Engineering and Computer Science Dean Participates in Chip Technology Conference


November 7, 2006

By Debra Cano Ramos

Raman Unnikrishnan, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, moderated a discussion on “Memory Sub-system Advances and Trends” at the International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference and Exhibit Nov. 1 and 2 in Newport Beach.

Unnikrishnan, who also is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, introduced the discussion speakers, including keynoter Tadao Nakamura, professor of computer science at Tohoku University in Japan.
Irvine-based Savant Co. Inc. presented the fourth annual technology conference, featuring speakers from major companies and universities across the country and globe. Cal State Fullerton College of Engineering and Computer Science, Fujitsu, Micron, Samsung, Tensilica and Chapman University were platinum sponsors.

“The annual Savant SoC Conference has become the leading chip design event among the engineering communities in our industry,” said conference organizer Farhad Mafie, president and CEO of Savant Co. Inc. A CSUF alumnus, Mafie (B.S. engineering-electrical ’83, M.S. electrical engineering ’93) also lectures on campus.

“Conferences such as this connect Cal State Fullerton with companies doing state- of-the-art of work in the field of microelectronics design and fabrication,” said Unnikrishnan.

“Technology has enabled us to compress large systems on to areas smaller than the size of a finger nail. This conference attracts many employers of CSUF engineering graduates and therefore, we are proud to be an academic partner of this conference.”


Raman Unnikrishnan
Raman Unnikrishnan