Joint Colloquium Distinguished Lecture Series

Green Transistor for Low-Power ICs

photo of Chenming Hu Wednesday, November 28, 2007
306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium)
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Chenming Hu
EECS Department, UC Berkeley


IC power consumption not only limits the future integration density due to thermal management issues, it impacts the demand for electricity generation. The recent rise of power consumption can be attributed to a slowing down of MOSFET voltage scaling. A new transistor that operates at a lower voltage and offers a path for future voltage scaling is needed. Tunneling tansistor may be the solution.


Prof. Chenming Hu is the TSMC Distinguished Professor of Microelectronics. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of IEEE. He received the 1997 IEEE Jack Morton Award for contributions to transistor reliability physics, the 2000 DARPA Outstanding Accomplishment Award for co-developing FinFET, and the 2002 IEEE Solid State Circuits Award for research on BSIM . the first industry-standard transistor model for IC simulation and design. From 2001 to 2004 he was the Chief technology Officer of TSMC.

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