EDS Newsletter  2007N1



ED Japan Chapter

              - by Atsushi Kurobe, Chair



On Sept. 6, 2006, the DL meeting was held at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama. Two DLs gave lectures on recent interesting technologies. Prof. Hei Wong, who is from City University of Hong Kong, China, talked about the theoretical analysis of new High-K MOS gate dielectric films. The title of his lecture was "Band structure, barrier heights, carrier effective masses and current conduction in hafnium and zirconium oxide films." Prof. Cary Yang, who is from Santa Clara University, USA, talked about the physics and future applications of carbon nanofibers, in a lecture entitled gCarbon nanofibers as on-chip interconnect and thermal interface materials."@Both presentations offered the attendees the opportunity to get to grips with up-to-date, interesting and useful research.@The meeting, with 20 participants, was very successful.



 @The DL meeting on Sept. 6, 2006. From the second person from the left at the back: Prof. Hei Wong, City Univ. of Hong Kong; Prof. Hiroshi Iwai, Partner and EDS Jr. Past President; Prof. Cary Yang, Santa Clara Univ.; Dr. Atsushi Kurobe, ED Japan Chapter Chair.



  @  In addition, EDS Japan Chapter organized a symposium entitled gChallenges and problems in Nano-CMOS technology toward the next 15 yearsh on Sept 11, 2006, at Waseda University in Tokyo. 17 speakers gave talks on technology trends, device, processes, material analysis, circuits and so on, which were all focused on the coming nanoelectronics era. The symposium concluded with a panel discussion. 6 panelists, who were Prof. H. Iwai (Tokyo Institute of Tech.), Prof. K. Natori (Tsukuba Univ.) and Prof. M. Koyanagi (Tohoku Univ.), Prof. K. Yamada (Waseda Univ), Prof. T. Hiramoto (Univ. of Tokyo) and Dr. T. Chikyo (National Institute for Materials Science), engaged in fruitful discussion on technologies 15 years from now. Topics were gWhat will be the main nanoelectronics devices?h, gWill emerging devices replace CMOS devices?h and gWhat should we do from now on to achieve nanoelectronics?.h The symposium was very successful with more than 80 participants.



 @The panel discussion in the symposium on gChallenges and Problems in Nano-CMOS Technology toward the next 15 years.h From the left:@Prof. H. Iwai, Tokyo Institute of Tech.; Prof. K. Yamada, Waseda Univ.; Prof. T. Hiramoto, Univ. of Tokyo; Dr. T. Chikyo, National Institute for Materials Science; Prof. K. Natori, Tsukuba Univ.; Prof. M. Koyanagi, Tohoku Univ.