Archive for the Category "EAMTA 2017".


Martes, Mayo 16th, 2017

Synopsys Internships

The organizing committee of EAMTA and Synopsys, Inc. Chile announce the call for summer internships in microelectronics. These will be held during the summer at Synopsys offices in Santiago, Chile.

Santiago, Chile

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Lunes, Mayo 8th, 2017


Grants results!

In this file you will find grants assignation.

Grants registration are available now

Please, complete the form to access to grants request.

Important: Scholarship application are CLOSE.

EAMTA 2017 was announced Seasonal Schools in Circuits and Systems (SSCAS)!

Lunes, Abril 24th, 2017

The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society selected EAMTA 2017 as one of their Seasonal Schools in Circuits and Systems (SSCAS).

The organizing committee #EAMTA17 wants to make public their appreciation and be honored to be one of the three selected schools in Region 9 and one of six in the world.

The purpose of this Schools is to target students, early stage researchers and practitioners with backgrounds on the selected topics of the SSCAS to share their work and collaborate within the CAS community.

Tourism and Extra information

Lunes, Febrero 20th, 2017

Tourism and Extra information

Interactive Tourist Map of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires

More Information
For more information, visit the Buenos Aires City webpage.

Aerolineas Argentinas

Aerolíneas Argentinas was designated as the Official Featured Transporter of the 12th Argentine School of Micro-nanoelectronics, Technology and Applications (EAMTA 2017). Flying discounts are available in the AA’s congresses page.

After registration, you may request your discount vaucher provided by Aerolíneas Argentinas at

EAMTA Lecturers

Viernes, Enero 27th, 2017


EAMTA 2017 speakers

As traditionally, plenary talks are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at EAMTA.
Here, we present this year speakers and talks:

Intelligent Materials: the new frontier of nanotechnology

Dr. Galo Soler Illia (INS, UNSAM) was born in Buenos Aires in 1970. He studied Bachelor’s and Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences (UBA) between 1989 and 1998. He did postdoctoral studies in nanomaterials at the University of Paris VI. He returned to the country in 2003 and founded the Chemistry of Nanomaterials group at the CNEA, which currently employs about 20 researchers and fellows. He is Principal Investigator of CONICET, Adjunct Professor at DQIAyQF (FCEN, UBA) and has been a Guest Professor at the Universities of Paris VI and Melbourne. It is dedicated to designing and producing new nanosystems with intelligent architectures and customized properties, using chemical methods inspired by Nature. He has published a hundred scientific articles, trained human resources, and obtained several awards in chemistry, physicochemistry and nanotechnology. It maintains collaborative projects with national, foreign laboratories, and with industry. He makes scientific dissemination on television and has published 2 books on the subject.

Author of more than 120 scientific publications (+6500 citations), one international and two national patents. He has obtained national and international subsidies, and the Venancio Deloufeu awards 2006 (ANCEFN), Bernardo Houssay 2006 (SECyT) for young researchers and The 2009 Houssay Award from MINCyT in the area of ​​Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Advisor of assistant researchers, 7 finished PhD thesis, 5 ongoing, 3 ongoing postdoctoral fellows.

In 2015, he founded and direct the Instituto de Nanosistemas, Universidad Nacional de General San Martín.

Abstract. Materials exhibit an unusual behavior when their size is on the nanometer scale, due to changes in their electronic structure, the huge surface-volume relationship and the confinement of matter. At the nanoscale the quantum behavior of matter and its molecular nature are revealed. Today a huge variety of nanomaterials with custom properties is known, which is possible to produce from the techniques of molecular chemistry, supramolecular and materials. In this talk, I will show examples of how complex nanosystems, composed of several different types of nanomaterials, can be designed from building blocks and assembly principles using nanoscale forces. These nanosystems are capable of generating signals or responding to external stimuli, and can also integrate and connect to the most common platforms of optics and electronics, opening the possibilities to new intelligent devices.

Day: Monday, July 24
Time: 18:00
Room: To be confirmed

EUV lithography: what it takes to keep on shrinking

Dr. Ing. Nicolas Nemirovsky (ITBA) obtained his Professional Doctorate in Engineering at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Netherlands) in 2011 and his Electronic Engineering degree at the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires (ITBA) in 2008, having obtained a merit-based scholarship and winning the prize for best Final Studies Project.

Since 2016 he is Director of a Research Group on Smart Grids related with Renewable Energies in ITBA. He is Project Manager at the consulting department of the University towards the private and public sector, in miscellaneous topics related to Energy and Electronics Engineering.

