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Flash Memory Enabled Memory-Centric Computing Technologies


Flash Memory Enabled Memory-Centric Computing Technologies

  • LecturerDr. Keh-Chung Wang (Emerging Technology Officer of Macronix International)
    Host: Yuan-Hao Chang
  • Time2022-09-01 (Thu.) 10:30 – 12:30
  • LocationN106, IIS (Virtual talk is available)
Live Stream
Virtual Meeting Link:【webex
Meeting Code:2516 322 0253
In the era of big data and 5G, Flash memories continue to be developed rapidly and manufactured in high volume for high-density, low-power, and small-form factor storage of data and computation code. Memory-centric computing is emerging as a viable technology to complement traditional processor-centric computing. It minimizes data movement, thus reduces energy and overall data processing time. The Flash memories are excellent choices for in-memory search and in-memory computing, since they feature high capacity, large on-off ratio, tight distribution of threshold voltages, tunable read current, low read disturbance, robust and massively parallel operation, etc. In this presentation, the speakers will describe status and challenges of some Flash memory enabled memory-centric computing technologies at Macronix, as well as some potential applications.

Other Macronix Speakers

Hang-Ting Lue, IEEE Fellow, Director - Emerging Memory Technology R&D Division
Po-Hao Tseng, Project Manager - Electronic Material & Device Integration Division
Hsiang-Pang Li , Director - Emerging  System Laboratory

Han-Wen Hu, Project Manager - Emerging System Laboratory

Keh-Chung Wang received a BS degree in physic from National Taiwan University and a PhD degree in physics from California Institute of Technology. He is the Emerging Technology Officer of Macronix International, responsible for emerging R&D in memory technologies and system applications. Before joining Macronix in 2015, he worked at Rockwell, Conexant, OpNext, HRL, UMC, and ASTRI. He has 37-year experience in electronic device research, IC design, and management. He and his colleagues at Rockwell pioneered development of GaAs HBT technology and transferred it to production. The technology has been used broadly for microwave power amplifiers in cell phones. During 1975-1985, he participated in team research on experimental nuclear and neutrino physics at Caltech and UC Irvine.

Dr. Wang is an IEEE Life Fellow. He was a recipient of Rockwell's 1994 Engineer of the Year Award and 1995 Chairman's Team Award. He was a guest editor of Journal of Solid-State Circuits. Dr. Wang co-authored more than 200 journal and conference papers in the areas of physics, electronic devices, circuits, and systems.