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D3: Technologies enabling future mobile connectivity & sensing


Dissemination Workshop


Half day, 13:30


Room 7


This workshop will demonstrate how European SOI technologies are currently enabling the development of mobile connectivity and sensing devices, and present alternative technologies and integration strategies to realize future (sub)THz mobile devices. Existing technology platforms and their recent evolution within the BEYOND5 project will be presented, and more disruptive technologies (e.g. InP), architectures and integration approaches will be discussed. The workshop will demonstrate recent obtained results in the field of V2X communications, automotive radar sensors and digital beamforming for base station. Also suitable applications for (sub)THz frequencies will be presented while addressing what the problems aught to be solved for future deployment.


François Brunier (SOITEC, FR)

Jan Craninckx, Björn Debaillie (imec, BE)

Erkan Isa (Fraunhofer EMFT, DE)

Dominique Morche (CEA-Leti, FR)

François Brunier graduated as physics and electronics Engineer from Centrale-Supelec in 1997. From 1998 to 2002, he worked as device integration engineer for embedded DRAM products in STMicroelectronics Crolles. In 2002, he joined Soitec as head of advanced characterization laboratory. From 2009 to 2011, as a product manager, he led the RF-SOI and power SOI product development and offering. Since 2012, as a partnership program manager, he is in charge of European collaborative KDT programs, IPCEI and public relations.


Jan Craninckx obtained his Ph.D. degree in microelectronics from the KULeuven in 1997, and was with Alcatel Microelectronics as a senior RF engineer until 2002. He then joined IMEC (Leuven, Belgium), where he currently is IMEC fellow for RF, mmwave, analog and mixed signal circuit design. Dr. Craninckx has authored and co-authored more than 200 papers, book chapters and patents, was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE JSSC, and is an IEEE fellow.


Björn Debaillie leads imec’s collaborative R&D program on cutting-edge IoT technologies, covering high speed communications, high resolution sensing, and neuromorphic computing. As a seasoned researcher & manager, he is responsible for strategic collaborations and partnerships, innovation management, and public funding policies as well as the operational management and coordination across imec’s collaborative programs and projects. Björn Debaillie coordinates public funded projects and seeds new initiatives. He holds patents, received awards and authored books and international papers published in various journals and conference proceedings.


Dr. Erkan Isa (Male) is with Fraunhofer EMFT since April’13, founding the IC Design group at this center. He holds PhD’12 in Microelectronics from EPFL, MS’06 in Microelectronics from TU Hamburg-Harburg, BS’05 in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), and BS’03 in Electronics and Comm. Eng. from ITU. From 2007 to 2010 he was with CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France, working on the design and optimization of A/D converters in deep sub-micron technologies. Between 2010 and 2013 he worked for Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe GmbH in Munich as an analog and mixed-signal design engineer, contributing to the key mixed-signal IPs for automotive SoC products. Dr. Isa serves as Group Manager and have been coordinating collaborative programs for Fraunhofer, e.g. SERENE-IoT (PENTA), THINGS2DO (ENIAC), ADMONT (ECSEL), WAYTOGO FAST (ECSEL), REFERENCE (ECSEL), OCEAN12 (ECSEL), BEYOND5 (ECSEL). Dr. Isa had served as Technical Program Chair and General Co-Chair for IEEE NEWCAS 2018 and NEWCAS 2019, respectively.


Dominique Morche received the M.Sc. degree in engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electricité et de Radioelectricité de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1994. His Ph.D. mainly focuses on sigma–delta AnalogTo-Digital Converter (ADC). From 1994 to 2001, he was with France Telecom, Meylan, France, as a Research Engineer. He has been involved in the architecture and design of analog circuits for telecom applications. He is currently with the Commissariat à l’énergie Atomique-Leti Minatec, Grenoble, where he is a Research Director. His current field of research is in the specification and design of RF architecture for UWB, mmwave, and the IoT systems.

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