Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker 1

Professor Ru Huang
Peking University, Institute of Microelectronics Beijing, China

Title: Steep-Slope Devices for Future  Ultra-Low Power Applications

Biodata: Prof. Ru Huang (M’98–SM’06) received the B.S. (highest honors) and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1991 and 1994, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in microelectronics from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1997. She joined the faculty of Peking University in 1997, and is currently a Professor and the Dean of School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University. Her research interests include emerging low power new devices, nonvolatile memory devices, low power neuromorphic devices and device reliability/variability. She has authored or coauthored four books and nearly 200 papers, including the papers in the top-tier conferences and journals in the field, such as IEDM, VLSI Technology Symposium, IEEE ED Letters, IEEE T-ED. She is the holder of over 150 granted patents. She is also the winner of many academic awards in China. Dr. Huang is IEEE Fellow, IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer, chair of EDS SRC R10 and elected EDS BoG member. She is the General Chair/Co-Chair of ICSICT 2016/2014/2012 and ISPLED 2013, Technical Program Co-Chair of ICSICT 2004 and 2008, committee member of IEDM 2010-2011/2014-2015 and many other international conferences and symposiums.


With CMOS technology continues scaling, the standby power increases rapidly and becomes even higher than the active power. New devices with steep subthreshold slope have attracted much attention as possible solutions for power-constrained applications, such as IoT, wearable and implantable bio-medical applications. In addition, Non-Von Neumann architecture for low power system In this talk the recent research of steep-slope devices will be overviewed. New injection-tunneling hybrid-control operation mechanism and related device design and fabrication will be presented for comprehensive property enhancement with improved figures of merit (FoM). The potentials and issues of steep slope devices for circuit applications will also be briefly discussed.


Keynote Speaker 2

Professor El-Sayed Negim

Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU), School of Chemical Engineering  Almaty, Kazakhstan

Title: Photoluminescence studies on Dy(III)- dibenzoylmethane Ternary Complexes with 1, 10-Phenanthroline Derivatives 

Biodata:  Prof. Dr. El-Sayed Negim holds the position of Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering School at Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU), Almaty, Kazakhstan, National Research Centre, Polymer & Pigment Department, Cairo, Egypt and Professor at K.I. Satpaev Kazakh National Research Technical University, Almaty. He graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry in 1992. Since then he has been working the field of polymer chemistry, and particularly on research and development of various polymer resins for cement, paint, coating, adhesive, fertilizer, antibacterial and antifungal applications. His PhD (awarded in December 2006) work was Polymer Engineering in Al-Farabi- Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. He is employed as a researcher in National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt. Prof. Dr. Negim awarded as a post-doctoral scholar for 3 years (2007-2010) at Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea (scholarship awarded by Korea Science and Engineering Foundation). One of his research projects in Korea, in collaboration with Jindo Chemical co. Ltd, is ‘Preparation water-soluble polyurethane having comb-shaped and it is application in waterproof’. He worked as visiting researcher in School of Chemical Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 2010-2012) project entitle «Synthesis and application of luminescence compounds for the production of flexible OLED”. Over the years, he has published over 7 patents and more than 130 Journal/Conference Articles. Prof. Dr. Negim worked as academic staff in Faculty of Science and Engineering, Wolverhampton University, UK (2013-2015). He was awarded in 2013 a Marie Curie project as part of the EU-funded project entitles “Production of Sustainable Self-Compacting Concrete”. He has worked in five countries (i.e. National Research Centre – Egypt, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University – Kazakhstan, Korea Polytechnic University and Jindo Chemical company– South Korea, School of Chemical Science Universiti Sains Malaysia- Malaysia, School of Science Engineering and Wolverhampton University, UK).


Photoluminescence studies on Dy(III)- dibenzoylmethane Ternary Complexes with 1, 10-Phenanthroline Derivatives

Lanthanide ß-diketonate complexes have been intensively studied as emitting materials in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). In this study, the binary complex of Dy(III) with dibenzoylmethane (DBM) was synthesized. Four ternary complexes of Dy (III) were obtained by the addition of 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) and its derivatives as second ligand adduct. The isolated complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, infrared (IR) spectra, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and fluorescence spectrometry. All complexes are shown to be fluorescing. A strong emission band at blue-green region was observed from all complexes at 461nm, 484 nm and 526 nm excited at 333 nm. Tris-(dibenzoylmethane)(4,7-dimethyl-1,10 phenanthroline)dysprosium(III) [Dy(DBM)3dmphen] offered the highest luminescent intensity compared to the others and Tris-(dibenzoylmethane)(4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline)dysprosium(III) [Dy(DBM)3dmphen] found to be the most thermally stable.


 Keynote Speaker 3

 Mr Fakhrozi Che Ani
Senior Advanced Technology Engineer 
Jabil Circuits Sdn Bhd Penang

Title: Trend on development flexible and stretchable printable electronic for IOT sensing applications.

