Alvin Loke at ECE Spring 2023 Colloquium
Driving Automotive ICs into Advanced CMOS
Automotive processors have become a multi-billion dollar market with ever growing demand for advanced silicon. Cars today are increasingly featured with better safety/autonomy, electrification, and connectivity. In this talk, we will cover how automotive electronics is evolving towards domain and zonal topologies to integrate more functionality, and provide a brief overview of NXP's portfolio to enable this evolution. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges that accompany the migration of these very cost-sensitive products to advanced CMOS nodes incorporating the fully depleted finFET. We will also summarize the key process technology elements that have enabled the advanced finFET CMOS nodes, highlighting the resulting device technology characteristics and challenges impacting design.
About Alvin Loke
Alvin Loke is a Fellow at NXP Semiconductors in San Diego. He has worked on CMOS nodes from 250nm to 2nm. A PhDEE graduate from Stanford, he spent several years in CMOS process integration and since 2001 has worked on analog/mixed-signal design focusing on a variety of wireline links, design/model/technology interface, and design methodologies. Alvin has been an active IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) volunteer since 2003, having served in roles including Distinguished Lecturer, AdCom member, CICC Committee Member, Webinar Chair, and JSSC/SSCL Guest Editor. He currently serves in the VLSI Symposium committee and as SSCS Chapters Chair. Alvin has authored over 60 publications including the CICC 2018 Best Paper and invited short courses at ISSCC, VLSI Symposium, and BCICTS. He holds 29 US patents.