Be a frontrunner in enabling System and Application driven technology optimization for future semiconductor roadmap.
What you will do
Chip power density and consequently on-chip hot spot temperature have been increasing steadily because of non-ideal technology scaling, leading to severely thermally constrained designs. An unfortunate side effect of miniaturization and the continued scaling of CMOS technology is a steady increase in power densities. The resulting difﬁculties in managing temperature, especially local hot spots, have become one of the major challenges for designers. High temperatures have several detrimental effects on VLSI systems in terms of lower performance, increased static power, and lifetime of the system. For all these reasons, it is important to model chip temperature in an accurate but also efﬁcient way at all stages of the design. Thermal-aware design decisions can signiﬁcantly improve design efﬁciency and reduce design cost.
System-Technology Co-Optimization (STCO) is an attractive option where scaling at logic cell level will be complemented by scaling at a global system level. STCO involves the system (for example Server, board and CPU/SoC) to be disintegrated, and subsequently reintegrated more densely or efficiently by using imec integration technologies. The fundamental challenge is STCO is to find useful system level modules that can benefit immensely by enablement novel integration with next generation of logic and memory resulting optimization of power, cost and performance for targeted application domains. To explore such an optimization path, a framework needs to be built that can capture the benefits of such technology solutions at a system level –providing further knobs for continuing the scaling path. This postdoc research will focus on the thermal modeling of a system in the STCO context.
What we do for you
We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.
We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary with many fringe benefits.
Who you are
This postdoctoral position is funded by imec through KU Leuven. Because of the specific financing statute which targets international mobility for postdocs, only candidates who did not stay or work/study in Belgium for more than 24 months in the past 3 years can be considered for the position (short stays such as holiday, participation in conferences, etc. are not taken into account).
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