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DOE workshop on energy efficient electronics

March 24, 2016
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley CA, Building 66 Auditorium (second floor)


Seeking to build on the success of the EUV lithography program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory over the past two decades, the Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office is interested in exploring opportunities for Public-Private partnerships addressing challenges in advanced semiconductor manufacturing technologies impacting energy efficiency. Despite improving computing efficiency, information technology still represents the fastest growing consumer of energy. Semiconductor technology thus has an essential role to play in future energy security. With vast expertise both within industry and the DOE complex, semiconductor technology also serves as an ideal candidate for a strong Public-Private partnership.

To explore these opportunities, the DOE is hosted an invitation-only one day workshop bringing together a diverse group of experts and thought leaders spanning industry and research labs/academia. Technical topics addressed included the benefits of scaling from the energy perspective, ultra-high efficiency devices and architectures, ultra-low cost ubiquitous electronics enabling smart building and grid technologies. Programmatic topics included identifying key capabilities/resources within the DOE complex, identifying future research and development infrastructure needs, exploring potential Public-Private partnership modalities suitable to the semiconductor space.


08:30 - 08:50 M. Witherell, LBNL Welcome
08:50 - 09:20 R. Ivester, AMO AMO Overview and Perspective on semiconductor
09:20 - 09:50 W. Harrod, ASCR ASCR Overview and Perspective on semiconductor
09:50 - 10:10 R. McCormick, Sandia Opportunities for a DOE program in energy efficient electronics
10:30 - 11:00 J. Golda, Intel DOE Lab Opportunities to Enable Moore’s Law
11:00 - 11:30 T. King-Liu, UCB Device challenges and opportunities
11:30 - 11:50 R. Nair, IBM System challenges and opportunities, Part 1
11:50 - 12:10 S. Borkar, Intel System challenges and opportunities, Part 2
13:30 - 15:00 All Breakout Focus groups
15:30 - 16:00 S. Borkar, Intel Report out and discussion from Systems Focus Group
16:00 - 16:30 S. Salahuddin, UCB Report out and discussion from Device Focus Group
16:30 - 17:00 D. Armbrust, Silicon Catalyst Report out and discussion from Manufacturing Focus Group

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