He worked in ASML between 2011 and 2015. During his first year he worked as Test Engineer in the EUV (Extreme Ultraviolet) Illuminator Electronics. Between the years 2012 and 2015 he was Head of Technical Projects in the development of EUV sources for last generation lithographic machines. Among the different tasks carried out during this time are the work on the design of the safety architecture of the full laser system and the electronic architectures for the Final Focus Assembly, Timing and Energy Control and the tin Droplet Generator Steering System.

In university teaching, he is, since 2015, professor with exclusive dedication in the Electronic Materials Technology and Discrete Control courses and is one of the thesis advisers in Final Studies Projects. Since 2016 he has also been a guest speaker in the Alternative Energies course and participates in Training for Entrepreneurs (subject for all engineering degrees) and Communication for Engineering (admission course for all Engineering tracks).

Abstract. Moore’s Law tells us that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles every two years. It is used by consumers as an indication on how much smaller, faster, better electronics will be in the future. However, in the semiconductor industry, Moore’s Law is what sets the industry a target, what drives it.

In the heart of miniaturization lies lithography, since it drives some key parameters: imaging, which indicates how small a feature can be created, and overlay, which says how well can two layers of features be positioned with respect to one another.

Today, each nanometer increase in resolution and precision is only possible with significant efforts from multidisciplinary teams, and an ever-increasing investment in R&D. This can be clearly seen in Extreme UltraViolet (EUV) lithography technology, which is enabling the next semiconductor nodes, effectively prolonging Moore’s laws for the coming years.

These machines create EUV light by bombarding tiny droplets of tin with a high-power infrared laser with enough power to create a tin-plasma bubble, within an ultra-clean high vacuum consisting of an extremely low pressure of hydrogen. Many aspects of this technology are, in themselves, a technological breakthrough: from being able to create dozens of thousands of micrometer-wide tin droplets in one second, to being able to focus, fire and hit those droplets twice, in mid-flight, with one of the most power lasers in the world. This is an exemplary case-study where science and technology meet engineering to deliver the next step in semiconductor manufacturing.

Day: Tuesday, July 25
Time: 18:00
Room: To be confirmed

Smartness Is Everything – From Silicon to Software

Ing. Victor Grimblatt (Synopsys, Inc.) has an engineering diploma in microelectronics from Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG – France) and an electronic engineering diploma from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile). He is currently R&D Group Director and General Manager of Synopsys Chile, leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). He opened the Synopsys Chile R&D Center in 2006. He has expertise and knowledge in business and technology and understands very well the trends of the electronic industry; therefore he is often consulted for new technological business development.

Before joining Synopsys he worked for different Chilean and multinational companies, such as Motorola Semiconductors, Honeywell Bull, VLSI technology Inc., and Compass Design Automation Inc. He started to work in EDA in 1988 in VLSI Technology Inc. where he developed synthesis tools being one of the pioneers of this new technology. He also worked in embedded systems development in Motorola semiconductors.

In 1990 he was invited by professor McCluskey to present his work in Logic Synthesis at the CRC – Stanford University. He has published several papers in EDA and embedded systems development, and since 2007 he has been invited to several Latin American Conferences (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) to talk about Circuit Design, EDA, and Embedded Systems. From 2006 to 2008 he was member of the “Chilean Offshoring Committee” organized by the Minister of Economy of Chile. In 2010 he was awarded as “Innovator of the Year in Services Export”. In 2012 he was nominated to best engineer of Chile. He is also member of several Technical Program Committees on Circuit Design and Embedded Systems. Since 2012 he is chair of the IEEE Chilean chapter of the CASS. He is also the President of the Chilean Electronic and Electrical Industry Association (AIE)

Victor Grimblatt was professor of Electronics and IC Design in Universidad de Chile and Universidad de los Andes.

Abstract. Last year, in Seoul, a computer program called AlphaGo defeated 9 dan, and 18 times Go world champion Lee Se-dol by a score of 4-1. This year, in Barcelona, SoftBank Founder & CEO, Masayashi Son, in his MWC17 keynote predicted that by 2045 computers made with chips integrating 3 quadrillion transistors, will have a 10,000 IQ. Artificial intelligence is changing the rules of the game: new computing architectures are emerging that lead to new classes of processors in the cloud, as well as in the “things” aimed at revolutionizing our life: robotics, cars, homes, phones, “every thing” gets smarter. It is hard to overstate the promises and the challenges we are facing in the new applications emerging in the age of smarter “every thing”.

