His talk is a part of IBM Embedded Memory Workshop. Embedded memory is a key component in a wide variety of systems applications across computing infrastructure, telecommunication infrastructure, and consumer gadgets. By embedded memory here we specifically refer to those memory technologies that are tightly integrated with the processor logic such as SRAM, embedded DRAM, and 3D memory integration. In this workshop we will provide a tutorial overview of the key technology and design challenges that have shaped recent work in embedded memory. We will use examples from embedded memory development work at IBM to illustrate these challenges and their solutions. This workshop will be accessible to anyone with a basic background in semiconductor devices and circuit design. The talk may also be of interest to researchers and students working in allied areas such as microprocessor design and embedded systems.
Krishnan Rengarajan is a Senior Technical Staff Member at the IBM India Systems Technology Laboratory in Bangalore. He obtained his BE (Hons) Electrical and Electronics in 1989 and ME Microelectronics in 1991 both from BITS Pilani, India. He is also an IEEE Senior Member. Krishnan's area of expertise lies in VLSI Circuit design with a special focus on Memory Design. His prior experience and additional interest areas include analog mixed signal circuits like Clock recovery, PLLs, DLLs, Oscillators, as well as speciality memories. He has 10 patents, 3 pending patents, 2 patent protection publications and 12 internal/external conference publications.