4th India ESD Workshop (2020)

About InEW

India ESD workshop (InEW), envisioned by MSDLab @ IISc Bangalore (India) and ESD Association (USA), is a unique annual e­ffort with an aim to increase ESD design expertise among academia and industry in and around India. The two day workshop, which is largely supported by VLSI industry around the world, is a vibrant gathering of experts from semiconductor industries. It’s executive committee has a presence of all the leading chip design/manufacturing companies while having several world renowned ESD experts in it’s advisory board.

Technical Program


09:15 AM – 09:30 AM

Remarks & Welcome address on behalf of ESDA BOD.

Dr. Gianluca Boselli (Texas Instruments)

09:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Keynote Speaker:  Prof. Mayank Shrivastava (IISc Bangalore)

Topic: The Future of Microelectronics

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Heinrich Wolf (Fraunhofer Institute, Germany)

Topic: Transmission Line Pulsing TLP – Applications and Challenges

12:00 PM – 01:45 PM Networking Lunch
01:45 PM– 03:15 PM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christian Russ (Infineon, Munich, Germany)

Topic: Predicting System Level ESD Robustness Using a Comprehensive Modelling Approach

03:15 PM – 04:45 PM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gianluca Boselli (Texas Instruments, USA)

Topic: Challenges in High-Voltage ESD Design

04:45 PM – 05:00 PM

Invited Speaker: Nitesh Trivedi (Intel Corp.)

Topic: Drive Towards IP/Macro enablement for SoC ESD Verification

05:00 PM – 06:00 PM Poster Session & High tea
06:00 PM – 06:15 PM

Invited Speaker: Nandu Kumar Chowdhury (Cadence)

Topic: Voltus-Fi ESD-Optimizing Large circuits for fast CDM/HBM Simulations

06:15 PM – 06:30 PM

Invited Speaker: Vaidyanathan S. (Texas Instruments)

Topic: Case studies in System ESD

06:30 PM – 06:45 PM

Invited Speaker: Sagar (GlobalFoundries)

Topic: HV ESD solutions in 55nm BCD Technology

06:45 PM – 07:00 PM

Invited Speaker: Aditya Desai (NXP Semiconductors)

Topic: Designing ESD Robust IOs for Automotive Grade Applications

07:00 PM – 07:15 PM

Invited Speaker: Harshit Dhakad (Intel Wireless Corp.)

Topic: Challenges in SoC/SiP ESD interconnect verification

07:15 PM – 07:30 PM

Invited Speaker: Jagadeesh Mallaiah (Cadence)

Topic: A Case Study of CDM issues

07:30 PM – 09:00 PM Networking Dinner


09:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charvaka Duvvury (IEEE Distinguished lecturer & Fellow)

Topic: ESD Background, Overall IC Reliability and Basic Protection Design

11:00 AM– 12:30 PM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Souvik Mitra (GlobalFoundries, USA)

Topic: ESD Protection Design Challenge: Technology Scaling and Application Space

12:30 PM – 02:00 PM Networking Lunch
02:00 PM – 03:30 PM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charvaka Duvvury (IEEE Distinguished lecturer & Fellow)

Topic: Advanced ESD Protection and High-Speed IO Protection Design

03:30 PM – 05:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Harald Gossner (Intel, Munich, Germany)

Topic: Current challenges in IC and system level ESD protection

05:00 PM – 05:20 PM Coffee Break
05:20 PM – 05:40 PM

Student Speaker: Monishmurali M (Indian Institute of Science Bangalore)

Topic: SCR Design Challenges in FinFET technology

05:40 PM – 06:00 PM

Student Speaker: Kranthi Nagothu (Indian Institute of Science Bangalore)

Topic: Unique Low Current Failure in High Current ESD Devices

06:00 PM – 06:15 PM

Invited Speaker: Raj S Dua (Intel Corp.)

Topic: ESD Design and Validation Challenges for an Intel Server SoC

06:15 PM – 06:30 PM

Invited Speaker: Shivaraj Dharne (GlobalFoundries)

Topic: ESD issues in Silicon-their debug approach

06:30 PM – 07:30 PM

High-Tea (Parallel to Panel Discussion)

Topic: Guidelines for Circuit Designers to Ease ESD Challenges in Emerging/Advance Technologies

Moderator: Prof. Mayank Shrivastava (IISc Bangalore)

08:30 PM – 08:40 PM

Concluding Remarks and Feedback session

Dr. Charvaka Duvvury (IEEE Distinguished lecturer & Fellow)


Early Bird
Industry 13,500 ₹
15,000 ₹
Academia 3,500 ₹
7,000 ₹

The last date for early bird registration is extended till Feb 21st .