Moore’s law continues, quasi-relentlessly to enable exponentially larger chips manufactured using Angstrom-level process technologies, thus requiring smarter IC design tools; artificial intelligence may have an impact also on EDA, where the sheer complexity, which is approaching the limits of “plain” computation, could be addressed by “teaching” a “brain” how to solve certain classes of problems. Beyond Moore, better, tighter, smarter “integration” of processors and memory, delivering much higher bandwidth, enables new classes of processors – such as TPU – exponentially more parallel in architecture, thus enabling faster “machine learning”. On the one hand, AI may help EDA leapfrog the sheer complexity of Angstrom-level process technologies; on the other hand, innovative EDA may help AI happen.

Our entire industry is under pressure to de-risk and speed-up the critical intersections. Smartness is “every thing”!

Day: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 18:00
Room: To be confirmed

Registration Form

Lunes, Enero 16th, 2017

Registration Form


Jueves, Enero 5th, 2017


Early Registration

Registraciones tempranas

This year, the School will have the Early Registration modality. This means that the values ​​of the inscriptions will be differential according to:
Este año, la Escuela contará con la modalidad de Registro Temprano (Early Bird). Mediante esta modalidad, los valores de las inscripciones serán diferenciales según:

- Super Early Bird: January 16 to February 28 (Same prices EAMTA 2016! – ¡mismos precios EAMTA 2016!)
- Early Bird: March 1 to June 12
- Normal Registration: June 13 to July 9

¡Registration form is now available! Click here


To access to Early Bird Registration, you must pay and send the payment receipt before June 12 to Please indicate in the subject “Pago EB EAMTA”, indicating your full name and DNI (ID or Passport).

muArg Community

The Argentine Microelectronic community (muArg) composed by people participating in the EAMTA, shares job searches, technical consultations, course dates and other information of interest through the mailing list:


All attendees (school/conference) have to pay the corresponding registration fee, the grants are only for lodging/travel not for registration.

It is required the payment of the Full Registration of at least one author of each accepted Regular Paper to allow its inclusion in the proceedings of CAMTA. These will be available through IEEE Xplore® after the conference.

The accepted Student Posters must be covered with the payment of the Student Registration of at least one author of the work. These will be shown during the Posters Sessions in CAMTA. This payment include the possibility of to participate in a course of EAMTA, if the author wants.

If you wish to assist to the Welcome Asado, on Sunday July 23, it is required the payment of an extra confirmation fee, as is specified below. This payment is not requiered for full registration assistants.




EAMTA + Asado (*)


Undergraduate Student

AR$ 460

AR$ 610

Undergraduate Student IEEE member

AR$ 410

AR$ 560

PhD or MSc Student

AR$ 660

AR$ 810

PhD or MSc Student IEEE member

AR$ 610

AR$ 760

Professional (not student)

AR$ 1350

AR$ 1500

Professional (not student) IEEE member

AR$ 1250

AR$ 1400

Full (**)

US$ 300

US$ 300

US$ 300

Full for IEEE members (**)

US$ 275

US$ 275

US$ 275

(*) – Include CAMTA

(**) – Required for Regular Paper (includes IEEExplore publication)

Basic Digital Design

Jueves, Enero 5th, 2017

Basic Digital Design

Goal and abstract

The course aims to teach the basics of digital design.

In the first part it is reviewed the concepts of the HDL Verilog language and it is presented the basic elements of the digital design: Combinational circuits and sequential circuits.

During the second part the concepts of time and the delays of the gates and signals are addressed, in order to understand how to properly design a digital circuit. It is shown the importance of correct design, not only from the logical point of view, but also from the time domain, this is to make it work efficiently or, in our case, fast enough to meet the application requirments.

In the third part, a synchronous circuit will be simulated and implemented in an FPGA. During this process it will be verified that all the constraints are met and finally its logical operation will be validated.

Minimum Content

- Introduction to Verilog.
- Combinational, sequential and complexes circuits.
- Binary representation, fixed point and floating point.
- Temporal diagrams of combinational and sequential circuits.
- Examples combining basic elements to form other complex elements.
- Timing of the circuits.
- Synchronous circuits and delay of the gates.
- Characteristic times of the FF.
- Implementation of basic circuits in FPGA.


Download the schedule in this link!

Teaching Team

Dr. Ing. Ariel L. Pola (Clariphy-Fundación Fulgor) was born in Rio Cuarto, Argentina, in 1983. He received the Telecommunication Engineer degree from the Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Argentina, in 2008 and his Ph.D degree in engineering from the Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca, Argentina from 2016.

