power aware design is more pervasive than ever. In the mobility segment, smart phones, tablets and notebook designs are differentiated by battery life, performance/functionality/features all within a challenging mechanical/thermodynamic form factor. Most designs are thermally limited for reliability/ergonomic and even safety reasons like in automotive. To design modern systems it is imperative to model and simulate the power and thermal behavior across a variety of usage scenarios. Design flows have been traditionally built to cover development and validation of functional requirements. Specifically at the architecture level where most of the power can be saved the industry is still in a handcrafted era dominated by more and more complex spreadsheets which are error prone to estimate power consumption while exploration capabilities are very limited. Docea Power provides innovative software solutions to model, simulate and explore various performance, power and thermal trade-offs of SoC and platform architectures. The presentation will highlight how the power and thermal architects now have the capability to forecast power/thermals earlier in the design phase, explore "what ifs" at system level and validate power/thermal management policies for more optimal hardware and software design over the spectrum of use.

CV of presenting author
Ghislain is the Chairman, President and CEO of Docea Power. He has over 15 years of experience in the electronics industry, where he specialized in power management. Prior to founding Docea Power, Ghislain worked for STMicroelectronics as senior power architect for mobile applications and before that as project leader for set-top box chip development and industrialization. Ghislain holds a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Supelec (Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, France), completed with a business management in innovation program from HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Paris, France). He is also an alumni of the business management department of CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers).

10:30 Coffee Break
Session 7

Application

Chair Rémi Barbarin, Account Chief Technologist, Hewlett Packard
Rémi Barbarin

Rémi Barbarin
Account Chief Technologist
Hewlett Packard

CV of presenting author
Rémi Barbarin is HP Chief Technologist at Hewlett Packard where he specializes in providing end-to-end IT solutions for the Aerospace and Defense industry where energy efficiency is crucial both for Datacenters and High Performance Computing solutions. In this capacity, he is called to provide strategy recommendations, innovation workshops, technology briefings, and best practice sharing sessions as well as engage leading experts from all HP organizations worldwide. Remi's role also encompasses the supervision of the architects and of solution work done for the Aerospace Industry in EMEA. His responsibilities include as well technology strategy, continuous improvement, marketing and communication. Holding both a MBA and an engineering degree, Remi has an extensive background both in R&D and IT. In HP since 2000, he held various leadership roles in Enterprise Services, Product Manufacturing and Corporate IT. Remi is 40 years old, lives near Grenoble in the French Alps with his wife and two daughters. During his time off, he enjoys practicing martial arts.

11:10
Power Dissipation in the Design of Consumer Products and Drones
  Yannick Levy, VP Corp. Business Development, Parrot
Power Dissipation in the Design of Consumer Products and Drones
Yannick Levy

Yannick Levy
VP Corp. Business Development
Parrot

Abstract
New Consumer and Robotics Devices require intense image and signal processing. Processors with 64-bits CPU and multi-core GPUs consume several Watts that need to dissipate in consumer products. New Semiconductor nodes (20, 14nm...) lead to even higher power consumption especially on the leakage side, while the need for more Embedded computation also increases. Fans, large heat sinks can no longer be the solution. Parrot, as a chip designer and user of these chips into its own products is facing new challenges that need to be taken into account for designing new consumer products. Drones are 3D mobile robots that will ultimately fly autonomously for a number of missions (mapping, agriculture, surveillance, even delivery) and will need to carry heavy processing power in very light vehicles.

CV of presenting author
Yannick Lévy is the VP of Corporate Business Development of Parrot. Yannick is responsible for investments into subsidiaries of Parrot group as well as start-ups collaborating with Parrot. He manages the business development of these companies. Previously, Yannick headed the Digital Tuner Business Unit of Parrot, renamed from DiBcom that he founded in 2000 as the CEO, and sold to Parrot in 2011. DiBcom has developed the World leading chipsets for Digital TV and Radio reception in Cars and other mobile devices, its chips are used by car makers like BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Nissan, Hyundai. Prior to DiBcom, Yannick graduated from Supélec in 1991 and obtained his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering in 1994 from the University of Notre Dame, U.S.A. He held several positions in R&D, Sales and Management at Sagem, SES Astra and Atmel prior to founding DiBcom.

11:30
Using SoCs to build datacenter servers
  Gallig Renaud, Technology Consultant, HP
Using SoCs to build datacenter servers
Gallig Renaud

Gallig Renaud
Technology Consultant
HP

Abstract
Rather than using virtualization and other technics to efficiently use the power of traditional servers, we'll see how Moonshot is offering a different approach for the design of servers that fit perfectly identified workloads. By using technologies coming from the mobile industry such as SoC, specific processors and accelerators, Moonshot proposes servers tailored for specific range of applications that deliver a better performance/energy ratio. After reviewing the architecture of one of these software-defined servers, we will walk through a real customer use case to analyze the steps needed to get a perfect fit between hardware and software that allows an improvement in energy efficiency.

CV of presenting author
Gallig is working as a technology consultant part of the EMEA Discovery Lab. After spending 13 years at HP in the enterprise server group with various roles and responsibilities, his current job it to engage with customers and partners to identify applications that could leverage the software-defined approach from HP. Gallig is also part of an internal organization which is working closely with the engineering teams and that is reviewing upcoming HP server products.

11:50
Business Growth with Energy Efficient Networks
  Rodolfo Di Muro, Product Marketing Program Manager , Ericsson
Business Growth with Energy Efficient Networks
Rodolfo Di Muro

Rodolfo Di Muro
Product Marketing Program Manager
Ericsson

Abstract
The seminar highlights the importance of energy efficiency for Mobile operators, focus on delivering better-performing network with good control of the total cost of ownership. Use case of real deployment with lower power consumption will be shared.

