Imec is creating a new industrial research program on high-bandwidth optical input/output (I/O). The goal of the new program is to explore the use of optical solutions for realizing high-bandwidth I/O between CMOS chips. The affiliation program is a part of imec’s research platform on deep-submicron CMOS scaling. In close collaboration with imec’s industrial partners, the optical I/O program will develop a silicon-photonics solution for addressing the upcoming scaling challenges in interconnecting CMOS chips.
SAME 2010 Forum (Sophia Antipolis forum on MicroElectronics) will take place October 6-7, 2010 at Sophia Antipolis, France. A third day is scheduled on October 8, 2010 at Rousset. The event offers discussions and demonstrations with the opportunity to meet exhibitors displaying microelectronics related products. SAME 2010 Forum features companies like AMIQ EDA, ARCSIS, ARM, Austriamicrosystems, Cadence, Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Nice Côte d’Azur, CEFI CoFluent Design, CSR, CST, DATE 2011, Equip IC, Fraunhofer Enas, Fujitsu MicroElectronics Europe, IBM Rational, IMEC, Incubateur PACA Est, Infineon, Mentor Graphics, Sigrity, ST Ericsson, Synopsys, Target Compiler Technologies,Texas Instruments, and The Next Silicon Valley.