Technology Plenary Session

Pandemic Challenges, Technology Answers

Dr. Siyoung Choi

President, General Manager of Foundry Business, Device Solutions Division, Samsung Electronics

Dr. Siyoung Choi is the president and general manager of foundry business in Samsung Electronics' Device Solutions Division. Prior to his position, he was the head of Foundry and Memory Manufacturing Technology Center, respectively. His experience of Memory and Logic Process Development Team in Semiconductor R&D Center and of Manufacturing Technology Center brings his technology and operation leadership to foundry business unit. Since joining Samsung Electronics in 1995, Dr. Choi has played a pivotal role in developing advanced process technologies across memory and logic ICs that greatly strengthened Samsung's leading position in the semiconductor market. Under his leadership, Samsung successfully launched world’s first V-NAND and industry's first SoCs based on 14nm and 10nm FinFET process technologies. During his tenure as the head of manufacturing technology center, he successfully led establishing the world's largest semiconductor manufacturing cluster. Moreover, he spearheaded the innovation of manufacturing system to greatly strengthen fab operation efficiency as well as maximize technology competitiveness. Dr. Choi has been awarded the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit, the highest honor, by the Korean government for his contributions to the advancement of technology. He has written/co-authored over 110 technical publications and also holds over 100 U.S. patents. He also has been serving as a member of numeral technical committees including VLSI, ITRS, and IMEC. He holds B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Yonsei University and a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from Ohio State University.

Materials to Systems in Semiconductor Manufacturing and Beyond

Dr. Om Nalamasu

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Applied Materials, Inc.
President, Applied Ventures, LLC

Dr. Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) of Applied Materials, Inc. He brings extensive experience and passion to the role of CTO, where he leads the development of disruptive products to address new markets and businesses in partnership with the broader technology ecosystem. He has built a world-class team to support Applied’s leadership in materials engineering. He also serves as president of Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital fund of Applied Materials, where he oversees strategic investments in early- and growth-stage companies. A world-renowned expert in materials science and one of our industry’s most respected forward-thinkers, Dr. Nalamasu has championed a renewed focus on Applied’s global innovation culture through various internal development programs and open innovation methods. He has solidified strategic relationships with universities, government organizations and research institutes around the world. Dr. Nalamasu joined Applied in 2006 after serving as an NYSTAR Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he also served as vice president of research. He has held key research and development leadership positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies, and Agere Systems, Inc., and was director of Bell Laboratories‘ Nanofabrication Research Laboratory, MEMS and Waveguides Research, and Condensed Matter Physics organizations. His research interests include nanomanufacturing, nanopatterning, electronic and photonic materials, and lithography, with special emphasis on applying patterning and materials expertise for device fabrication for electronics, photonics and energy applications. Dr. Nalamasu has made seminal contributions to the fields of optical lithography and polymeric materials science and technology. He has received numerous awards, authored more than 180 papers, review articles and books, and holds more than 120 worldwide issued patents. In 2017, Dr. Nalamasu was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering for technical innovation spanning materials development, atomically controlled thin-film fabrication, and commercialization in microelectronics and energy generation and storage. He is a member of the board of directors of The Tech Museum in Silicon Valley and serves on several national and international advisory boards. He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Circuits Plenary Session

Fugaku and A64FX: the Fastest and the most Power Efficient
General Purpose Arm CPU for the Fastest Supercomputer in the World

Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka

Director, RIKEN Center for Computational Science

Satoshi Matsuoka from April 2018 has become the director of Riken CCS, the top-tier HPC center that represents HPC in Japan, developing and hosting Japan’s tier-one ‘Fugaku’ supercomputer which has become the fastest supercomputer in the world in all four major supercomputer rankings, along with multitudes of ongoing cutting edge HPC research being conducted, including investigating Post-Moore era computing. He had been a Full Professor at the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC), the Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2000, and the director of the joint AIST Tokyo Tech. Real World Big Data Computing Open Innovation Laboratory (RWBCOIL) since 2017, and he became a Specially Appointed Professor at Tokyo Tech in 2018 along with his directorship at R-CCS. He has been the leader of the TSUBAME series of supercomputers that have won many accolades such as world #1 in power-efficient computing. He also leads various major supercomputing research projects in areas such as parallel algorithms and programming, resilience, green computing, and convergence of big data/AI with HPC. He has written over 500 articles according to Google Scholar, and chaired numerous ACM/IEEE conferences, including the Program Chair at the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference (SC13) in 2013. He is a Fellow of the ACM and European ISC, and has won many awards, including the JSPS Prize from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science in 2006, presented by his Highness Prince Akishino; the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in 2011; the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2012; the 2014 IEEE-CS Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award, the highest prestige in the field of HPC; HPDC 2018 Achievement Award from ACM; and recently SC Asia 2019 HPC Leadership Award.

Innovation Driven High Performance Computing

Mr. Mark Papermaster

CTO and EVP, Technology and Engineering, AMD

Mark Papermaster is Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology and Engineering at AMD and is responsible for corporate technical direction, product development including system-on-chip (SOC) methodology, microprocessor design, I/O and memory and advanced research. He led the re-design of engineering processes at AMD and the development of the award-winning “Zen” high-performance x86 CPU family, high-performance GPUs and the company’s modular design approach, Infinity Fabric. He also oversees Information Technology that delivers AMD’s compute infrastructure and services.   His more than 35 years of engineering experience includes significant leadership roles managing the development of a wide range of products, from microprocessors to mobile devices and high-performance servers. Before joining AMD in October 2011 as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Papermaster was the leader of Cisco’s Silicon Engineering Group, the organization responsible for silicon strategy, architecture, and development for the company’s switching and routing businesses. He served as Apple Senior Vice President of Devices Hardware Engineering, where he was responsible for iPod and iPhone hardware development. He also held a number of senior leadership positions at IBM overseeing development of the company’s key microprocessor and server technologies.   Papermaster received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and master’s degree from the University of Vermont, both in Electrical Engineering. He is a long-term member of the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering Advisory Board, Olin College Presidents Council and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Most recently, he was appointed to the CTO Forum Advisory Board and IEEE Industry Advisory Board.