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Todd Younkin and Victor Zhirnov: Semiconductor Research Corporation

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join us for our weekly Zoom research talk. This week we welcome Victor Zhirnov, Chief Scientist, and Todd Younkin, President and CEO, Semiconductor Research Corporation.

Dr. Todd Younkin is a talented and seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in technology innovation. Dr. Younkin’s extensive Research and Development experience spans Intel’s 0.18um to 5nm nodes with technical contributions in novel materials, nanotechnology, integration, advanced lithography, and integrated photonics. Most recently, Dr. Younkin engineered, launched, and led all programmatic aspects of the five-year, $240 million JUMP research initiative. It has six multi-university, multi-disciplinary innovation Centers with 133 faculty, 835 students, and 360 industrial engineering liaisons. It emphasizes the advancement of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Materials to secure continued U.S. thought leadership.


Victor Zhirnov joined Semiconductor Research Corporation in 2004 and is the company’s Chief Scientist. He is responsible for envisioning new long-term research directions in semiconductor information and communication technologies for industry and academia. His semiconductor experience spans over 30 years in the areas of materials, processes, devices physics, fundamental limits and much more. He has authored and co-authored over 150 technical papers and contributions to books. Victor has served as the Chair of the Emerging Research Device (ERD) Working Group for the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). He currently leads Decadal Plan for Semiconductors initiative. Victor also holds an adjunct faculty position at North Carolina State University and has served as an advisor to a number of government, industrial, and academic institutions.

The Decadal Plan for Semiconductors


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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