CV of presenting author
Rodolfo Di Muro has over 19 years of experience in Transmission and Telecommunication with know-how in packet and optical networks, radio network, value propositions, and business cases. Experienced and competent in operator business cases, working as Product Marketing Program Manager in Business Unit Networks in Ericsson, Stockholm (Sweden) since 2012. Responsible as product marketing to highlight product benefits and product positioning for all transmission products, working in Coventry (UK) and Genoa (Italy) since 2007. Product strategist with product road map responsibility since 2001 (in Marconi, Coventry, UK). Technology strategy with coordinating University Research projects across Europe, also from 2001. From idea to realization, Rodolfo has followed all the Implementation steps as design, software optimization, and in building prototype in optical amplifier (E-band) in the Nortel, Advanced Research Group in Harlow (UK) in 1997, and working as system network design for Nortel Transmission group (2000). Key professional achievements: Electronic degree (1992, Bologna University), PhD (Parma University 1995), MBA (Warwick University, 2008), IPR technical consultant, IEEE technical reviewer, filed 18 patents (IPRs), published 54 technical papers, Chairman for IET in Coventry and Warwick branch (2001).

12:10
Ultra Low Power wireless sensors in Buildings
  Gilles Chabanis, Pervasive Sensing Manager, Schneider Electric
Ultra Low Power wireless sensors in Buildings
Gilles Chabanis

Gilles Chabanis
Pervasive Sensing Manager
Schneider Electric

Abstract
The talk will content the description of main characteristics of our developed ultra low power wireless sensors platform in the context of SE applications with a particular focus in Buildings. The architecture and power consumption of the wireless sensors per function will be presented with impact on autonomy depending on storage solution and type of sensors within the range of ambient buildings sensors. The optimized ZigBee Green Power (ZGP) sensors platform allows to measure a range of sensors like temperature, humidity, light, door/window contact, motion/presence sensor (PIR), CO2 with an average power consumption varying from 1 µA to 20µA depending on sensor types and measurement frequency. The optimized ZGP implemented protocol requires only 110 µJ to send a frame providing the flexibility to adjust the transmission frequency from few sec to few minutes depending on application requirements and still operated without wire for power supply. A unique disruptive ultra low power CO2 sensor co-developed in Partnership with Gas Sensing Solution will be described showing typical sensor technology challenges to overcome in order to be compatible with wireless solution. The remaining and overcame challenges of the platform will be also discussed targeting the diversity of sensors power consumption constraint, the weaknesses of today storage technologies and trends we foresee.

CV of presenting author
Gilles received his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1997 from the University of Montpellier before working as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Chemistry Department of University College London on a European Research project aiming at developing semiconducting oxide gas sensors. He gained many years of experience on sensors development as innovation project leader for the development of Aircraft Fire Detection systems at Siemens. Thereafter, he worked as product manager for Aerospace fire detection for Siemens before joining Schneider Electric Innovation Department in 2007 as project leader of the homes sensors project dedicated to the development of self-powered wireless multisensors for Buildings in the frame of the Homes Programme. Gilles is currently Pervasive Sensing manager in Schneider Electric Technology Strategy Department in Grenoble, France.

12:30
Use of Highly Energy Efficient Nanotechnologies in Active Implantable Medical Devices
  Renzo Dal Molin, Director of Scientific and Technical Coordination, SORIN CRM
Use of Highly Energy Efficient Nanotechnologies in Active Implantable Medical Devices
Renzo Dal Molin

Renzo Dal Molin
Director of Scientific and Technical Coordination
SORIN CRM

Abstract
More than 1 000 000 pacemakers and more than 200 000 defibrillators are implanted in the world each year. More than 200 000 Infusion pumps for diabetes and pain are implanted per year. Neurodevices for pain management, epilepsy, Parkinson and many others are growing rapidly currently more than 150 000 are implanted each year. In 2010, 219 000 people worldwide had cochlear devices implanted. In the U.S alone some 900 000 people are believed to be deaf or near deaf. In India, there are an estimated 1 million profoundly deaf children; only about 5,000 have cochlear implants. All these devices are battery operated rechargeable or non rechargeable. The most critical are the non-rechargeable one, which should operate at least 10 years to avoid multiple surgeries. To increase the longevity of these devices minimal power consumption circuits have to be designed. In the presentation we will discuss the designs and technologies used for such devices.

CV of presenting author
Renzo Dal Molin is the Director of Scientific and Technical Coordination for SORIN CRM (Cardiac Rhythm Management), which is a business unit of SORIN GROUP. He is responsible for research mainly conducted in European projects. His scope is to bring innovation in pacemakers, implantable sensors and defibrillators, active implantable medical devices communication and home monitoring systems. He is Vice Chairman of EPoSS,(European Technology Platform on Smart Systems) Chairman of Working Groups Smart Systems for Healthy Living and Applied Micro-­Nano-­Bio Systems. He is very active in telecommunication standardization as he was involved in ECC reports 149 and 150 published by the European Communications Office and rapporteur of ETSI standards EN 301 559 and EN 301 489-­35. He is Project Coordinator or SORIN CRM responsible for European or national projects. He has a 34 years experience in bioelectronics, ASIC design, Microelectronics Packaging, Interconnect and Assembly. He obtained his master in Electronics and Biomedical Engineering in 1979 from ESSTIN and University of Nancy France. He then occupied in SORIN CRM different positions like hardware & software project engineer, pacemaker & defibrillator project manager, MEMS analog&digital integrated circuits design manager. He holds more than 20 US and European patents.

12:50 Closing Remarks
13:00 LUNCH