In 2009 he obtained a doctoral scholarship from the National Agency for the development of his thesis on “Reduced Complexity Architectures for Electronic Compensation Dispersion in High Speed Communications Systems” and in 2016 obtained the title of PhD in Engineering from the Universidad Nacional del Sur.

Since 2012, it has actively participated in the organization of the Argentine School of Micro-Nanocelectronics, Technology and Applications (EAMTA) and its associated CAMTA conference, whose objective is to promote the area between undergraduate and graduate students of the country and the region.

During 2009 to 2014 he collaborated in ClariPhy Argentina SA in the design and implementation of digital blocks for generations of chips for fiber optic systems from 10 Gbps to 600 Gbps.

Between 2013 and 2015, he collaborated in Fundación Fulgor in the development of a prototype for a Satellite Proximity-1 Modem for the SARE’s mission to the Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE).

He is currently member of the research staff at ClariPhy Argentina SA and Fundacion Fulgor. His research interests include high-speed architectures analysis for digital communication receivers, digital signal processing, and implementation of communication systems in ASIC and FPGA.

Ing. Nicolás Álvarez (UNSAM-FIUBA) is an electronic engineer from the University of Buenos Aires. He is a Regular Lecturer at the University of Buenos Aires, in the Digital Systems course, and Head of Practical Work with exclusive dedication at the National University of San Martín, at the Digital Electronics I and Digital Electronics II courses. He has participated in different projects agreements between the UBA and different institutions, such as the Faculty of Medicine of the UBA or CONAE.

He has taken postgraduate courses in Computer Security at the University of Buenos Aires and has participated in various courses and seminars in topics related to the design of Finite State Machines, functional verification of digital systems, voice over IP, among others. He has directed or participated as a jury in more than 8 thesis in electronic engineering.

Ing. Federico Zacchigna (FIUBA) has a degree in Electronic Engineer from the Engineer Faculty of the the University of Buenos Aires (2012), and aspiring to the title of PhD. in Engineering by the University of Buenos Aires. He is a lecturer in the Semiconductor Devices course in the electronic engineering career at FIUBA and is a lecturer in the FIUBA embedded systems specialization course.

He has participated in several projects as integrande of the Laboratory of Embedded Systems and has dictated several courses in Digital Systems for companies and in different congresses and symposiums.

We are UNSAM

Jueves, Enero 5th, 2017

We are UNSAM

Universidad Nacional de San Martín is an Argentinian State University, created in 1992 and has become a privileged space and a leader in academic training, research, cultural development and social transformation. It has a student population of around 19,000 students and an academic body of around 600 teachers and researchers.

The University is ranked as the number 12 in knowledge production in Argentina according to Scimago Ranking, and holds the second position in Argentina in terms of most publications in the best scientific journals of the world. This is the result of a distinctive combination of a socially engaged community, innovative programmes, and our great effort to pursue our mission, which is to support and develop “the power of talent”.

We developed strong, research-led partnerships with a range of leading universities in the world, especially in Europe and North America, such as École des Hautes Études en Sciences Socials, University of Paris 3-Sorbonne and Paris 8 (France), University of Kassel (Germany), University of Leeds (United Kingdom), Roma Tre University, Padova University (Italy), The New School University (Unites States), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, among others.
The University’s strongest fields of teaching and research are:

- Science and Technology, with many Engineering Degrees (Biotechnology, Telecommunications, Electronic, Vaccine, Environmental Studies, Nanoclays, Energy efficiency, Radionuclide, Transportation, Technology on Detection and Astroparticles, Medical Imaging, Diagnostic Imaging, Electromedicine, Computer Networking, Computer Programming, Laboratory, Nuclear Applications, Remote Sensing and Eco-IT)

- Medical Sciences (Rehabilitation science and technology, Biomedical applications, postgraduate medical programs)

- Humanities and Social Sciences (Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Local Development, Economics and Management, Psycopedagogy and Education, Chinese and Slavonic Studies)

- Arts (Cultural Heritage Research, Restoration, Object and Puppet Theatre, Dance, Combined Performing Arts, Documentary Film)

The UNSAM has signed almost 400 international agreements, from which have emerged or consolidated projects of investigation and various programs in: students and teachers exchange, joint cathedras, joint degrees and fellowships.

The University is constantly open for new partnerships based on academic and student exchanges, teaching, joint research, special programmes and innovation with leading universities and institutions.

