Vabljeno predavanje: Luca Alloatti28.2.2023
Laboratorij za računalniške metode v elektroniki (Katedra za elektroniko) v torek, 7. marca, vabi na predavanje v angleškem jeziku z naslovom Towards open-source silicon chips.
Predavanje bo izvedel dr. Luca Alloatti v predavalnici P13 ob 11. uri.
Abstract: Following the success story of open-source software, silicon chips are on their way to become open-source as well. Open silicon means increased security, no vendor lock-in, faster innovation, technology diversification, resilience, democratization and accessibility to industry and education. Open-source silicon also requires open-source Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and suited licences to protect the openness of the hardware. Europe owned or produced significant know-how in the field. Where is it gone, and what does it take to revive it in an open-source context?
Biography: Luca Alloatti received the M.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Pisa (Italy) in 2004, the “Diploma di Licenza” from the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) in 2012 with a thesis entitled “High-Speed, Low-Power, and Mid-IR Silicon Photonics Applications”. He joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) in 2013 where he demonstrated the first microprocessor with optical interconnects. During 2017-2020 he led an electronic-photonic integration research group at ETH-Zurich (CH). He is now the president of the Free Silicon Foundation promoting free/libre and open-source EDA tools and hardware, and since 2022 he works on a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) for open-source hardware financed by the European Commission.