High Performance and Energy Efficient SoC Design Challenges and Opportunities for the Sub-10nm Technology Era: From AI to IoT Platforms


Jacobs Hall, Room 2512, Jacobs School of Engineering, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, California 92093

Sponsored By:
Professor Patrick Mercier

Ram K. Krishnamurthy
Senior Research Director and Senior Principal Engineer
Intel Labs
Ram K. Krishnamurthy

Speaker Bio:
Ram K. Krishnamurthy is a Senior Research Director and Senior Principal Engineer at Intel Labs, Hillsboro, Oregon. He heads the high performance and low voltage circuits research group. In this role, he leads research in high performance, energy efficient, and low voltage circuits for microprocessors and SoCs, and has made contributions to the circuit design of various generations of Intel products, including Intel® Itanium®, Pentium4®, Core®, Atom® and Xeon® line of microprocessors and SoCs. He has been at Intel Corporation since 1997.Krishnamurthy has filed over 160 patents (115 issued), and has published 150 papers and 3 book chapters on high performance energy efficient circuits. He serves as chair of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) technical advisory board for circuits, has been a guest editor of IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, associate editor of IEEE transactions on VLSI systems, and on the technical program committees of ISSCC, CICC, and SOCC conferences. He served as Technical Program Chair/General Chair for the IEEE International Systems-on-Chip Conference and presently serves on the conference’s steering committee. Krishnamurthy serves as an adjunct faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Oregon State University, where he taught advanced VLSI design. He is a board member of the industry advisory board for State University of New York. Krishnamurthy has received the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference distinguished technical paper award, IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference best paper award, outstanding industry mentor award from SRC, Intel awards for most patents filed and most patents issued, Alumni recognition award from Carnegie Mellon University, distinguished alumni award from State University of New York, MIT Technology Review’s TR35 innovator award, and recognized as a top ISSCC paper contributor. He has received two Intel Achievement Awards for pioneering the first sparse-tree ALU technology and the first AES security accelerator on Intel products. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and distinguished lecturer of IEEE solid-state circuits society. Krishnamurthy received his BE in electrical engineering from National Institute of Technology in India (1993), MS in electrical and computer engineering from State University of New York (1994), and PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (1997).

Bethany Carson
Phone: 858-822-6347