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Computational Electronics & Photonics Forum
In line with IHPC’s mission to advance science and engineering through computational modeling and simulation, IHPC organised its first industry electronics forum cum networking session with members of the industry on 8 October 2008. The aim of the forum was to highlight IHPC’s competencies in computational electronics, electromagnetics and photonics as well as the emerging trends and techniques in the electronics industry. External speakers from Rohde and Schwarz (Germany), Mr Ulrich Konietzko, Fujikura (Japan), Dr Kensuke Ogawa, and ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems), Mr Chow Wee Sing, were invited to present at the forum, along with researchers from the Computational Electronics and Photonics programme in IHPC. The topics presented included computational techniques for the advancement of electronics, electromagnetics for PCB packages and semi-conductor devices, EMC research, nanoelectronic devices and silicon photonics to name a few. Emerging research areas on plasmonics and a new initiative known as the EMC virtual lab were also highlighted to the audience.
Dr Raj Thampuran, Executive Director of IHPC, said: “I am pleased to share that plasmonics, or “Light on a Wire”, is our new research thrust and is a field that potentially can bridge the link between nanoscale electronics and photonics. This technology can lead to radically new small-scale chip device technology able to transport data at speeds and frequencies equivalent to optical systems- all in the nanoscale! “
Dr Thampuran further added, “I sense that the speed of technological change in the 21st century will be unprecedented compared to the last century. Partnerships between Research Institutes and companies can become an effective way to respond to changes, create and innovate with despatch and deliver technologies and skills at the highest level. Collaboration is a much more powerful approach than individual and separate efforts.”
Many positive comments were also received from the industry participants during the networking session, who said they caught a good overview of IHPC’s capabilities and the latest developments in the electronics sector from the forum.
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