From: GSA and IET Semiconductor Forum, Prosperity through Innovation: Capitalising on Emerging Markets, Applications and Growth Opportunities, Munich, 11-12 May 2011 featuring applications in Wireless, Automotive, Smart Utilities and Power Management.
12 May 2011 Electronics channel
Analog and mixed-signal content is increasing with the wireless market, specifically smartphones, growing at an exponential rate. While this creates great opportunity for analog/mixed-signal IC suppliers, opportunity comes with challenge. IC design is becoming increasingly complex as we move to the leading edge. For Europe to remain a competitive player in analog/mixed-signal, its universities must produce students that can develop new solutions that tackle the most advanced design challenges. This panel will look at how to get students interested in analog, encourage universities to continue teaching courses in analog and keep A/MS talent within Europe; the importance of company/university partnerships; and the future of analog/mixed-signal.
Moderator: Tim Hamer, Director of Knowledge Management, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
* Dr. Derek Boyd, Chief Executive Officer, NMI
* Gary Duncan, Vice President, Engineering, Dialog Semiconductor
* Thomas Riener, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Full Service Foundry Business Unit, austriamicrosystems
* Willy Sansen, Professor Emeritus, K.U. Leuven
* Josef Sauerer, Head of Department - Analog IC Development, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS