2020 CICC Panels

2021 CICC Panels

Key issues and controversial topics are debated by leaders from the IC industry. CICC panel discussions are well known for their lively and thought-provoking discussions. The Q&A sessions provide the audience the opportunity to weigh in on the important issues.

Panel Sessions

Monday, April 26, 2021

12:30pm-2:00pm CDT

Are FoMs Killing Creativity?

Session Chair: Jerald Yoo, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Panelists: TBD


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

12:30pm-2:00pm CDT

Who is Leading Innovations, Academia or Industry?

Session Chairs: Sudip Shekhar, University of British Columbia, Canada & Mozhgan Mansuri, Intel, USA


  • Bram Nauta, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Matt Strayer, Managing Director, Maxim, USA
  • Zoran Zvonar, Fellow at Analog Devices, USA
  • Kailang Chen, VP of ASIC Design at Butterfly Network, USA
  • Terri Fiez, University of Colorado-Boulder, USA


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

11:00am-12:30pm CDT

Will THz IC Technology Catch Up with THz Applications?

Session Chairs: Chris Rudell, University of Washington, USA & Sudipto Chakraborty, IBM, USA


  • Ruonan Han, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Eshan Afshari, University of Michigan, USA
  • Kaushik Sengupta, Princeton University, USA
  • Michael Peeters, IMEC, Belgium


Thursday, April 29, 2021

12:30pm-2:00pm CDT

Machine Learning for Chip Design

Session Chairs: Farhana Sheikh, Intel, USA & Patrick Mercier, UCSD, USA


  • Hui Fu, Intel, USA
  • Mark Ren, NVIDIA, USA
  • Roni Khazaka, McGill, USA
  • Venkat Thanvantri, Cadence, USA
  • Azalia Mirhoseini, Google, USA


Friday, April 30, 2021

12:30pm-2:00pm CDT

Missing Arrow in My Quiver (The one component that I’d kill to have but doesn’t exist on an IC today)

Session Chairs: Antonio Liscidini, University of Toronto, Canada & Edoardo Bonizzoni, University of Pavia, Italy


  • Yannis Tsividis, Columbia University, USA
  • David Johns, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Harish Krishnaswamy, Columbia University, USA
  • Erik Klumperink, University of Twente, Netherlands