Tuesday - December 15, 2009 Seminar
Title: Embedded Molecular Nano-Capacitor
Speaker: Dr. Ritu Shrivastava, VP Manufacturing Technology, ZettaCore Inc.
An IEEE 125thAnniversary Celebration Event
Co-sponsored by these IEEE Santa Clara Valley Chapters: EMC, CPMT, EDS
Date: Tuesday December 15, 2009
Time: Registration, networking & light lunch 11:30am. Presentation & Q/A 12:00 to 1pm
Location: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara, CA
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5. Non-IEEE Members $10
Please RSVP at our web site: www.ieee.org/nano
This talk will discuss the use of charge storage molecules at the nanoscale with molecular attachments to metals, to form a capacitor which is unlike any conventional capacitor. This nanoscale device uses a different physical mechanism which involves utilizing charge storage in self assembled monolayers (or polymers). The capacitor can be integrated using silicon IC wafer technology to achieve an ultrathin capacitor, but there are other potential implementations also possible for non-semiconductor based applications, such as embedded capacitor formation for PCB multi-layer IC substrates. The uniqueness of this approach is to achieve capacitance/area values in a thin profile which are unachievable using conventional dielectrics in the frequency range of application. This is a new type of device which exhibits a unique frequency dependent capacitance. Advantages and uniqueness of the device will be discussed for potential user community.
Ritu Shrivastava is currently Vice President of Manufacturing Technology at ZettaCore Inc., where he is responsible for guiding the company's molecular technology integration and manufacturing strategy, as well as building relationships with semiconductor manufacturers and foundries. He came to ZettaCore from Alliance Semiconductor Corp., where he was responsible for technology development, initial ramp-up, and volume manufacturing of SRAM, DRAM and Flash memories, as well as mixed signal and logic products. Prior to Alliance, Dr. Shrivastava worked at Cypress Semiconductor for more than 10 years. He began his industry career at Mostek Corporation/United Technologies, after serving on the faculty at Louisiana State University.
He earned a BSEE and an MSEE from the Indian Institute of Science, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and an inventor in 23 issued US patents related to various semiconductor technologies. Shrivastava also served as CMOS technology editor for IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices.
Wingate Dunross, Inc.
ph (818)597-3200 ext. 211
Their innovative solutions address communications system attributes of performance and quality, while helping companies meet the challenge of shrinking time to market. With more than 40 products dedicated to power management solutions, they are continually adding new devices to their portfolio. Founded in 1997, the company is a privately held, well-funded fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with nearly 50 employees located around the world.
The client is committed to helping achieve and preserve environmental quality by maintaining an environmental management system (EMS). The EMS includes prevention of pollution, setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets, continual improvement of environmental performance, and compliance with regulations and electronics industry requirements that pertain to the environment.
Senior/Staff Application Engineer
A leadership role defining and implementing best-in-class system solutions for client's industry leading programmable power management integrated circuits
Work as part of cross-functional product development team to:
Help Marketing define products with lead customers
Validate/debug new silicon
Write IC datasheets
Design/debug standard and custom evaluation kits including users guides
Support sales with comprehensive design-in tools and phone, email and onsite support as required (up to 25% travel)
Write application notes and articles
Mentor junior engineers (management opportunities available as the company grows
Wear many "hats" in a fast-paced and successful start-up environment
Mentoring less-experienced designers.
BSEE (MSEE preferred) and 7+ years applications experience with switch-mode power management IC's
Strong power system design skills including electrical, PCB layout, thermal design, and magnetics
Hands-on IC debug, validation and characterization experience
Competency with basic and advanced bench test equipment (experience with automated bench test environment such as LabviewTMa plus)
Experience with simulation tools (PSPICE)
Proficiency with PC and MS-Office software (especially Excel data reporting)
Good communication skills and ability to work effectively with external and internal customers
Ability to manage priorities and be flexible in a dynamic start-up environment.
The candidates should be familiar (better if proficient) with basic power electronics theory namely: (1) basic converter topologies (buck, boost and buck-boost); (2) basic control methods (voltage mode and current mode); (3) basic modeling (average modeling);
(4) also a very basic analog circuits knowledge is required.
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