EECS500 Spring 2012 Seminar

Yatin Trivedi
Navigating Through Rearview Mirror
White Bldg., Room 411
11:30am - 12:30pm
February 21, 2012

Semiconductor industry can be thought of as 50 years old, Moore's Law is nearly 40 years old and a new process/technology node comes up every 3 to 5 years. With that much history behind us, what crystal ball gazing can we do to prepare us for the future? Let's talk about technology challenges faced during the last 5 semiconductor nodes - from materials and process equipment to design methodologies and tools to understanding the system level design. Of course, history is only a teacher to guide us in our future endeavors. So what challenges can we anticipate and how do we prepare to overcome? Somewhere in here is the important topic of Standards and standardization activities' intersection with economics, technology, and politics - my favorite topic!


Yatin Trivedi is a Case Alumni (Computer Engineering, G84). He has worked in the semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley at AMD and Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) before a decade long career as a consultant in design and verification methodologies. In 2002 he joined Magma Design Automation to bring several EDA products to market. For past three years Yatin has been working as Director of Standards at Synopsys. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Accellera, IEEE-SA Standards Board, IEEE-ISTO and IEEE Education Activities Board.