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Chip Chat

morreale Wednesday 11 of July, 2018
The IEEE Solid State Circuits Society has the audio program Chip Chat that is about the people making integrated circuits. Presently, there are two podcast featuring interviews with:
  • Dr Albert Theuwissen the CEO and Founder of Harvest Imaging and a part-time professor at TU Delft where he coaches PhD students and researches CMOS image sensors.
  • Dr Gert Cauwenberghs the Professor of Bioengineering and Co-Director of the Institute for Neural Computation at UC San Diego, La Jolla CA.

2018 CNF Newsleter

morreale Tuesday 05 of June, 2018
The 2018 Spring Edition of the Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility Newsletter, NanoMeter, is out now.


FD-SOI Traning day April 27, 2018

morreale Friday 13 of April, 2018
The SOI consortium is hosting an Analog, RF, mm-wave FD-SOI training day on April 27, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza San Jose in Milpitas CA. Registration is $485. The presentations include:
  • FDSOI specific design techniques for analog, RF and mmW applications, Andreia Cathelin, Fellow, ST Microelectronics Crolles, France
  • Circuit Design Techniques in 22nm FD-SOI for 5G 28GHz Applications, Frank Zhang, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Globalfoundries
  • Energy-Efficient Design in FD-SOI, Bora Nikolic, Professor, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, USA,
  • mm-Wave and Fiber-optics Design in FD-SOI CMOS Technologies, Sorin Voinigescu, Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada,


2017 ISSCC Plenary Videos

morreale Tuesday 13 of February, 2018
Videos from the plenary sessions of the 2017 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) are available on the ISSCC website. The videos include:
  • A Smart Design Paradigm for Smart Chips by Cliff Hou, Vice President, Research & Development, TSMC, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Dynamics of Exponentials in Circuits and Systems by Ahmad Bahai, Chief Technology Officer, Texas Instruments, Santa Clara, CA
  • The Development of High-Speed DNA Sequencing: Jurassic Park, Neanderthal, Moore & You by Jonathan Rothberg, Founder, 4Catalyzer and Adjunct Professor of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Quantum Computing – The Next Challenge in Circuit and System Design by Lieven Vandersypen, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor, QuTech and Kavli Institute of NanoScience, TU Delft, The Netherlands

ACS Virtual Issue on Plasmonic-Based Sensing

morreale Saturday 18 of November, 2017
ACS has published a special virtual issue on Plasmonic based sensing. Papers from three journals include the following.

