Cultural Association
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15057 Tortona (AL), Italy
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Topics on Microelectronics

Topics on Microelectronics
ToM 2020


In the last years, an increasing number of microelectronic companies are establishing design centers in the Milan area (Allegro Microsystems, AMS, Bosch, Catena, eSilicon, Huawei, Infineon Technologies, Maxim Integrated, Micron, SK-Hynix, TDK-Invensense, Photeon Technologies, Silicon Mitus, STMicroelectronics, etc….). In this scenario, an advanced educational activity is a key point for success. The ToM events are addressing researchers, designers from companies, and students (Master and Ph. D.), who want to improve their knowledge in the microelectronic field.

Each event typically consists of five long talks/lectures on different topics (of three hours each, a sufficient time to give both overview and advanced details about the topic), given by academic professors or qualified experts coming from companies or research centers. In this way the academic and industrial approaches for research and state-of-the art progress are presented.

Different topics are addressed in each event. This is intentionally done in order to cover as much as possible the wide spectrum of challenges in the present microelectronic world.

The courses are organized together with the Italian Chapter of the IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society and the University of Milano-Bicocca.

ToM2020/2 course will be held online on September, 8th-10th, 2020. In this particular situation, the Ph. D. School at University of Milan-Bicocca decided to fully support the costs of the ToM2020/2 course, whose participation will then be free-of-charge for the attendees. However, for proper managing internet access to the virtual ToM2020/2 course, registration is mandatory. Only registered participants will receive access information for the course.

Organizing Committee

Scientific Director: Prof. Andrea Baschirotto (
Scientific Co-Director: Prof. Piero Malcovati (


Registration to the ToM Courses has to be performed using the online registration form.


ToM2020 – 8-10 September 2020

Lectures in English

8 September 2020
14:00 – 17:30 Danilo Gerna (Melexis Technologies), “Advanced Hall Element Based Magnetic Sensors Front End Design”

9 September 2020
09:00 – 12:30 Carlo Samori (Politechnic of Milan), “PLL: from Analog to Digital and Recent Trends”

14:00 – 17:30 Alex Tranca (Infineon), “Robust Design of Smart Power ICs for Automotive Applications, with Focus on Load Current Sensing”

10 September 2020
09.00 – 12:30 Alfio Dario Grasso (University of Catania), “Ultra-Low Power Amplifiers for IoT Nodes”
14:00 – 17:30 Gabriella Ghidini (STMicroelectronics), “Dielectric Reliability in Microelectronics”

ToM2021/1 – 10-14 May 2021
Aula Sironi (U4-08 in Building U4)

The Semiconductor Journey: from a Simple Idea to a Complex Manufacturing
in collaboration with STMicroelectronics

The course gives a general overview of the complex mechanism that, starting from a simple idea, leads to the manufacturing of a microelectronic device. The environment of a big company as STMicroelectronics is presented as well as the fundamental steps of the manufacturing path. During the course, the importance of the research and development and the value of the knowledge are discussed in the frame of the willingness of a corporate social responsibility.

The participation to Course ToM2021/1 is reserved to Ph. D. students or member of research institutes.

Lectures in Italian

Monday, 10 May 2021
09:15 – 09:30 Marco Marchesi, “Introduction to the Course”
09:30 – 10:30 Sonia Fulgoni, “ST Company Overview and its Technical Staff Community”
11:00 – 13:00 Fabio Marchio’, “ST Marketing: IoT and Smart Driving”
14:30 – 16:30 Marco Marchesi, “Magnetic Sensors”

Tuesday, 11 May 2021
09:15 – 11:00 Paolo Pesenti , “Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) for Motion”
11:15 – 13:00 Alessandra Sciutti, “MEMS Technology”
14:30 – 16:00 Simone Dario Mariani, “Process Technology”
16:15 – 17:15 Giuseppe Fazio, “Manufacturing Science on Semiconductor Industry”

Wednesday, 12 May 2021
09:15 – 11:00 Giulio Ricotti, “Ultrasound for Health”
11:15 – 13:00 Domenico Genova, “Analog & Mixed Signal Design Implementation Flows”
14:30 – 16:30 Pierluigi Rolandi, “Design Research and Development”

Thursday, 13 May 2021
09:15 – 11:00 Giovanni Graziosi, “Package Platform and Co-Design Challenges”
11:15 – 13:00 Davide Appello, “Testing”
14:30 – 16:30 Alberto Mancaleoni, “Reliability”

Friday, 14 May 2021
09:15 – 11:00 Mauro Merlotti, “Failure Analysis”
11:15 – 13:00 Giuseppe Croce, “Technology Research and Development”
14:30 – 15:30 Luisa Fracassini, “ST’s Sustainable Excellence”
15:30 – 16:30 Ernesto Bussola, “Lean Thinking”
16:30 – 17:00 Marco Marchesi, “Conclusions”