Broadcom Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer Dr. Henry Samueli is set to join fellow tech luminaries — including inventors of the Internet and the microprocessor — at the Marconi Society 2012 Symposium on September 6.
The annual symposium is set to focus on the “Technologies and Applications Driving the Future of Communications” and will honor Samueli, the 2012 Marconi Society Prize and Fellowship winner.
Presentation topics include strategies to facilitate continued growth in complexity and performance of integrated circuits; technical options for improving the energy efficiency of information processing; how technology is evolving to meet the ever-growing demand for wireless capacity; and how future generations of increasingly complex CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) chips will evolve in the era of sub-10nm devices.
Samueli will be presenting at one of two break-out sessions on “the direction and progress of technologies that underlie telecommunications and the Internet,” according to a press release from the Marconi Society. He’ll speak on the topic of “What Kind of Chips Will We Be Designing in the Coming Decade(s)?”
“In many ways it all comes back to Moore’s Law,” Samueli said. “It’s been with us for nearly 50 years, and despite the fact that Moore’s Law will eventually run into fundamental physical scaling limits, there are many generations of CMOS process technology advances that can still be realized.”
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The full slate of speakers are:
- Arogyaswami Paulraj, Stanford University Professor Emeritus and a senior advisor to Broadcom
- Vint Cerf, Google Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist, who is referred to as one of the “Fathers of the Internet” for co-designing the TCP/IP protocols that were used to develop the Internet’s underlying architecture
- Frank Chang, department chair and Wintek Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles,’ Samueli School of Engineering
- Federico Faggin, designer of the world’s first microprocessor
- UCLA Professor Leonard Kleinrock, another of the “Fathers of the Internet,” who created the basic principles of packet switching and developing the mathematical theory of data networks
- Professor Larry Smarr, Founding Director, Calit2 (California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology, UC San Diego/UC Irvine)
- Eli Yablonovitch, Director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science at the University of California, Berkeley