New Trends in Nanoelectronics: FinFET, FDSOI, III-V, MRAMS, PC Memories, NEMS and Other Emerging Devices

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Objectifs du cours

The course aims to give the attendants a general knowledge about state-of-the-art emerging nanoelectronics including technology, logic and memory device architectures and benchmarking for circuit and system applications. Particularly the new trends in Beyond CMOS and More-Than-Moore domains are detailed with concrete examples and discussions.

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The course intends to addresses a wide range of R&D staff, PhD candidates and/or engineers from institutes or universities, marketing and business development managers of companies active or interested in emerging nano-electronics.



Adrian M. Ionescu is a Full Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He received the B.S./M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania and the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, in 1989 and 1997, respectively. He held staff and/or visiting positions at LETI-Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique, Grenoble, CNRS, Grenoble, and Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1998 and 1999. He was a visiting professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 2012.

He is the founder and director of the Nanoelectronic Devices Laboratory (Nanolab) of EPFL. The research of Nanolab focused on various research topics in the field of beyond CMOS and More-Than Moore devices and technologies. His group activities are centered on silicon micro/nano-electronics with special emphasis on the technology, design and modeling of new low power device concepts; steep slope transistors (tunnel FETs and ferroelectric FETs with negative capacitance), MEMS and NEMS devices with main emphasis on low power resonator concepts (vibrating body transistors), new materials (carbon nanotubes and graphene) to achieve novel analog and radio frequency functions and low power sensing (FinFET and stacked SiNW biosensors, CNT gas sensor arrays.

Prof. Ionescu has published more than 300 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. He is cited on the Essential Science Indicators of Web of Science in the top world wide 5’000 Engineering leading scientists, with contributed hot papers.

He is the recipient of the 2013 IBM Faculty Award and of the André Blondel Medal 2009 for contributions to the progress in engineering sciences in the domain of electronics as cited by Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (SEE, Paris), France. He and his PhD students won many Best Paper Awards at international conferences.

He served on the International Electron Devices Meeting and ESSDERC/ESSCIRC technical committees and he was the Technical Program Committee Chair/Co-Chair of the European Solid-State Device Research Conference in 2006 and 2013. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on Nanoelectronics (CATRENE) and the academic representative of Switzerland to the European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council (ENIAC). He is an elected Member of International Planning Working Group for Nanoelectronics from 2007 and he is the European Chair of the Emerging Research Devices of ITRS from 2010.

Prof. Ionescu has been the initiator and coordinator of FET Flagship Guardian Angels for a Smarter Life, an advanced research program that was selected by the European Commission among the top four leading candidates. The Guardian Angels Consortium included 66 partners from top ranked European universities, large research institutes and leading industries.

Dr Thomas Skotnicki is the STMicroelectronics Fellow and Director of Advanced Devices at STMicroelectronics Crolles, France, that he joined in 1999. Before, from 1985 till 1999, he was with France Telecom R&D (CNET-Centre National d’Etudes des Telecommunications). He holds about 60 patents on new devices, circuits and technologies, has presented over 50 Invited Papers and Short Course Lectures, co-edited one book, (co-) authored about 300 scientific papers (review based), and several book chapters in the field of CMOS devices and circuits. He has been teaching at EPFL (Lausanne) and INPG (Grenoble) and has supervised and led to successful defence more than 20 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, and ITRS. He is an IEEE Fellow and SEE Senior Member.

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1 Day


CHF 690.00

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Crédits ECTS


Adrian Ionescu

Thomas Skotnicki