Electrical Interconnect Challenges for Microprocessor Systems in the next Decade

Ricardo Suárez-Gärtner, Intel Corporation, Corporate Technology Group


Upon recently rejoining Intel, Ricardo Suárez-Gärtner has been given responsibility to estalish an R&D group chartered with pushing the performance/cost envelop of chip-to-chip interconnects for microprocessor-based systems. Previously at Intel he had held positions of increasing responsibility until his early retirement in 1999. In that capacity he established and managed a technology development group chartered to identify and remove system-level electrical, thermal and mechanical obstacles to the deployment of Intel's latest chips in high volume personal computers.

In his early career he was Associate Researcher and Head of the Electronics Engineering Lab at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (I.V.I.C.), Caracas, Venezuela. He was also an Adjunct Professor in Electronics and Electrical Engineering at the 3 main universities in Caracas. He was a founding board member and executive officer of two electronic industries in Venezuela. He received CONICIT's National Engineering Award in 1979.

He received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. A presentation based on his doctoral thesis was selected by ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) in 2003 as one of the 10 most relevant analog circuits papers in the conference's 50-year history.