Spintronics vs. Electronics


Spintronics is an emerging technology that has applications in many areas where silicon/semiconductor microelectronics and integrated circuits are used today. The applications range from non-volatile memories to very high frequency or near-THz tunable oscillators for future communication systems (6G). Spintronics is also a possible candidate for new computing paradigms, in particular hardware for artificial intelligence. In my presentation, a possible roadmap from basic physics research to industrial demonstrators will be discussed. I will also  give a survey of prototype spintronic technology from different vendors and focus on the benefits of circuit and system solutions where silicon microelectronics and spintronics are co-integrated.


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  • Date: 15 Dec 2021
  • Time: 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Stockholm
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Professor B. Gunnar Malm Professor B. Gunnar Malm of KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Spintronics vs. Electronics


Bengt Gunnar Malm (M’98 - SM’10) was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1972. Since 2020 he is a Professor in Integrated Devices and Circuits at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH, Sweden. He received the MSc degree in engineering physics from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, in 1997.  He received the PhD degree in Solid-State Electronics in 2002,  his thesis focused on high-speed silicon-germanium (SiGe) transistors. In 2011 he received the Docent degree also from KTH.  His research interests include semiconductor and spintronic device physics, characterization with emphasis on noise, fluctuations and variability, and also TCAD modeling. His recent work includes silicon-carbide (SiC) integrated circuits for extreme environments and noise and fluctuations in microwave spintronic devices. He has coauthored 3 book chapters, given a number of invited conference papers and one tutorial, and has one granted US patent.  Dr. Malm is a member of the ESSDERC TPC and served as co-chair for 2011 event in Helsinki. He was an organizer of ISTDM 2010 and ULIS 2014, and the 2012 general chair for the biannual GigaHertz Symposium and Swedish Radio and Microwave Days. He has an active interest in sustainability issues and served on the KTH Sustainability Council (KTH-S) 2011-2015 and 2017. He is currently serving as chairman of the faculty assembly at the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH.


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