Innovation in a New Era of More

Dr. Ted Letavic
Corporate Fellow
DCC 318
Wed, October 19, 2022 at 4:00 PM

This talk will highlight the megatrends that are driving the semiconductor industry and introduce the GlobalFoundries market driven technology development approach for the formation of a differentiated technology platform roadmap.  Key trends in segments including smart mobile devices, wired and wireless infrastructure, datacenter (compute and data transport), imaging (AR/VR), and automotive will be detailed.  Specific examples of technology innovation in areas including silicon photonics (SiPh), analog compute infrastructure (ACiM, MRAM, RRAM), sub THz 5G/6G transistors (SiGe, FDSOI), and ultra-low power high performance CMOS (FDSOI, FinFET), and quantum systems will be discussed.  The talk will close with the introduction of GFLabs,  a collaborative research entity to drive innovation in the physical sciences and design automation to 2030 and beyond.

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Dr. Ted Letavic is a Corporate Fellow / Senior Vice President at GlobalFoundries, a group leader with responsibility for system architecture and semiconductor innovation in market segments that include compute, wired and wireless infrastructure, mobility, industrial/IoT, and high speed communications. His recent research interests include silicon photonics, sub tera-Hertz semiconductor devices, analog compute-in-memory, and quantum systems. He has over 60 US patents granted, has authored over 70 reviewed scientific papers, and serves on numerous academic and industrial advisory boards. Ted has 30 years of experience in the research, development, and industrialization of semiconductor devices, processes, and products. He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.