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ITC Early Registration Extended to Monday, October 24.
ITC 2016 Thursday Keynote Speaker: Ken Hansen, CEO, Semiconductor
Mr. Hansen will give the Thursday keynote address, Addressing Semiconductor Industry Needs: Defining the Future Through Creative, Exciting Research
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:00 am
In the history of the semiconductor industry, there has been no other period in time with as much uncertainty in the way forward. But with uncertainty comes great opportunity. There is a need for transformative innovation fueled by breakthrough research to reinvigorate the growth of the industry. This talk will identify some of the new exciting challenges the industry is facing and research areas where investment is needed to address them. Systems of the future —autonomous vehicles, internet of things, self-adaptive configurations modeled on biology—will require advanced techniques to test them, secure them, reduce their power, and produce them without error. This increase in complexity coupled, with a decreasing ability to rely on deterministic circuits, requires new approaches to be created by cross-disciplinary teams co-optimizing across the entire design hierarchy space.
ITC 2016 Wednesday Keynote Speaker: Professor Rob A. Rutenbar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Prof. Rutenbar will give the Wednesday keynote address, Hardware Inference Accelerators for Machine Learning
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm. This is a special keynote in honor of Professor Edward J. McCluskey
Machine learning (ML) technologies have revolutionized the ways in which we interact with large-scale, imperfect, real-world data. As a result, there is rising interest in opportunities to implement ML efficiently in custom hardware. We have designed hardware for one broad class of ML techniques: Inference on Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGMs). In these graphs, labels on nodes encode what we know and “how much” we believe it; edges encode belief relationships among labels; statistical inference answers questions such as “if we observe some of the labels in the graph, what are most likely labels on the remainder?” These problems are interesting because they can be very large (e.g., every pixel in an image is one graph node) and because we need answers very fast (e.g., at video frame rates). Inference done as iterative Belief Propagation (BP) can be efficiently implemented in hardware, and we demonstrate several examples from current FPGA prototypes. We have the first configurable, scalable parallel architecture capable of running a range of standard vision benchmarks, with speedups up to 40X over conventional software. We also show that BP hardware can be made remarkably tolerant to the low-level statistical upsets expected in end-of-Moore’s-Law nanoscale silicon and post-silicon circuit fabrics, and summarize some effective resilience mechanisms in our prototypes.
ITC 2016 Keynote Speaker: Walden C. Rhines, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mentor Graphics
Mr. Rhines will give the keynote address, The Business of Test: Test and Semiconductor Economics
at the Plenary Session of ITC, November 15, 2016 at 9 am.
Test methodology changes have historically been driven largely by necessity—critical needs for cost reduction or quality improvements. This history makes possible the prediction of future changes. Dr. Rhines will review the driving forces for prior discontinuities in design-for-test, analyze the rates of adoption of new test methodologies, and discuss the likely forces that will change our test priorities in the future.
ITC 2016 Advance Program Available
The 2016 ITC Advance Program is now available for download. The AP gives you all the information you need on Testweek activities, including papers, keynotes, panels, tutorials, workshops – and parties too. Download it here .
The AP will be updated as details are finalized. Follow us on Twitter to learn of updates.
Last revision: 10/15/16.
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ITC Registration Now Open
Registration for ITC 2016 is now open. Visit the Registration Page for the registration link and also to reserve your room in Fort Worth.
The ITC Nano-Blog – Updated 9/26/16, 10:01 pm – Welcome our Student Blogger, Allison Garcia
The ITC Nano-Blog has real-time thoughts about this year’s conference. Read it, and send your own contributions. Find it at http://itctestweek.org/papers/itc-nano-blog This entry is an introductory blog from our new student blogger,Allison Garcia, from SMU.
Also, a blog from me on the Advance Program, Registering, a way of saving money for your company and getting something out of it, and parties.
Test Week Tutorial Details Now Available
In 2016 ITC offers 12 excellent tutorials to get you started on an area of test or to help you go into more depth in an area you are already familiar with. You can find out more details about the tutorials at the
Tutorials Page or by clicking the Tutorials button above.
Call for Submissions: IEEE International Workshop on
Defects, Adaptive Test, Yield and Data
Analysis – DATA-2016
ITC is proud to host the NXP Smarter World Tour
Experience NXP’s Smarter World Tour at ITC as the famed “Lab on Wheels” brings the Internet of Things to life on the exhibit floor at ITC. With more than 170 demos that let you interact with ADAS demos, RF cooking devices, Smart home automation, wearables and more, you will get a first-hand look at the connected world of tomorrow.
Follow this link to get to the NXP Smarter World Tour home page and watch a video about the truck.
Hotel Reservations for ITC2016 in Fort Worth Available
Reservations for the two ITC Hotels in Fort Worth, the Sheraton and the Omni, are available through Connections Housing which is the only authorized way to make your reservations.
ITC is a volunteer driven conference. Besides paper authors, paper reviewers and program committee members, many people work behind the scenes to put on ITC each year. It is a big job and we need help.
Here is more information on volunteer opportunities and how to contact us. Thanks for supporting ITC.
Evaluation Engineering Magazine and ITC are Media Partners
Evaluation Engineering is the magazine for engineers and engineering managers responsible for test and total product quality in electronics. Evaluation Engineering is written by engineers for engineers Visit them at http://www.evaluationengineering.com or on the ITC Exhibit Floor in October.
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ITC Announces Partnership with VLSI.
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