What can EDA and the Electronics Ecosystem Do for Greener Electronics to Save the Planet?
TimeTuesday, July 12th3pm - 3:45pm PDT
LocationDAC Pavilion, Level 2 Exhibit Hall
DAC Pavilion Panel
DescriptionWe are in the midst of the roaring 20s of hyperconnectivity, fueling a golden era for semiconductors and electronic systems. We are developing 5G, hyperscale computing, autonomy & electrification in automotive, the industrial IoT, and AI/ML. From 2010 to 2018, global data center energy consumption "only" grew a surprising 6%, while workloads increased more than six-fold, internet traffic increased 10-fold, and storage capacity rose by 25X. But what will the future hold?
Sustainability has become much more than lip service. Gen Z already has the largest share of the world's population and has made it crystal clear that sustainability is critical to our future and will drive their purchasing decisions.
This panel will discuss the state and role of sustainability in EDA and electronics today and discuss key trends that will shape the next decade. What are the most significant areas to focus on? Will advances in semiconductor technology, processor, memory and system architectures, and electronic design automation keep power and energy consumption in check while providing the advances in performance that the era of hyperconnectivity demands? Can we transition to electric cars fast enough? Will consumer experiences in AR/VR be possible while maintaining sustainability? How central will the IoT be for the enablement of sustainable engineering?