On-Line Testing and Robust System Design
Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols,
Catalunya, Spain, July 4-6, 2016
Keynote Speaker (Plenary Session IOLTS, IMSTW, IVSW)
Karim Arabi, Vice President, R&D at Qualcomm
Title: Driving opportunities and technical challenges of the next wave of semiconductors devices
The semiconductor industry in general and mobile computing in particular have been characterized by constant changes and rapid expansions. Aggressive silicon integration technology scaling driven my Moore’s law combined with heterogeneous computing, advanced low power design techniques, efficient wireless and connectivity solutions and advances in a plethora of sensor technology have been critical enablers of the semiconductor industry. Mobile computing continues to drive innovation in technologies that will enable new use cases and applications in an energy and cost efficient manner. The industry is now evolving quickly to leverage these capabilities to address the emerging wearable, automotive, robotic, medical and IoT opportunities which are expected to sustain growth of semiconductor devices for the next decade. Choice of device architectures and features are impacted by market requirements and mega trends. In this presentation mega trends, opportunities and challenges driving next generation medical, automotive and IoT devices will be reviewed.
Dr. Karim Arabi is Vice President, R&D at Qualcomm where he is head of Corp. R&D ASIC department responsible for research and development in next generation ASIC and new product development. Previously, he was VP, Engineering and Technology at Dialog Semiconductor responsible for driving overall technology and new product development. Karim held technical positions at PMC Sierra and Cirrus Logic and was co-founder of Opmaxx, an innovative startup in analog design, test and automation. Karim obtained his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, Canada and his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic. Karim is interested in technology development for mobile computing and all aspects of mobile SoC architecture, design and implementation. He has worked on SoC and CPU architectures, modems, mixed-signal and RFIC design, PMIC design and semiconductor technology. Dr. Arabi has published more than 100 papers and holds several patents covering key SoC design technologies.