Biodata: Fakhrozi Che Ani is a Senior Advanced Technology Engineer (R&D: Asian Region) at Jabil Circuit Sdn Bhd, Penang , Malaysia (International Company based in US). His major role in developing new technology content for Advanced Assembly & Printed Electronic. His identified as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by Electronics Packaging Research Society (EPRS), Malaysia. He has experience almost 20 years in the SMT. He is a champion for many root cause findings and fundamental analysis pertaining Surface Mount Technology. He obtained Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK and also obtained Master Degree (Research) from Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN). He is currently pursuing further study (PhD) in the field of materials science in Malaysia (Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (IMEN)). On his Technical contributions, he has published more than 25 research papers to well recognized international journal (Science Direct, Emerald, AJSE & IEEE). He has played major consultancy roles to many universities (Malaysia) who seeking expertise in the field of SMT. His expertise is well recognized by the universities in Malaysia that he currently supervised 2 Master Degree students from University Science Of Malaysia and has supervised more than 10 final year research students from various universities in Malaysia. Appointed by USM (School of Material and Mineral Resources Engineering) as Industry/Community Advisory Panel (2016-2018).

A trend of development flexible and stretchable printable electronic of IOT sensing applications

Abstract: Flexible and stretchable device technology is getting high demand in the development of wearable and internet of things sensing device applications. Currently, printable electronic is a crucial not only flexible capability but also in a stretchable manner that allowed pervasive and unobtrusive sensing applications. A popular approach is to design an electrical circuit in a meander-based shape e.g. horse-shoe, serpentine and so forth. It aims in minimizing stress and strain concentrations during deformation. In this presentation, circuitry track design consideration and challenging on surface mount technology will be discussed as well. Besides a stress on geometrical dimension circuitry track, an intrinsic problem with the stretchable conductive circuit package remains (e.g. adhesion) to the substrate, compatible elastic modulus between the ink and substrate phases as well as the homogeneity of conductive filler in the ink matrix. This is partly attributed to different elastic modulus between the substrate and conductive film which result in local rupture during stretching. By introducing conductive fillers into the polymeric binder will end up in the settling of the fillers to the bottom layer that disrupting efficient electrical conductivity. A hybrid integration between a rigid electronic component with the stretchable substrate and polymer conductive ink was characterized and proof with our current prototype on the temperature sensing system. Jabil roadmap and trend on the flexible and stretchable device also will be presented.



Keynote Speaker 4

 Professor Ibrahim Ahmad 
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Universiti Tenaga Nasional ( UNITEN)

Title: Development of Thin-Film CIGS Solar Cell Technology in Malaysia

Biodata: Prof Dr Ibrahim Ahmad currently a Professor at Electronics and Communication Department, College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kampus Putra Jaya, Selangor. He started his career as Nuclear Science Officer from 1982-1992 at Nuclear Researh Centre, PUSPATI, Bangi, Selangor. In 1992, he shifted to Malaysia’s Institute for Microelectronics and System (MIMOS) as Research Officer in Semiconductor Division. In 1997, he  retired from MIMOS. And joined Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) as a Lecturer at Dept. Of Electrical, Electronics & System, Faculty of Engineering,.. He joined UNITEN in May 2008 as Professor at Electronics & Communication Dept, College of Engineering.He received research grants from MOSTI_IRPA, UKM, UNITEN, and Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) in development of 3D Advanced Semiconductor Packaging, Thin film development for Solar Cell and . Development of micro exchanger for liquid-based thermal management in high-performance semiconductor package, and Optimisation of cycle time in manufacturing of IC Chip at SilTerra respectively. He is a member of numerous committees at national and international levels, including the recent MS IEC 62624-2011 Technical Committee Test Methods for measurement of Electrical properties of carbon nano tubes.. Prof Ibrahim has published over 250 papers in national and international journals, and conference proceedings..


CIGS thin-film solar cell, also known as second generation PV technology, uses advanced materials in order to increase solar cell efficiency. One of the thin-film materials is Copper Indium di-Selenide (CuInSe2) or CIS. CIS was considered promising for solar cells because of its favourable electronic and optical properties. It was later found that by substituting Gallium (Ga) for Indium (In), the band-gap can be increased from about 1.04 electron-Volt (eV) for CIS films to about 1.68eV for Copper Gallium di-Selenide (CuGaSe2) or CGS cells in short. Optimal devices have been fabricated with partial substitution of Ga for In, leading to a substantial increase in overall efficiency and more optimal band-gap. These solar cells are commonly known as a copper indium gallium di-selenide [CuInxGa(1-x)Se2], or CIGS, cells. The CIGS solar cell is designed with direct band-gap material that can absorb a significant portion, from 300nm to 1300nm, of the solar spectrum. Because of this, CIGS is capable to achieve the highest efficiency of any thin-film technology. CIGS utilizes less material which allows lower power-to-weight ratio as well as reducing the cost for fabrication. A tuneable band-gap allows the possibility of tandem CIGS devices. The grain boundaries form an inherent buffer layer, preventing surface recombination and allowing for films with grain sizes of less than 1 μm to be used in device fabrication. CIGS panels have excellent performance during low light, cloudy or hazy conditions. Thus, a research on the development of thin-film CIGS solar cell technology and its charge controller module is proposed. The main objective of the research is to acquire the knowledge and the process capability of locally developed CIGS solar cell technology. This objective is also in line and facilitates the nation target to achieve 5% of renewable energy consumption by year 2020.