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Tutorial ED11—Materials and Device Optimization for Phase Change Based Applications

Monday, April 17
8:30 am – 2:45 pm
PCC North, 100 Level, Room 131 C

The tutorial gave an overview of materials engineering and device optimization for relevant emerging applications, such as phase change memories, non-von Neumann computing and optoelectronics.


  • Huai-Yu Cheng, IBM/Macronix PCRAM Joint Project, Macronix Int. Co., Ltd.
  • Abu Sebastian, IBM Research—Zurich


8:30 am – 9:45 am—Part I: Huai-Yu Cheng

Part I was presented by H. Y. Cheng and gave a comprehensive overview of the materials properties for phase change memories, with a focus on materials engineering for high temperature applications and for ultra-fast switching.

9:45 am – 10:15 am—Break

10:15 am – 11:30 am—Part II: Abu Sebastian

In Part II, Abu Sebastian showed how chalcogenide-based phase change materials can be used for non-von Neumann computing such as brain-inspired neuromorphic computing and memcomputing.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm—Break

1:30 am – 2:45 pm—Discussion