Semiconductor Challenges - IEEE Computer Society


Nov 1, 2013 (4 years and 8 months ago)


Semiconductor Challenges

Andrea Cuomo, Corporate Vice President and General Manager,
Advanced System Technology, STMicroelectronics, IT

Semiconductors will play a key role to drive the technological evolution in the next 20 years. We already possess
many of the technologies that will deeply change our scenario, among which we can mention nanotechnologies,
bioelectronics, photonics. The central role of Integrated Circuits in the economy will grow stronger and stronger in
future, starting from the convergence between storage, security, video, audio, mobility and connectivity. Systems are
converging and ICs are more and more converging with systems. The fundamental issue is how to translate
knowledge and competence coming from different fields into single architectures. The key factor to win this
challenge is to build the right culture. This means to be able to build an organisation for innovation, with the right
mix of creativity, personal initiative and execution skills.

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