Reducing the "Big Data" ogre's energy appetite thanks to spin-electronics


Reducing the "Big Data" ogre's energy appetite thanks to spin-electronics

Webinar organized in the framework of the ERC=sciences² European project - 18 March 2019 12.30 - 14:00


The topic  

Spinelectronics is a very rapidly growing area of R&D which merges magnetism and electronics.

Spinelectronics has found applications in hard disk drives (1998) and more recently in non-volatile magnetic memory (MRAM: Magnetic Random Access Memory).

A strong European industry on magnetic field sensors based on spintronic phenomena already exists with companies such as Infineon, NXP, Sensitec, Melexis, LEM, etc.

A consortium gathering 86 laboratories from 18 European countries called SpintronicFactory has been formed. Stonger support from Europe and tighter collaboration between research laboratories and European microelectronic industry is needed. SpintronicFactory target is to transform the European excellence in spintronics at fundamental research level into a direct benefit for European microelectronics industry.

The speaker


BERNARD DIENY - Chief Scientist, SPINTEC (Université de Grenoble/Alpes/CNR/CEA)

Bernard Dieny is chief scientist at SPINTEC and head of lab at CEA Grenoble. Dieny has been conducting research in magnetism and spin electronics for 35 years. He played a key role in the pioneer work on giant magnetoresistance spin-valves which were introduced in hard disk drives in 1998. In 2001, he launched SPINTEC laboratory (spintronics and technology of components) in Grenoble. He wasnominated IEEE Fellow in 2010, received the De Magny Prize from the French Academy of Sciences in 2015, and the IEEE Magnetics Society achievement award in 2018. Dieny has published 430 peer reviewed articles and filed 75 granted patents. His field of expertise covers a broad spectrum from basic research in nanomagnetism and spin-electronics to functional spintronic devices.

Dieny received three grants from the European Research Council. In 2009, Bernard Dieny received a first ERC advanced grant for a project called Hymagine, dedicated to the development of magnetic components and systems for the development of reprogrammable electronics, with nonvolatile memory with low energy consumption. In 2014, the “Magical” project – through a second ERC advanced grant - aimed to develop multifunctional magneto electronic integrated circuits particularly suitable for the Internet of Things. This project was completed by a Proof of Concept grant, which led to the creation of the Evaderis start-up dedicated to circuit design in hybrid CMOS / magnetic technology.


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  • Dr Javier Bilbao de Mendizabal (Melexis)
  • Mr Andy Boyd (Shell)
  • Mr Gérald Casterou (Air Liquide)
  • Mr Luke Collins (Independent)
  • Dr Léopold Demiddeleer (TechBridgeOne S.P.R.L)
  • Mr Bernard Dieny (Spintec)
  • Ms Maryline Fiaschi (Science Business)
  • Ms Anne Goldberg (Solvay)
  • Dr Carlos Härtel (GE)
  • Ms Aurélie Jablonski (EIRMA)
  • Dr Thoa Nguyen (Haldor Topsoe)
  • Dr Monique Septon (Science Business)
  • Dr Joachim von Heimburg (Independent)


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