Georgia Tech Faculty to Present Timely Topics at VLSI Symposium on Technology and Circuits

In June, some of the world’s top technologists in the VLSI (Very Large-Scale Integration) industry will convene in Honolulu for the 2022 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits, one of the premier symposiums for microelectronics and semiconductor research. Now in its 42nd year, the VLSI Symposium offers attendees the opportunity to share and exchange ideas on the most relevant subjects in their fields and address current and future directions in the development of VLSI technology.

Given the continuing global semiconductor shortage, the theme of this year’s conference is “Technology and Circuits for the Critical Infrastructure of the Future.” Seven papers submitted by Georgia Tech faculty have been accepted and will be presented during the conference. Paper topics include Ferroelectric Memories, Resistive Memories, Embedded DRAM, and Power Converter based on GaN/Si. The contributing professors include Asif Khan, Arijit Raychowdhury, Shimeng Yu, and Suman Datta from Georgia Tech’s Institute of Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

In addition to presenting their papers, Datta and Yu are also organizing short courses on Monolithic and Heterogenous Integration and Advances in Application-Specific Computing Systems and Technologies. Muhannad Bakir will present on “2.5D and 3D Polylithic Integration Technologies” as part of the course on Monolithic and Heterogenous Integration.

“The VLSI Symposium is one of the most selective and prestigious venues to publish the latest advances in semiconductor technologies and circuits, and it has always had a strong industry presence,” said Raychowdhury, who also serves as the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair in ECE. “Our participation through multiple papers and invited talks is a clear testament of the depth and breadth of our research program. Congratulations to all of the students and faculty members who are making us proud through their impactful research.”

About the contributors:

Arijit Raychowdhury is the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair and Professor at ECE. His research interests include low power digital and mixed-signal circuit design, design of power converters, sensors and exploring interactions of circuits with device technologies. He holds more than 25 U.S. and international patents and has published over 80 articles in journals and refereed conferences. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University and a B.E. in electrical and telecommunication engineering from Jadavpur University in India.

Muhannad Bakir is the Dan Fielder Professor in ECE. His research interests include heterogeneous microsystem design and integration, including 2.5D and 3D ICs and packaging, advanced cooling and power delivery for emerging system architectures; electrical and photonic interconnect technologies; biosensor technologies and their integration with CMOS; and nanofabrication technologies. Bakir is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology.

Suman Datta will join the Georgia Tech faculty this fall as Joseph M. Pettit Chair in ECE and a Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Eminent Scholar. He will also have a joint appointment with the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). His research involves high-performance, heterogenous computing, brain-inspired computing, and collective state computing using advanced CMOS (complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor) and beyond-CMOS devices. He also focuses on the development of semiconductor technologies for other types of computing, including intermittent computing, cryogenic computing, and harsh environment computing.

Asif Khan is an assistant professor in ECE with a courtesy appointment in MSE. His research focuses on microelectronic devices, specifically on ferroelectric devices that address the challenges faced by the semiconductor industry due to the end of transistor miniaturization. His research group at Georgia Tech focuses on all aspects of ferroelectricity ranging from materials physics, growth, and electron microscopy to micro- and nano-fabrication of electronic devices, all the way to ferroelectric circuits and systems for artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data-centric applications.

Shimeng Yu is an associate professor in ECE. He has both a master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in microelectronics from Peking University. His research interests lie in nanoelectronic devices and circuits for energy-efficient computing systems. His expertise is on the emerging non-volatile memories (e.g., RRAM, ferroelectrics) for different applications such as deep learning accelerator, neuromorphic computing, monolithic 3D integration, and hardware security.

The IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits is a five-day hybrid event known as the microelectronics industry’s premiere international conference integrating technology, circuits, and systems with a range and scope unlike any other conference. In addition to the technical presentations, the Symposium program will feature a demonstration session, evening panel discussions, joint focus sessions, short courses, workshops, and a special forum session that provides a focused discussion on a specific topic relevant to the Symposia theme. To learn more visit

News Contact