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Reliability topics for the qualification of Leading Edge Silicon CMOS Technologies for RF Applications

on 15-01-2020

... Fernando Guarín, IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Member of technical Staff, GlobalFoundries East Fishkill, NY. USA

Date: January 15, 2020 | 15:00 – 16:00
Venue: Room LT2, 4th floor, North Tower, IST, Lisbon

Up to this point in the evolution of leading edge Silicon CMOS technologies the qualification of the latest nodes has been carried out using the methods and targets dictated by digital/logic applications. For RF applications the digital centric methodology and metrics will no longer be applicable. We will discuss the reliability impact and the qualification activities driven by the need to support reliable operation for RF circuit applications. The CMOS solutions for RF applications include the introduction of SOI that may introduce additional reliability considerations. The path to maintaining the advanced CMOS scaling cadence and new reliability limiting factors will be examined from the reliability perspective. We will also review the reliability requirements for RF reliability devices and applications as we prepare to introduce technologies to serve the 5G infrastructure requirements. A closer look will be given to Hot Carriers. The characterization, models and qualification methodologies will be put in the required perspective for the successful qualification and transfer of leading edge technologies to a manufacturing environment.

Dr. Fernando Guarín is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Global Foundries in East Fishkill New York. He retired from IBM’s SRDC after 27 years as Senior Member of Technical Staff. He earned his BSEE from the “Pontificia Universidad Javeriana”, in Bogotá, Colombia, the M.S.E.E. degree from the University of Arizona, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, NY He has been actively working in microelectronic reliability for over 35 years. From 1980 until 1988 he worked in the Military and Aerospace Operations division of National Semiconductor Corporation. In 1988 he joined IBM’s microelectronics division where he worked in the reliability physics and modeling of Advanced Bipolar, CMOS and Silicon Germanium BiCMOS technologies. He is currently leading the team qualifying GlobalFoundries RF 5G technology offerings. Dr. Guarín is an IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Electron Device Society EDS, where he has served in many capacities including; member of the IEEE’s EDS Board of governors, chair of the EDS Education Committee, Secretary for EDS. He was the EDS President 2018-2019.

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22nd International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications

on 24-11-2019

... The 22nd International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC 2019), will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 24-27, 2019. The theme of this year's event is "DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION", hosted by Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) / Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL).

The WPMC symposia series were inaugurated in 1998, as a global platform to enable collaboration in the field of wireless information. Held in Asia, Europe and America, WPMC has established itself as a unique global conference dedicated to wireless multimedia convergence, which over the last half-decade has been jointly held with the Global Wireless Summit (GWS) - the world's largest annual international conference on wireless techno-business modelling. To respond to the trend of rapid digital transformation its acceleration of business activities, processes, competencies, and models, the 22nd WPMC has merged with GWS and its related topics in a common platform for academia, industries and standardization bodies to present and discuss the various opportunities and open challenges to fully leverage the changes and promises of digital technologies and their impact in a strategic and prioritized way.

A key emphasis of this year's conferences is the borderless smart society - bridging across industries, public and private companies, universities, research labs, and other knowledge societies in exploration of the newest digital technologies and pursuing innovative ways of living, conducting business, travelling, and so forth, towards sustainable solutions for the future.

IT / ISCTE-IUL is actively involved in fundamental and applied research in telecommunications and its supporting sciences, including wireless communications, optical communications, networks and multimedia, at national/international levels. IT also fosters higher education and training, by hosting and tutoring graduate/postgraduate students.

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