Issue No. 03 - May/June (2010 vol. 27)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MDT.2010.64
Rohit Kapur , Synopsys
China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC 2010)
CSTIC, held from 17–18 March in Shanghai and in conjunction with SEMICON China, is the largest annual technical conference for semiconductor manufacturing industry in China, featuring nine symposia that cover devices, design, lithography, integration, materials, processes, and manufacturing as well as packaging and testing. CSTIC 2010 was co-organized by SEMI, ECS, and the China High-Tech Expert Committee with more than 20 sponsors, including IEEE. Despite the global economic recession, CSTIC 2010 had an increase of more than 10% over the 2009 event in both paper submissions and conference attendees.
CSTIC opened with a plenary session that featured three keynote speeches: "Racetrack Memory: A Current Controlled Domain-wall Shift Register," by Stuart Parkin (IBM Fellow); "Complementary Patterning: Viability and Gaps," by Yan Borodovsky (Intel Senior Fellow); and "Beyond Si CMOS Technologies Based on High-Mobility Channel Materials," by T.P. Ma (director, Yale Center for Microelectronics, Yale University). For a full report, visit http://www.computer.org/dt/conf_reports.
—Peilin Song, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
DELTA 2010-IEEE Symposium on Electronic Design, Test and Applications
The 5th IEEE DELTA Symposium took place on 13–15 January 2010 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The DELTA 2010 conference papers were of high quality and sessions were well attended. Yervant Zorian presented a keynote speech on emerging nanometer technology trends and their implications on test and yield. Chandran Nair, managing director of National Instruments—South East Asia, presented a keynote speech on the parallel shift in design, control, and test. Companies such as Test Systems Strategies Inc. (TSSI; http://www.tessi.com/), Global CyberSoft (http://www.globalcybersoft.com/), and VSource (http://www.vsource-ic.com/), all active in Vietnam had booths during the three days of DELTA. Vietnam is considered to be the next Asian country where a technological boom is expected in the coming years. Intel has already built a large facility near Ho Chi Minh City for assembly and test, and other companies are planning short-term development in the country. For a full report, visit http://www.computer.org/dt/conf_reports.
—Adam Osseiran and Serge Demidenko, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia