Electronic Design

IEDM Goes For The Gold

The IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), the premier conference covering the design and fabrication of next-generation electron devices, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Slated for December 13-15 at the San Francisco Hilton, over 230 presentations will cover a diverse range of technologies, from nanocomputing at the molecular level to microwave power devices.

Short courses will provide insights into the challenges of implementing 45-nm CMOS structures and devices for next-generation consumer circuits and systems. Evening panels will explore issues such as "What Will End CMOS Scaling—Money or Physics?" and "Nanoelectronics—Now or Never?"

The opening plenary session on December 13 plans to look back at the last few decades of technology chronicled by IEDM and provide several forward-looking presentations examining new challenges brought on by advancing technology. A special keynote luncheon presentation by Nobel Laureate Richard Smalley of Rice University will discuss "Our Energy Challenge," examining the formidable task of supplying sufficient, sustainable, clean power to all of the world's people.

For details, go to www.his.com/~iedm/.
Or, e-mail [email protected] or call (301) 527-0900, ext. 103.

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