Innovation Campus

Click here to know more about the Innovation Campus, place at Polo Científico-Industrial Constituyentes.

Tornavía building – Miguelete Campus

Microfrabrication and testing techniques

Miércoles, Enero 4th, 2017

Microfrabrication and testing techniques

Important: From June 6th, all students enrolled in this course will be placed on the waiting list.


Provide a general insight to deposition techniques related with microdevices fabrication, as well as pre-deposition strategies (surface preparation, buffer materials) and post-deposition alternatives (to modify and/or improve some aspects).
Offer a full perspective about testing techniques regarding functionality.
Ensure a deep comprehension about clean-room features (deposition techniques, substrate quality, materials impurity content) and their impact on devices’ performance.

Minimum Content

Introduction to Clean room environment
Substrate preparation: Introduction, substrates types and cleanning
Chapters of Fransilla: 1, 4, 12 and 13
Chapters of Fransilla: 8, 9 and 10
Deposition techniques
Chapters of Fransilla: 5, 6 and 7 and sputtering in detail
Electrical characterization
Chapter of Schroder: 1 and general remarks of experimental setup to be used
Etching techniques
Chapters of Fransilla: 4, 20 and 21
Structural characterizaction
Chapter of Fransilla: 2, Chapter of Ohring: 2
LOCOS process


This course is limited to 10 students.
The priority is the doctoral students. However, the other applicants will not be dismissed.

Teaching Team

Dr. Ing. Federico Golmar (UNSAM-INTI-CONICET) holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the U.B.A. 2003. He gets his PhD. of the University of Buenos Aires in the Engineering Area. He was a professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Buenos Aires and, since 2013, is a professor at the School of Science and Technology of the University of San Martín, dictating various doctoral courses. He directed 6 PhD or Master thesis. He has published more than 30 articles in scientific journals with reference, and numerous articles in congresses. His area of ​​research is the study of nanodevices and Nanofrabrication. He is an Associate Researcher at CONICET.

Since 2014, he direct the MeMOSat and LabOSat projects, developing ReRAM devices for space applications and the platforms for testing this technology in nano-satellites. In 2016, he was awarded with an INNOVAR prize in the category New Technologies in Scientific Research for the development of a Low-cost platform to perform experiments in Low Earth Orbits.

Federico Golmar is the General Chair of this EAMTA 2017.

Dra. Cynthia Quinteros (CAB.CNEA-CONICET) is a postdoctoral CONICET fellow at National Council of Atomic Energy (Bariloche-Argentina). She got a PhD (2016) and a degree in Physics (2011), both at Buenos Aires University on the topic of micro and nanoelectronics. Dr. Quinteros’ research interests are in the areas of clean-room processes, microfabrication techniques, multifunctional devices, memory storage, and radiation hardness. She performed scientific stays at ST (Catania-Italy), FZJ (Juelich-Germany) and INL (Braga-Portugal). She is also very interested in education, currently involved in informal teaching projects. She occupied a Physics professor position at National University of Río Negro (Bariloche-Argentina) and had worked as teaching assistant since 2008.

Lic. Mariano Barella (UNSAM-CONICET) is PhD student working in the field of resistive switching. He has a degree in Physics (2013) from University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Currently, his research is focus on micro and nanofabrication techniques and its impact on resistive switching devices. Mariano is a fellow of CONICET (argentinian council of science) and Sábato Institute of the National University of San Martín and National Atomic Energy Commission.

His research interests are non-volatile memory devices such as ReRAM and memristors, electrical transport in condensed matter (experimental approach), introduction of controlled defects in oxides and their effects on transport, and device physics and oxide electronics.

On 2015, he performed stays at the Iberian Nanotechnology Lab (INL, Braga – Portugal) and, since 2014, he actively participates in the MeMOSat project developing ReRAM devices for space applications (LabOSat). In 2016, he was awarded an INNOVAR prize in the category New Technologies in Scientific Research for the development of a Low-cost platform to perform experiments in Low Earth Orbits. Since 2011 is lecturer of the physics department of the Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences at UBA.

Mariano Barella is part of the Local Organizing Committee of EAMTA 2017.

Recommended bibliography

1. S. Fransilla, “Introduction to Microfabrication”, Wiley, 2004
2. D. K. Schroder, “Semiconductor Material and Device Characterization”, 3ed, Wiley, 2006
3. M. Ohring, “Material science of thin films”, 2ed, Elsevier, 2001