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IEEE Spectrum Emerging Chips & Markets

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Ballroom B

What will be the technologies driving the next great waves of innovation in semiconductors? Learn about them at this exclusive collaboration between IEEE Spectrum and DesignCon, “Emerging Chips & Markets.” At this daylong education track, you’ll hear from the founders, executives, and researchers at the forefront of translating today’s breakthroughs into tomorrow’s major industries. You’ll gain insights available nowhere else and get firsthand briefings about the key challenges in artificial-intelligence accelerators, wide-bandgap semiconductors, micro-LEDs, quantum computing, and more.

The following IEEE Spectrum Emerging Chips & Markets sessions are open to all DesignCon conference and expo pass holders.

Sessions include:

  • New Directions in Memory Technology
    Speakers: Tom Coughlin, President of Coughlin Associates; Debendra Das Sharma, Senior Fellow and Co-general Manager of Memory and I/O Technologies at Intel; and David McIntyre, Director Product Planning and Business Enablement, Device Solutions America at Samsung Semiconductor 
  • Hardware Approaches to Qubits
    Speakers: Marina Radulaski, Assistant Professor at University of California, Davis; David W. Abraham, Principal Quantum Scientist, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; and Guy Ramon, Physics Department Chair, Santa Clara University
  • Optical Fiber to the Processor
    Speakers: Bardia Pezeshki, CEO at Avicena; Scott Schube, Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development, Data Center Products, Intel; Ashkan Seyedi, Silicon Photonics Product Architect, Nvidia; and Craig Thompson, VP of Business Development, Networking Group, Nvidia
  • Gallium Nitride vs. Silicon Carbide: Battle of the Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors
    Speakers: Umesh Mishra, Founder and CTO at Transphorm Inc.; and Robert Pilawa-Podgurski, Professor at University of California, Berkeley
  • Micro-LEDs Rise to the Challenge
    Speakers: Kelly Peng, CEO and Founder at Kura Technologies; Nikhil Balram, SVP and GM at Mojo Vision; and Stephen Yi, Co-Founder and CTO , Sundiode
  • Revolutionary Number Formats for Machine Learning
    Speakers: William Dally, Chief Scientist at Nvidia; and John Gustafson, Chief Scientist at Stealth Startup
  • Emerging AI Accelerator Architectures
    Speakers: Manouchehr Rafie, AI Accelerators Lead at Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Evgeni Gousev, Senior Director at Qualcom Technologies; and Andy Hock, Vice President, Product Management at Cerebras Systems 

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