Keynote Title : Test of Low Power Devices « Constraints and Industrial Practices »
Patrick GIRARD received a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics from the University of Montpellier, France, in 1988 and 1992 respectively. He is currently Research Director at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) and works in the Microelectronics Department of the Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier (LIRMM) – France. He is co-Director of the International Associated Laboratory « LAFISI » (French-Italian Research Laboratory on Hardware-Software Integrated Systems) created in 2013 by the CNRS and the University of Montpellier 2 with the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. From 2010 to 2014, he was head of the Microelectronics Department of LIRMM. His research interests include all aspects of digital testing and memory testing, with emphasis on critical constraints such as timing and power. Reliability and fault tolerance are also part of his research activities. He is Technical Activities Chair of the Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC) of the IEEE Computer Society. From 2006 to 2010, he was Vice-Chair of the European TTTC (ETTTC) of the IEEE Computer Society. He has served on numerous conference committees and is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the ASP Journal of Low Power Electronics (JOLPE). He is also an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on CAD and the Journal of Electronic Testing – Theory and Applications (JETTA – Springer). He has supervised 33 PhD dissertations and has published 6 books or book chapters, 60 journal papers, and more than 200 conference and symposium papers on these fields. Patrick Girard is a Fellow of IEEE and a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society.
Keynote Title : Principle of Junctionless Field Effect Transistors
Jean-Michel Sallese is currently appointed Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. After obtaining the PhD in physics from the university of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in 1991 (CNRS), he joined the EPFL where he started working on semiconductor lasers and diffusion in highly confined systems. Next, his research activities focused on the so-called EKV model, giving it its recent physics based foundations which core relationships are now implemented in the BSIM6 model. Next, he developed different charge based models for emerging field effect electron devices, and in particular for the so-called multigate gate FETs and junction-less FETs, while still maintaining strong links with physics. Besides, he proposed a novel concept of enhanced diodes and resistances to model minority carriers generation and propagation in silicon substrates for smart power applications, including EDS prediction. More recently, bio-sensors fabricated in CMOS technology became part of his activities with a new concept of bio-sensor in SOI technology which is under development. Jean-Michel Sallese is currently giving lectures on modelling emerging semiconductor devices as well as in silicon technology dedicated to integrated circuits. He was also lecturing in the framework of the IDESA courses (EC project) from 2008 to 2012.
Keynote Title : Microelectronics in Morocco « Lessons learned & perspectives »
Hicham Bouzekri received his Engineer diploma in electronics and communications from the Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs in 1995. After two years working as a microelectronics industrial process engineer for SGS-Thomson in Casablanca, he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 1997 to join the Master’s of Science program of the University of Florida, Gainesville from which he graduated in 1998. He obtained a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station in 2002. After graduating, he was among the pioneers who started STMicroelectronics’ Rabat Integrated Circuit Design center, a first in Africa. He held several management positions within STM and ST-Ericsson while concurrently holding an adjunct faculty position at Al Akhawayn University. He served as ST-Ericsson representative at USB-IF Board of Directors and as their representative in MIPI – Technical Steering Group and MIPI-Unipro workgroup vice-chair. He has co-authored a number of scientific publications and industry standards in wireless communications over the span of his 19 years of experience and was elected as an IEEE senior member. After several years of successful leadership in driving innovative ecosystems involving industries and universities in Morocco, he co-founded and currently serves as the president of the Morocco Microelectronics Cluster, a government backed non-for-profit Industry-Academic consortium. In 2013, he joined Mascir management team, a Moroccan non for profit foundation conducting market oriented R&D in Microelectronics, Biotechnology & Nano-materials. He currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer