Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
Dean of Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rice Quantum Institute
Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
A reception will follow the lecture.
Our industry has been remarkably successful at continuing exponential improvements in electronics across many decades despite the rapid evolution of the underlying technologies and deviations from ideal behavior. In contrast our ability to predict a decade ahead is limited and our history is filled with wrong predictions of "red brick walls" and the end of scaling. As we look forward, human ingenuity has already identified key materials and devices to be implemented in the next few years, and now we are working at solving the challenges of making these technologies suitable for high volume production. Some of the technology path forward is predictable but we can see inflection points coming which will require doing things differently, both for process and for design. Beyond 2020, novel devices that do not look like CMOS are one of the possible choices which will have implications for how the rest of the process is defined. There are many options to choose from and a rich set of opportunities to explore for technology research.
Biography of Mike Mayberry:
Michael C. Mayberry is director of Components Research which is the research arm for the Technology and Manufacturing Group of Intel. He is responsible for ongoing research to enable future process options for Intel's technology development organizations. This scope includes internal research, external university research, and other external collaborations.
Since joining Intel in 1984 as a process integration engineer, Mayberry has held a variety of positions. As part of the California Technology Development team, he developed EPROM, flash and logic wafer fabrication processes. In 1994 he moved to Sort Test Technology Development, most recently as director, responsible for roadmaps and development of test processes for Intel microprocessors. In 2005, he moved to Components Research.
Mayberry received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1983 and his bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics from Midland College in 1978.