The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) will host the third in its series of semiconductor R&D for energy efficiency workshops in August.

The first workshop in January focused on the potential of semiconductor-based sensor systems to increase manufacturers’ energy efficiency. The second workshop focused on the manufacture of ultra-energy-efficient semiconductor devices. This third workshop will focus on RDD&D opportunities to improve device and manufacturing capabilities for analog and neuromorphic computing approaches that have the potential to increase the energy efficiency of microelectronic systems.

During the upcoming workshop, representatives from the research community—especially industrial researchers—will discuss the latest advances in analog and neuromorphic computing hardware technologies, which industries and applications are best suited to benefit from them, and the engineering barriers and challenges that slow or prevent scale-up and potential integration with current semiconductor technologies.

In hosting this workshop, AMO seeks advice from industry stakeholders with expertise in analog hardware for communications, analog hardware for sensing applications, and neuromorphic computing. The presentations and discussions during the workshop will offer you an opportunity to:

  • Provide input to guide AMO’s future portfolio of RDD&D investments
  • Gain perspective on trends, drivers, and challenges for next-generation analog and neuromorphic computing hardware
  • Learn from the experience of all attendees through interactive facilitated discussions
  • Discover investment, business, and job opportunities on the horizon