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Thursday, April 15, 4:00-5:00 pm, on Zoom
Prof. Bertrand Cambou (NAU)
- Professor, Nanotechnology and Cybersecurity
- Invention Ambassador of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The nanoscale CMOS: from microelectronics to nanoelectronicsConnect to the colloquium via Zoom
Meeting ID: 845 9264 0799
Abstract: One of the driving forces of the microelectronic industry has been its ability to successfully shrink the size of the active components from the micrometer level to the 5 nm level. This has allowed to double the density of components per mm2 every two years and increase performance.
Going forward it seems that this breathtaking pace will continue for another 15 to 20 years, however the investments needed are so commensurable that only three corporations worldwide were able to stay in the game. It is interesting to notice that two out of these three leaders are now massively investing in Arizona, making our state “the” hot spot worldwide.
This talk is a device physicist’s view of this journey, focusing on the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor), the most important component for microelectronics. Eventually the size of the active components will come too close to the size of elementary atoms, the laws of quantum physics will be predominant, opening up the era of quantum computing.
Bio: Dr. Bertrand Cambou is a Professor at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in nanoelectronics and cybersecurity. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) of a $6,000,000 program funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to use nanotechnologies for cybersecurity, and quantum cryptography. With 100 granted and pending patents, he is an Invention Ambassador of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He worked as a senior executive and a technologist in the cybersecurity industry at Gemplus and Ingenico, and in microelectronics at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Motorola, Silicon Storage Technology (SST), and Crocus Technology. At Motorola he was a distinguished innovator, and a scientific advisor of the corporation’s Board of Directors. He was nominated by IBM and Motorola as the Director of the Somerset Power PC microprocessor design center, in support of Apple Computer. He holds a Doctorate degree in Electronics and Material Science from Paris-Saclay University, an Electrical Engineering degree from Supelec-Paris, and a Master degree in Physics from Toulouse-III University.Sponsored by:
- Center for Materials Interfaces in Research and Applications (¡MIRA!)
- Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure Southwest (NCI-SW) and Arizona State University (ASU)