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Dr. PR ‘Chidi’ Chidambaram, Qualcomm

Semiconductor Process Needs for 5G and AI

January 14 (Thursday) 2021

Biography: Dr. Chidi Chidambaram leads the process technology and foundry engineering team at Qualcomm as Vice President Engineering. Qualcomm is a leader among the fabless industry in bringing leading-edge semiconductor technologies to manufacturing – Qualcomm was the first company to ship large volume products in multiple technologies such as EUV/ 6nm in 2019 and 10 nm technology in 2017. Chidi’s team is also responsible for RF devices to finFET and SOI transistors. Earlier, Chidi developed silicon technology at Texas Instruments and was instrumental in the first embedded SiGe implementation by semiconductor Industry. Chidi is recognized as an IEEE Fellow for contributions to strain engineering and Design Technology Co-Optimization.  Chidi’s 20+ year semiconductor career has evenly straddled research and development with over 60 each of refereed articles and patents.