Open challenges in field-based microelectronics design and verification
Vikram Jandhyala, Associate Professor and Director, Applied Computational Engineering Lab, Dept of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington Seattle Founder and Chairman, Physware Inc.


 As micro and nano electronics achieve smaller node sizes and increasing density and functionality, these fields also approach the limits of design and manufacturing. Eventually, systems are constructed with the intention of robustness while the underlying components may be unreliable. One aspect of this challenge is field-based simulation and design in packaged, stacked, and 3D systems. This talk focuses on the challenges and approaches to electromagnetic-circuit simulation, verification, and design. Design optimization in the presence of complex multiscale physics effects, large number of parameters, and manufacturing variability in some parameters is discussed. The challenges of scale, speed, accuracy, and flexibility in design flows are discussed.