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    Hi SD Future Salon-goers - this looks like an amazing event up at UC Irvine! And it s free :) - Iveta The End of the Semiconductor Roadmap: The Collision of
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 8, 2007
      Hi SD Future Salon-goers - this looks like an amazing event up at UC
      Irvine! And it's free :) - Iveta

      The End of the Semiconductor Roadmap: The Collision of Physics,
      Economics, and Sociology
      March 15, 2007 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

      Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Event
      Featuring Dr. Eli Yablonovitch
      The Northrop Grumman Opto-Electronics Chair
      Professor of Electrical Engineering
      University of California, Los Angeles

      McDonnell Douglas Auditorium
      UC Irvine Campus

      Reception to follow. Complimentary parking located in the engineering
      parking structure at the intersection of East Peltason and Anteater Drive


      This event is free to the public, however an RSVP is required. Please
      email engineerRSVP@... or call 949.824.3923

      The headlong exponential growth of information technology enabled by
      Moore's Law -- an observation made in 1965 by Intel's co-founder,
      Gordon Moore, that predicts the number of transistors built in
      computer chips will double approximately every two years --will soon
      reach a crisis stage. However, society is increasingly dependent on a
      vigorous information technology industry, which currently represents a
      significant portion of the world's intellectual effort. Join Dr. Eli
      Yablonovitch, The Northrop Grumman Opto-Electronics Chair, and
      professor of electrical engineering at the University of California,
      Los Angeles, as he discusses the growth of the industry, and how there
      has been a delicate equilibrium between decreasing prices, balanced by
      exponentially growing unit volumes. Will the end of Moore's Law mean
      stagnation, leading to dropping prices, and a net shrinkage of the
      overall effort dedicated to information technology? The answer
      depends upon physics, economics, and sociology, and also relies on the
      faith of ever-expanding human ingenuity.

      About the Speaker:
      Dr. Eli Yablonovitch, a member of the National Academy of Engineering
      and the National Academy of Sciences, graduated with the Ph.D. degree
      in applied physics from Harvard University in 1972. In 1992 he joined
      the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is now The
      Northrop Grumman Opto-Electronics Chair, professor of electrical

      Dr. Yablonovitch is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and
      Electronic Engineers, the Optical Society of America, and the American
      Physical Society. He is a Life Member of Eta Kappa Nu, and been
      awarded the Adolf Lomb Medal, the W. Streifer Scientific Achievement
      Award, the R.W. Wood Prize, and the Julius Springer Prize.

      His work has covered a broad variety of topics including: nonlinear
      optics, laser-plasma interaction, infrared laser chemistry,
      photovoltaic energy conversion, strained-quantum-well lasers, and
      chemical modification of semiconductor surfaces. Currently his main
      interests are in optoelectronics, high speed optical communications,
      high efficiency light-emitting diodes and nano-cavity lasers, photonic
      crystals at optical and microwave frequencies, quantum computing and
      quantum communication.
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