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.
Madabusi Govindarajan is a Senior Technical Staff Member at the IBM India Systems Technology Laboratory in Bangalore. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT-Madras in 1988, and the Ph.D degree also in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1994. At USC he worked on high-speed circuits based on GaAs and InP HBT technologies. From 1994-99 he was a faculty member at the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Bombay, where he became an Associate Professor. At IIT-B Govindarajan taught courses in analog circuits and electromagnetism, and pursued research projects in high-speed systems. From 1999-2007 he worked for start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area in the optical networking space. Since 2007 he has been with IBM's Semiconductor R&D Center (SRDC) in Bangalore, where he led a team developing compact models for RF SOI processes. More recently he has been leading a circuit design group in embedded DRAM. Govindarajan's technical interests are in high-speed/RF devices and circuits.