Mentor Graphics User Conference 2013 to feature former TSMC CTO Mentor Graphics User Conference 2013 speaker line-up boasts a host of industry bigwigs, including former foundry CTO, Dr. Chenming Hu. Hu will give the keynote address on April 25 in San Jose, California, addressing the future of FinFET. “FinFET overcomes the impending show stopper that device physics imposes,” writes Hu, in his abstract. “The ultra-thin-body concept, which FinFET embodies, may lead to more new structures and materials research directions that can give relief for other future show stoppers such as the high cost of scaling by lithography.” Dr. Chenming Hu is the TSMC Distinguished Professor of UC Berkeley and a board director of SanDisk, Inc. and Friends of Children with Special Needs. He was formerly the Chief Technology Officer of TSMC. He is known for developing the 3D transistor, FinFET, that can be scaled to sub-10nm. He also developed IC reliability models and the industry-standard SPICE model used by most IC companies to design CMOS products. He has received the IEEE Andrew Grove Award, Solid State Circuits Award, Nishizawa Medal, and UC Berkeley’s highest honor for teaching–the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award. Mentor Graphics User Conference 2013 is slated to be held April 25, 2013 in San Jose, California at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton. This one day event is offered free of charge; however participants are responsible for their own business travel expenses. Complimentary refreshments including lunch and a networking event will be included. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. The session will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. Visit Mentor Graphics User Conference 2013’s website for more information on speakers and accomodations.