  • ACS Photonics
    • Gold Nanoantennas on a Pedestal for Plasmonic Enhancement in the Infrared
    • Molecular Sensing with Tunable Graphene Plasmons
    • Influence of the Evanescent Field Decay Length on the Sensitivity of Plasmonic Nanodisks and Nanoholes
    • Plasmonic Trace Sensing below the Photon Shot Noise Limit
    • Quantum Plasmonic Sensing: Beyond the Shot-Noise and Diffraction Limit
    • Hybrid Magnetoplasmonic Crystals Boost the Performance of Nanohole Arrays as Plasmonic Sensors
    • The Role of Plasmon-Generated Near Fields for Enhanced Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy
    • Optical Chirality Flux as a Useful Far-Field Probe of Chiral Near Fields
  • ACS Sensors
    • Ratiometry, Wavelength, and Intensity: Triple Signal Readout for Colorimetric Sensing of Mercury Ions
    • Polarization- and Wavelength-Dependent Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Using Optically Anisotropic Rippled Substrates for Sensing
    • Large-Area Low-Cost Plasmonic Perfect Absorber Chemical Sensor Fabricated by Laser Interference Lithography
    • Versatile Direct Laser Writing Lithography Technique for Surface Enhanced Infrared Spectroscopy Sensors
    • Quasiperiodic Nanohole Arrays on Optical Fibers as Plasmonic Sensors: Fabrication and Sensitivity Determination
    • Plasmon Hybridization Mediated Structure-Specific Refractive Index Sensitivity of Hollow Gold
    • Surface Plasmon Resonance Clinical Biosensors for Medical Diagnostics
    • Response Monitoring of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patients Undergoing l-Asparaginase Therapy: Successes and Challenges Associated with Clinical Sample Analysis in Plasmonic Sensing
    • Incorporation of a Basil-Seed-Based Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Sensor with a Pipet for Detection of Melamine
    • Molecular Imprinting of Complex Matrices at Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensors for Screening of Global Interactions of Polyphenols and Proteins
    • Plasmonic Photothermal Fluorescence Modulation for Homogeneous Biosensing
  • Analytical Chemistry
    • Autoenhanced Raman Spectroscopy via Plasmonic Trapping for Molecular Sensing
    • Plasmonic Nanopipette Biosensor
    • Extraction of Absorption and Scattering Contribution of Metallic Nanoparticles Toward Rational Synthesis and Application
    • A Photothermal Spectrometer for Fast and Background-Free Detection of Individual Nanoparticles in Flow
    • Measurement of Small Molecule Binding Kinetics on a Protein Microarray by Plasmonic-Based Electrochemical Impedance Imaging
    • Chiroplasmonic Assemblies of Gold Nanoparticles for Ultrasensitive Detection of 8-Hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine in Human Serum Sample
    • Curvature of the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Peak
    • High-Throughput Sulfide Sensing with Colorimetric Analysis of Single Au–Ag Core–Shell Nanoparticles
    • Quantification of Cancer Biomarkers in Serum Using Scattering-Based Quantitative Single Particle Intensity Measurement with a Dark-Field Microscope
    • Fiber-Optic SPR Immunosensors Tailored To Target Epithelial Cells through Membrane Receptors


22nm FD-SOI Analog design workshop

morreale Sunday 01 of October, 2017
GLOBALFOUNDRIES has posted their 22 nm FD-SOI Analog design workshops for viewing. The webinars describe the analog performances of their 22FDX process in two parts. Part 1 describes analog design best practices, and Part 2 describes analog layout best practices.

Millie Dresselhaus Virtual Issue

morreale Monday 10 of July, 2017
ACS nano has created a virtual issue featuring papers by Millie Dresselhaus. Her papers appeared in:
  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Nano
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry B
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry C
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
  • Langmuir
  • Nano Letters


IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits

morreale Thursday 29 of June, 2017
The IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits contains papers on solid state circuits using new materials and experimental designs. The May issue is available now and its open access. The some of the most popular papers include:

  • An Energy-Efficient Digital ReRAM-Crossbar-Based CNN With Bitwise Parallelism
  • Benchmarking of Beyond-CMOS Exploratory Devices for Logic Integrated Circuits
  • CoMET: Composite-Input Magnetoelectric- Based Logic Technology
  • Tunnel Field-Effect Transistors in 2-D Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Materials
  • Nonboolean Pattern Recognition Using Chains of Coupled CMOS Oscillators as Discriminant Circuits
  • Vahnood Pourahmad ; Sasikanth Manipatruni ; Dmitri Nikonov ; Ian Young ; Ehsan Afshari
  • Compact Modeling of Distributed Effects in 2-D Vertical Tunnel FETs and Their Impact on DC and RF

Image source: CoMET: Composite-Input Magnetoelectric- Based Logic Technology

ACS Nano Virtual Issues 10 Year Anniversary

morreale Monday 26 of June, 2017
The ACS Nano Virtual Issues celebrates its 10 Anniversary. Recent topics include:
  • June 2017:
    • The first 46th World Chemistry Congress of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
    • Celebrating 10 Years of Nanomedicine Research
  • May 2017:
    • Advancing Cancer Research, Hot Materials Chemistry
    • Next Generation MRI Contrast Agents
    • 2D Materials and Beyond