Joint Luncheon Keynote
Wednesday, April 18, 12:35 P.M. ~ 1:25 P.M. Ballroom B
Topic : A Semiconductor Odyssey
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Jack Yuan-Chen Sun
VP Corporate Research, and CTO
2018 marks the 71 st anniversary of the transistor invention, 61 years of artificial intelligence research, the 60th anniversary of the integrated circuit, 52 years of Moore's Law, 51 years of floating gate memory, ..., and 31 years since TSMC created the pure-play foundry model. Semiconductors will continue to be at the center of all these industry pillars. We now foresee silicon-wafer based 3Dx3D system scaling revolutionizing artificial intelligence and triggering a “big bang” in intelligent ubiquitous computing. The aggregate transistor count in a 3Dx3D "superchip" may reach the equivalent of the human brain in the 2020s. In this talk, we'll provide some reminiscences as well as inspirations for unceasing semiconductor innovation and the amazing Semiconductor Odyssey.
Dr. Jack Yuan-Chen Sun is currently Vice President of Corporate Research, and CTO of TSMC. He and his co-workers made key contributions to CMOS logic SOC platforms with highest routed gate density and computation throughput for the foundry/fabless industry. He advocated a holistic energy efficient 3Dx3D system scaling concept to extend Si-based semiconductor innovation and industry growth. He is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to CMOS technology. He received the IEEE EDS J.J. Ebers Award recognition in 2015. He was awarded a TSMC Medal of Honor in 2011.
Dr. Sun received BSEE degree from National Taiwan University and MS and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining TSMC in 1997, he held research and management positions, and made significant contributions to CMOS, Biploar, and BiCMOS with co-workers at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He has authored and co-authoerd over 200 papers and conference presentations, 12 US patents, and several ROC patents.