Electronic Components and Systems represent a wide technological sector. Integrated Circuits (the CHIPS !!) need to be designed, fabricated, tested and assembled. They can be further combined in electronic systems, which are powered and animated with the soul of software. The ability of these systems to manage information and exchange it with their environment sustains the interaction between the physical and digital worlds, bringing smartness all around.
In recent years this sector has been experiencing an incredibly fast progress trend. Advanced microelectronics and integration technologies enable miniaturization and production in high numbers at ever lower cost, so that electronic systems can be deployed in multiple scenarios, from inside our bodies to outer space. They allow the constant reinvention of telecommunications (with always better communication systems), automotive (with electric cars and autonomous driving), computing (powering Artificial Intelligence and pushing new frontiers with neuromorphic and quantum paradigms) and biomedical devices (overcoming human weaknesses, allowing minimally invasive surgery, and more generally improving prevention and diagnosis).
Via lectures, demonstrations and interactive activities, the programme will introduce some of the possibilities offered by present microelectronics devices and foreseen future applications, showing the many facets of the fascinating world of microelectronics.
The programme will cover four main topics:
- Semiconductor technology
- Integrated Circuits design
- Digital systems and embedded intelligence
Talks will be delivered by representatives from leading universities, research institutes and companies. Career testimonies by young engineers will complete the week.