The SSCS (Solid-State Circuit Society) Student Chapter Leuven aims to promote micro-electronics for master students and PhD students and to bridge the gap between academia and industry. SSCS focuses on fabricated integrated circuit designs (chips) for all applications using relevant materials and interconnections. To promote this, the Student Chapter organizes a variety of activities like lectures and symposia.
Keep eye out for our future events! Check out the events page here!
SSCS Student Chapter Leuven
On Tuesday March 28 2023, we had the privilege of organizing a special event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the transistor – one of the most significant inventions of the 20th century! It was an honor to bring together industry, researchers, and enthusiasts to recognize the incredible impact that transistors have had on our world.
The event was filled with fascinating presentations and discussions about the history, current state, and future of transistor technology. We would like to thank our speakers Thomas Lee, Marcel Pelgrom, Hugo De Man, Chris Mangelsdorf and Willy Sansen.
On Monday 21/11 the SSCS Student Chapter Leuven has hosted a talk given by Prof. Tony Tae-Hyoung Kim from Nanyang Technological University who is an IEEE SSCS distinguished lecturer this year.
He gave a talk about “Design of Computing-in-Memory: Analog vs Digital”, an abstract of the talk is added below.
Abstract: Design of computing-in-memory: Analog vs. Digital
The recent development in neural networks has required massive data transfer between memory and processing elements for data processing. This heavy data transfer leads to substantial energy overhead and limits the overall performance of the neural networks. Computing-in-memory (CIM) has attracted the research community’s attention because of the significant energy efficiency improvement by minimizing the energy-hungry data transfer. CIM designs can employ either analog computing or digital computing, while each has its pros and cons. In this talk, I will present the basics of CIM design and various challenges. After that, various state-of-the-art CIM macros will be introduced. I will also discuss analog and digital CIM macros and their applications. In the last part, I will present CIM designs based on emerging non-volatile memory devices and their applications.
On May 30, we had the pleasure to welcome Mark Roeloffs from The Nederlands Forensic Institute (NFI). He will gave a lecture on ‘Forensic Digital IC Technology’.
More info can be found here: Lecture Forensic Digital IC Technology
We’re back! On November 24th 2021 we would like to welcome you for a talk given by Koen Decock. He will explain everything about on-chip ESD protection, from basic concepts to more advanced applications.
The event takes place in aula R at ESAT (Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 in Leuven) and starts at 18.30h. Please register beforehand via the registration form.
On October 16th 2019 the student chapter welcomed Professor Emeritus Willy Sansen, who gave the talk ‘Learning from History’. He guided the attendees through the history of MICAS, explaining the pillars of its success and what can be learned from its past.
On May 14th, 2019, the SSCS Student Chapter Leuven organized the 1st edition of the Microelectronics Micro Symposium. Numerous speakers from industry and academia came to give a talk on the topic “The car of the future”. We thank Pieter De Muyter (ICsense), Wouter Leten (Melexis), Bert Moons (Synopsys) and professor Kofi Makinwa (TU Delft) for their interesting talks!
On February 13th, 2019, the SSCS Student Chapter Leuven organized its opening event. We had the honour to invite Marcel Pelgrom to give a lecture ‘Moore and me: 40 years of scaling and beyond‘.