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Cycle of conferences "The Silent Revolution"

Talks, conferences and round tables organized by the IMB-CNM on the occasion of the anniversary of the transistor between 2022 and 2023. With invited experts and with the participation of staff from the institute.

Presente y futuro de la Micro y Nanoelectrónica

Talk by Spanish professor Tomás Palacios, director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratory at the MIT (US). Palacios reports on the latest advances in micro and nanoelectronics and the main limitations that compromise the improvement of these systems in the future. The talk presents a summary of the technologies and ideas that are currently being developed to extend the benefits of electronics and allow the development of a new generation of electronic systems, 1000 times more powerful than current ones. This will inaugurate a new era of electronics, much safer and more robust, and that will allow progress towards a more sustainable future and where computing and communications work in a coordinated manner to improve our world. Held in an online connection on June 1 at 4:00 p.m. (CET).

El 75 aniversario del Transistor Bipolar: La invención más importante del siglo XX

Lecture by professor Ignacio Mártil (Professor of Electronics at the Complutense University of Madrid and member of the Spanish Royal Physical Society) on "possibly the most important invention of the 20th century". Held on May 24, 2022 at the Institute of Catalan Studies, in Barcelona.

Experiences Working in California’s Silicon Valley of the 1980s

Invited lecture by Alexander A. Grillo (Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California Santa Cruz. Retired) on his experiences working in California’s Silicon Valley in the 1980s in two so-called “startup” companies and in one of the standard bearers, Intel Corporation. Held online on November 21st, 2023.

LA microelectrònica

Talk by Núria Salán (President of the Catalan Society of Technology and UPC-Terrassa Professor) on the invisible contribution of women, technicians and scientists to the history of microelectronics. Held on June 8, 2022 at the Institute of Catalan Studies, in Barcelona.

Other face-to-face talks

Xips, xips, xips... aquests minúsculs desconeguts

Talk by Luis Fonseca (director of the IMB-CNM) at the National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (MNACTEC) in Terrassa, on the occasion of Science Week. Exclusively in person on November 17, 2022.

De la ràdio del iaio a la Playstation 5: el transistor fa 75 anys

Talk by Elisabet Prats Alfonso, CIBER-BBN researcher at the IMB-CNM, on the occasion of the inauguration of the exhibition The Silent Revolution at the UAB Science and Technology Library. Held on November 29, 2022 in an exclusively face-to-face format.

El mes mágico de la invención del transistor

Talk by David Quirion (director of the Micro and Nanofabrication Clean Room of the IMB-CNM) in the Science and Technology Library of the UAB. Exclusively in person on December 13, 2022.