Keynote Speaker

Hyung Kyu Lim
System LSI Business, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Dr. Hyung Kyu Lim joined Samsung in 1976 as a staff engineer after graduating university. For 15 years (1985-1999), Dr. Lim worked on various memory semiconductor products. He spearheaded the development of the EEPROM, Flash Memory, SRAM and DRAM products.  Dr. Lim is particularly recognized for his work in the creation of the NAND Flash business at Samsung. As head of the Memory Division from 1996, Dr. Lim ensured Samsungs ongoing leadership in DRAM business.

In 2000, Dr. Lim was named the President of System LSI business. He is responsible for overseeing the divisions operations, with a mandate to turn Samsung into a worldwide leader in Home & Mobile System LSI Solution.

Dr. Lim is President of the Semiconductor Society of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea, President of Korea Embedded Software Industry Council, and member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea.
He has received numerous awards, like the Gold Tower, the Order of Industrial Service Merit, from the Korean government (2000), the Honorable Alumnus Award of the Year from KAIST (1998), and the Jeong Jinki Award for Contribution to Science & Technology from the National Academy of Engineering of Korea & Mail Business Newspaper (1989).
He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, a MSEE from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), and a Ph.D from the University of Florida, USA.

Dr. Lim holds 17 US Patents and has published more than 25 papers on conferences and in journals, including ISSCC and IEEE JSSC.


Plenary Speakers

Mi-Chang Chang
Director of
Design Service Division , TSMC

Dr. Mi-Chang Chang is currently a Director of Design Service Division in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Part of his job is to enable early customer tapes out in advanced technologies, to this end his group develops fundamental libraries and IPs, which are always verified with silicon and supplied with advanced design kits for various EDA tools. Design challenges for advanced technologies are overcome by architectures selection, circuit techniques exploration, robust design methodology and an integrated design flow from library/IP design to whole chip implementation. In order to achieve high performance, high frequency and low power circuit design, he works closely with the technology development group on technology requirements and direction.

Prior to joining TSMC in 1999, Dr. Chang has been with Texas Instruments Inc from 1983 to 1999. He has done a advanced microprocessor and an early MPEG chip design as a circuit designer; developed a extremely robust and efficient circuit simulator as a CAD engineer; developed and managed a modeling and simulation methodology for technology development, including front-end devices, back-end interconnect and optical proximity correction; And assisted advanced semiconductor technology development.

Dr. Chang received his Ph.D. degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and BS degree from National Taiwan University, all in electrical engineering.

Dr. Chang has served on the following technical committees: IEDM, ISCAS, VLSI symposium on Technology, Systems and Applications, VLSI/CAD. In addition, he has also served in IEEE Compact Modeling council, International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors update committee, National SOC Educational Program Improvement Committee (Taiwan), and various other technical and consultation activities. He is currently an Editor for IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices.


Dennis Buss
Vice President,
Silicon Technology Development , Texas Instruments


Worldwide demand for Personal Internet Products is increasing rapidly, and will shape the directions of CMOS technology in the years ahead.  Personal Internet Products are loosely defined in this paper as personal communication, computing and consumer products, which are enabled by the internet:  cell phones, PDAs, WLANs, internet audio/video, ADSL, Cable modems etc. Personal Internet Products are based on Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and analog functionality.  And they are made accessible to billions of people around the globe by intense focus on cost through SOC integration.  In the Internet Age, Moore’s Law will continue to be a technology imperative for the semiconductor industry.  But SOC Integration will be an additional technology imperative that drives down the cost of Personal Internet Product to mass market levels.  SOC integration for Personal Internet Products requires the integration of analog, power analog, RF and memory onto the digital baseband processor, which is fabricated in high density, high performance, low cost digital CMOS technology.  This presentation describes the challenges and some of the solutions to achieve this vision.

Dr. Buss is currently Vice President of Silicon Technology Development  at Texas Instruments Incorporated with responsibility for Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) and is the chairman of TI’s Technical Ladder Policy Board (TLPB).

He began his industrial career at Texas Instruments in July 1969.  During the next 18 years, he was TI Fellow and later Vice President and Director of TI's Semiconductor Process and Design Center.

Between 1987 and 1997, Dr. Buss was Vice President of Technology at Analog Devices. He returned to Texas Instruments in December 1997.

Dr. Buss received his BS, MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1963, 1965 and 1968.  He served twice on the Electrical Engineering faculty at MIT in 1968-1969 and 1974-1975.  He is an IEEE Fellow and the recipient of the 1985 Herschel Award and the 1987 Jack A. Morton Award for his pioneering work on HgCdTe Infra-Red monolithic focal plane technology.  In February 2000, he was selected by the Electron Devices Society to be one of the recipients of an IEEE Third Millennium Medal.



Banquet Speaker

Gene Frantz
Principal Fellow,
Texas Instruments

Mr. Frantz joined TI in 1974 in the Consumer Products division leading the educational products development team to create the Speak & SpellTM learning aid. Since then he has held numerous positions within the DSP business unit, most recently a TI Senior Fellow and DSP new business development manager. Throughout his tenure at TI, he has been recognized by his colleagues as one who has his fingers on the pulse of future trends. His documentation of the relationship between power dissipation and performance is becoming broadly accepted as "Gene's Law."

Mr. Frantz is a Fellow of the IEEE. He holds 30 patents in the areas of memories, speech, consumer products and DSP. He has written more than 50 papers and articles and frequently presents at universities and conferences worldwide. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida, an MSEE from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Texas Tech University.