Huiming Bu was talking about humanity’s attempts to keep up with and surpass Moore’s law. In IBM’s case, that entails decreasing the size of chips while increasing their performance and energy consumption. Stacking the chips on a three dimensional plane will improve their efficiency and power the next generations of devices, from mobile phones to autonomous cars.
Huiming Bu is the VP, Semiconductor Technology Research & Albany Operations at IBM Research. He is responsible for semiconductor technology pathfinding for IBM and joint development partners. Current focus includes advanced logic, emerging memories, advanced packaging and heterogeneous integration, and analog AI hardware.
Zulfikar Abbany is a Senior Science Editor and multimedia journalist for Germany’s international broadcaster, DW (Deutsche Welle). He has produced and presented events for the European XFEL, DESY and World Health Summit in Germany, DATA.SPACE in Glasgow and spoken at the Battle of Ideas in London. Before that he was in news and current affairs with Australia Network television and Radio Australia for the Asia Pacific region. He has written for New Scientist, The Independent, The Observer, Sydney Morning Herald and The (Melbourne) Age newspapers.