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The Semiconductor Industry – From a grain of sand technology emerges

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March 20, 2021 @ 6:00 PM 7:30 PM GMT

The world is now going through the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is transforming our lives by digitising all sectors from education to health, transport, banking and others. We have recently witnessed a strong trend towards automation manifesting itself in robotics, AI, machine learning, super-fast mobile networks and self-driving cars to name a few. The underlying technology that facilitates all this, is advanced micro electronics and programming. It is this fusion of both sectors in one industry that is somewhat still a mystery for the vast majority of people. The focus of this webinar is on the semiconductor industry, how it has evolved over the last few decades, where it is now and how big the future opportunities are.

This technology starts from a grain of sand and finishes in the transistor!

صناعة أشباه الموصلات – من حبة رمل تولد التكنولوجيا المتقدمــة

يمر العالم الآن بالثورة الصناعية الرابعة التي تحول حياتنا جميعاً من خلال رقمنة العديد من القطاعات كالتعليم والصحة والنقل والبنوك والأتصالات وغيرها. لقد شهدنا مؤخرًا اتجاهًا قويًا إلى التشغيل الآلي (الأتمتة) الذي يتجلى في الروبوتات والذكاء الاصطناعي والتعلم الآلي وشبكات الأتصالات فائقة السرعة والسيارات ذاتية القيادة على سبيل المثال لا الحصر. التكنولوجيا الأساسية التي تسهل كل هذا التطور تكمن في صناعة الالكترونيات الصغيرة المتقدمة والبرامجيات واندماج كلا القطاعين في صناعة تعتبر لحد ما لغزا للغالبية العظمى من الناس. ينصب تركيز هذه الندوة على صناعة أشباه الموصلات، وكيف تطورت على مدى العقود القليلة الماضية، وأين هي الآن، ومدى ضخامة الفرص المتاحة في المستقبل

هذه التكنولوجيا تبدأ من حبة رمل لكي تتحول الى ترانزستور!

About the Speaker

Dr. Alaa Alani MIET CEng
Principal Engineering Consultant Sondrel Ltd

Dr. Alaa Alani is a principal engineering consultant working in the field of semiconductors.
He graduated with a BSc in Control and Systems Engineering from the University of Technology, Baghdad. He holds a PhD in Digital Systems Testing from Brunel University, UK. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and has been a Chartered engineer since 1994. He published numerous papers in international conferences and journals. He also holds two international patents on Integrated Circuits Testing registered in the USA. Dr. Alani worked as a research fellow at Brunel University following his postgraduate studies, and then joined LSI Logic from 1995-2003 and worked as a principal design engineer at Imagination Technologies 2003- 2017. He is currently a Principal Engineering Consultant at Sondrel Ltd., and a director of LITE Technology Limited – a UK-based private company specialised in engineering training and technology transfer. Dr. Alani joined Al-Kindi Society of Engineers in 2005, and has been a member of the management committee, and is a former President of the Society.

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