Plenary Talk I, 08:50-09:35 Creating the Future with Silicon in the Smart & Connected World
ES JungPresident & Chief Technology Officer, Samsung Electronics Device SolutionsSince December 2020, Dr. Jung has been serving as CTO in Samsung Electronics Device Solutions. As the previous General Manager of Samsung Foundry Business, and Head of Semiconductor R&D Center and of System LSI Manufacturing Operation Center, he has brought his technology leadership and has successfully launched pure Samsung Foundry Business.
During his tenure as GM of Samsung Foundry, Samsung Foundry has attracted many new business opportunities, and announced the world’s first EUV and embedded MRAM mass production. As Head of Samsung Semiconductor R&D Center, he has led advanced logic and specialty process technologies, including mass production of foundry industry's first 32/28nm high-k, metal gate and 14nm FinFET, world's first mass production of 10nm FinFET and Gate All-Around architecture. Moreover, Samsung's global leadership in DRAM and NAND Flash process technologies has been furthered. Since his appointment as CTO, he is leading research and development for the advanced process, equipment and material being in charge of Samsung Semiconductor R&D Center and Mechatronics R&D Center.
He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. He has been awarded Grand Award in 2020 by The Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers, and the Silver Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit by the Korean Government in 2016. He holds MS in Physics from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas at Arlington.The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the way we live and the social structure is experiencing paradigm shift, from face-to-face interactions to contactless interactions. This rapid transition is accelerating the evolution of smart & connected devices even further; which was already initiated by the 4th industrial revolution. The promising applications (automotive, AI, IoT, etc.) for smart & connected world will increase the demand of various semiconductor devices dramatically. Therefore, it is expected that the key driver of this trend will be semiconductors. However, the scaling and performance improvement of semiconductors are getting harder every year and numerous technologies are suggested to overcome these limitations.
In this speech, I will present the current status of development of semiconductors and discuss few activities that are prepared to overcome the scaling and performance limitations. Also, I would like to emphasize the importance of the ecosystem that is needed in order to strengthen collaboration and continue the semiconductor evolution.
Plenary Talk II, 09:35-10:20 Zero Trust Security for Intelligent Electronics
Charles Ching-Hsiang HsuChairman, eMemory Technology Inc. Chairman, PUFsecurity CooperationDr. Charles Hsu is the Chairman and founder of eMemory Technology Inc. He founded eMemory in 2000, aiming to provide the most innovative NVM IP technology. eMemory has achieved several technological breakthroughs and became the biggest logic-based non-volatile memory (Logic NVM) developer and provider globally. In 2019, Dr. Hsu founded PUFsecurity Cooperation, providing cost-effective and easy-to-adopt PUF-based (Physically Unclonable Function) hardware security IPs and solutions.
Prior to founding eMemory, Dr. Hsu was the Chairman of the Institute of Electronics Engineering of National Tsing-Hua University (NTHU) from 1998 to 2000. He was also a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at NTHU from 1992 to 2000. Before returning to Taiwan, Dr. Hsu was a researcher at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York State, USA, since 1987. From 2010 to 2019, Dr. Hsu also served as the Executive Board Director of the Taipei Computer Association and has been invited to serve as the Board Director of the National Applied Research Laboratories in Taiwan since 2018. Dr. Hsu received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1985 and 1987, respectively, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan, in 1981.
Dr. Hsu is renowned for his extensive research and inventions and received the Outstanding Research Award from the Taiwan National Science Council, the National Invention and Creation Gold Medal Award from the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Distinguished Alumni Award of NTHU, and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Chinese Institute of Engineers, USA.In the IoT era, many edge devices are connected through the internet to servers and clouds, providing a lot of analytics information. To improve the smartness of edge devices, artificial intelligence (AI) is often deployed to edge devices to extract valuable data and help make decisions and reactions.
While technology advanced, there are more devices connected to the cloud, creating more vulnerabilities. Security problems that were overlooked have now become critical issues. Therefore, building a secure and safe environment for intelligent devices is a MUST. PUF (Physically Unclonable Function), a reliable in-born silicon fingerprint built on each chip, can enable the chip to achieve security with Zero Trust Architecture, safeguarding the operation of connected, intelligent devices. Zero Trust security only accepts authenticated and authorized users and devices, and requires ”always verified.” We believe PUF-based security on-chip will bring hardware security to the forefront of the AIoT era and play an important role in securing devices.
Tuesday, November 9
Plenary Talk III, 09:00-09:45 From Labs to Startups: Reinventing Engineering Education
Zexiang LIProfessor, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, HKUST Chairman of Songshan Lake XbotPark Chairman of Googol Technology Chairman of DJIZexiang Li attended the South-Central University in 1978, received his BS (with honor) degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983, his MS degree in EECS in 1985, MA in mathematics and PhD in EECS in 1989, all from the University of California at Berkeley. He worked at ALCOA, the Robotics Institute of CMU and the AI Lab of MIT (89-90). He was an assistant professor at the Courant Institute of New York University (90-92). In 1992, he joined the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and is currently a professor of the department. He founded the Automation Technology Center (ATC) and Robotics Institute (RI).
In 2019, Prof. Li was selected as co-recipient of the 2019 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award for his influential “contributions to the development of civilian drones, aerial imaging technology, robotics engineering advancement, innovation and entrepreneurship.”Education serves an important role to cultivate the new generations. And the world is changing fast by advanced technologies. Pursue the leading technology and combine with the user needs, is the key to innovate.
In this speech, I would like to present the exploration of engineering education with real examples, from doing my first start-ups to the current innovation eco-system. Compared with existing traditional education system, the biggest step is to combine the engineering students with design background students together, to form a multidisciplinary environment, that may ignite sparks.
In addition, I will discuss the challenges we face and the opportunities we have in the Great Bay Area.
Plenary Talk IV, 09:45-10:30 Electronic Skins for Robotics and Wearables
Takao SomeyaDean, School of Engineering, The University of TokyoTakao Someya received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1997. Since 2009, he has been a professor of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Tokyo. From 2001 to 2002, he worked at the Nanocenter (NSEC) of Columbia University and Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, as a Visiting Scholar. His current research focus is on stretchable and flexible organic electronics for the applications to healthcare, biomedical and robotics. He conducted NEDO/JAPERA Project as Project Leader (2011-2019) and currently leading JST/ACCEL Super-bioimager Project as Research Director (2017-2022). Prof. Someya received The 16th Leo Esaki Prize and the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2019. He was appointed a global scholar of Princeton University (2009-2017), MRS board of directors (2009-2011), and National University of Singapore (NUS) GlobalFoundaries Visiting Professor (2016-2019). His current appointments are: The Technical University of Munich (TUM) Hans Fischer Senior Fellow (2017-), Director of The Japan Society of Applied Physics (2018-), Associate Editor of Science Advances, and IEEE Spectrum Editorial Advisory Board Member.
His current research interests include organic transistors, flexible electronics, plastic integrated circuits, large-area sensors, and plastic actuators.Wearable technology enables personalization of medical care. To expand its emerging applications, soft biomedical sensors have attracted much attention. Use of soft electronic materials for devices that come into contact with the skin can minimize discomfort of wearing sensors and, thanks to recent progress, intimate and conformal integration of electronics with the human skin can be created to continuously monitor health conditions for long periods. It has potential to drastically change the nature of medical examination and treatment. My talk will review recent progress in stretchable thin-film electronics for applications to robotics and wearables and address its issues and prospects.