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Event Name: Kate Gleason College of Engineering Dean’s Alumni Speaker Series
Category: Academic/College Events
Sub Category: College of Engineering
Description: Making Your Career in Semiconductors
...A Reality Check!
It seems like the semiconductor industry is hitting a wall!
...the Technology wall: a limit to CMOS scaling seems firmly in sight, spelling the end of Moore’s law.
...the Financial wall: posed by the constantly shrinking price of consumer electronics leading to disappearing profit margins and massive consolidation in the semiconductor space.
What do these trends mean for new entrants into the industry? Is everything going to move to Asian low-cost centers? Is there a career for engineers in the developed world? What are the skills needed to succeed in such a career?
This presentation will explore popular myths and associated realities about building a career in semiconductors in the next decade and offer some ideas on what the Engineer of 2020 will need to succeed.

Anand Gopalan
(KGCOE-EE ‘02/MicroE ‘05)
Sr. Director of Engineering
Rambus Inc. (CA)

Anand Gopalan is a Senior Director of Engineering at Rambus Inc, where he leads the worldwide analog mixed signal team in developing circuit technologies used in the mobile, gaming and consumer electronics space.
After graduating from the first Ph.D. Microsystems class at RIT, Anand went to Kawasaki Microelectronics where he worked his way up through the ranks from an engineer designing a wide variety of analog circuits to eventually leading the R&D and Mixed-signal IP development team. He has also held individual contributor positions at Atmel and Avago Inc. In early 2013, Anand began his current role at Rambus.
KGCOE Dean’s Alumni Speaker Series presented by
Kate Gleason College of Engineering & Office of Development




 
Schedules: 04/19/2013   (1:00 PM - 1:45 PM)
James E. Gleason Hall - Bldg 09 - Room 2139

 
Contact: DONNA BENIER
Email: dlbdar@rit.edu
Phone: 475-4045
 
Cost: 0