National Seminar on Semiconductor Technology: Trends and Challenges

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh organized a one-day National Seminar on “Semiconductor Technology: Trends and Challenges” in technical collaboration with IEEE Chandigarh Subsection and ISSE Chandigarh Chapter. The event was financially supported by Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)-III an initiative of Government of India and the World Bank. The National seminar was jointly inaugurated by Prof. Neelu Jain, Head, Electronics and Communication Engineering Department and Dr. H. S. Jatana, President, ISSE Chandigarh Chapter.

Top-level scientists and engineers from reputed research organizations including Semiconductor Laboratory (ISRO), Mohali, Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL), Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi discussed about the current status of Semiconductor Technology with Make in India Perspective of Govt. of India, Silicon on Insulator Technology, EUV Lithography, Packaging related issues of CMOS devices. In addition, the experts introduced audience with the recent trends of utilizing compound semiconductor and wideband gap materials for variety of applications.

Nowadays, consumers are looking for a smaller electronic gadget equipped with high speed ICs having enhanced computational power and functionality for their work and leisure environments. It can be only achieved by reducing CMOS device dimensions inside ICs, however, implementation of this technology has several manufacturing challenges that require revolutionary equipments for the 14/10/7nm nodes and the upcoming 5/3nm nodes. Accordingly, beyond Silicon/CMOS, novel process methodologies, materials and device concepts are required for futuristic semiconductor technology said Dr. Arun Kumar Singh coordinator of the Seminar.

A large number of delegates including scientists, engineers, faculty members, and research scholars from various institutions across India like Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) Chandigarh , Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL) Mohali, Defence Research and Development Organization, Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, Kurukshetra University, Punjabi University, Amity University, Noida,Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, Chitkara University, Mohali, NITTTR Chandigarh, Maharaja Agrsen University Solan, MMDU Mullana, JNEC Sunder Nagar,  and Thapar University participated in the seminar to discuss their research ideas with the renowned dignitaries.

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