IVS-IPSTA 2020 - Intel Session

IVS-IPSTA 2020 - Intel Session

 IVS-IPSTA 2020 - 38th Annual Conference - ONLINE
December 13, 2020

Intel Tutorial Lecture
Anatoly Agulyansky (Intel)

Zoom link for the Intel Session

 12:20-13:20   Anatoly Agulyansky (Intel)
                          Keynote Speaker
                          Followed by a discussion with Yuli Chakk (Intel)


A bird's view on problem-solving in microchip manufacturing
Anatoly Agulyansky
Intel, Israel

Computer manufacturing began in 1943. Already in 1949, it was predicted and published by IBM that “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons". This optimistic statement appeared because semiconductor transistors had already been invented and began aggressively replacing huge vacuum electronic tubes in all devices, including computers. Computers became smaller because a transistor is much smaller than a vacuum tube. Nevertheless, nobody could imagine that Integrated Circuit (IC) would be invented in about ten years, and high volume microchip manufacturing would begin its fast development. IC technology allowed the accumulation of millions, and even billions, of transistors on a small silicon piece. Continuing transistor shrink results in speed and performance increase of the device. Moore’s law requests doubling the number of transistors in the device every 24 months. This evolutionary law drives the development of microelectronics, material science, processes, etc. The challenges arising on the way of the technology development requests creative thinking and the application of problem-solving tools. We will discuss how Moore’s law resulted in new engineering challenges and impacted the problem-solving process.

Followed by a discussion with Yuli Chakk (Intel)