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NDIA Electronics Division - April Webinar Series

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Subject: A Primer on Microelectronics Technology

Today's complex, high performance electronic component is the progeny of years of collective development across many disparate disciplines. The result is a truly modern marvel. Microprocessors chips which are just a fraction of an inch across now contain over 5 billion transistors and 21 kilometers of wiring, with performance that is limited only by the speed of light in the medium. Successive generations of technology development have enabled this miracle.

This three part tutorial will provide an overview of how the modern microprocessor is realized, starting with logic design, and going right through the device physics, circuit design, mask and fabrication technology, reliability, testing, and packaging of the component.

If you would like to purchase Red-Cyan 3D glasses for a virtual fly-through of a modern microprocessor chip, please follow the link or purchase similar from another vendor. Glasses are optional: https://www.rainbowsymphonystore.com/products/red-cyan-paper-3d-glasses

The tutorial will conclude with a glimpse of what lies ahead in the discipline.


Kerry Bernstein is a consultant with MTSI, supporting hardware security technologies for DoD. Formerly, he served for six years as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). His interests are in the area of hardware security and emerging high-performance post-CMOS device technologies. Mr. Bernstein's career was at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and IBM Microelectronics, working for 33 years in the leading edge, high performance/low-power computing devices and circuits domain. He attributes any successes realized to be due in large part to being surrounded by wonderful people throughout his entire career. Mr. Bernstein received his B.S. (1978) in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and continued graduate work at the University of Vermont. He has co-authored four (4) textbooks, holds 155 patents, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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