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CSL Seminar: Mike Peng Li, Altera Corporation

Speaker Mike Peng Li, Altera Corporation
Date: 4/14/2014
Time: 9:00 am
Location: 301 Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL)
Sponsor: CSL
Event Type: Seminars
  Mike Peng Li, a fellow at the Altera Corporation, will give a CSL Seminar at 9 a.m. Monday, April 14, in 301 CSL. The topic will be, "FPGAs -- Pushing the Limits of Innovation." The field programmable gate array (FPGA) has evolved tremendously over the past three decades since its first debut. While today's FPGAs look nothing like the early devices in the 1980s and 1990s, there remains one constant over the past 30+ years - the FPGA industry continues to innovate at an unprecedented rate. One of the primary benefits that FPGAs offer users is access to the latest, most advanced technologies, including latest CMOS process (e.g.,14 nm FinFet), IC design, and FPGA design and programming. As a result, systems companies and electronics manufacturers alike can rapidly develop, and get to market, the latest products that feature the most advanced capabilities. This talk will capture the evolution of the FPGA, showcase the device's current features and capabilities, and briefly highlight the innovative technologies that are being developed as a result. Mike Peng Li has been with Altera Corporation since 2007 and currently is an Altera Fellow. He is a corporate expert and adviser, as well as CTO office principal investigator (PI), on high-speed link technology, standard, SERDES and I/O architecture, electrical and optical signaling, silicon photonics, optical FPGA, high-speed simulation/debug/test, jitter, noise, signal and power integrity. He was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Wavecrest Corporation from 2000-2007. Li is a Fellow of IEEE, and an affiliated professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. He holds a PhD in physics (1991), an MSE (1991), in electrical and computer engineering and an MS in physics (1987), from the University of Alabama, Huntsville. He also holds a BS (1985) in space physics from the University of Science and Technology of China. He was a postdoc and then a research scientist on high-energy astrophysics at Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley (1991-1995). He has more than 100 publications on refereed journals and conferences and more than 20 granted patents.