The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) Malaysia Chapter, in collaboration with Swinburne Sarawak as the local host, successfully organized the CASS Distinguished Lecturer Talk by Prof. Alex James on “Analog Open IC Design for Neuro-Memristive Designs Demystified.” The event, held in Room B006, Block B, Swinburne Sarawak, and online, drew 30 in-person attendees and 12 online participants. This lecture discusses key design principles and challenges in developing neuro-memristive circuits using publicly available tools. It emphasizes the importance of open-source tools for IC design, highlighting open innovation and analog IP development. Practical examples and case studies illustrate applications using open PDKs for chip tapeouts. Additionally, generative AI tools and optimization techniques for accelerating open IP development are presented. The successful organization and execution of this event reflect the commitment of IEEE CASS Malaysia Chapter and Swinburne Sarawak to fostering learning and professional development within the circuits and systems community. Here’s some of the photos from the event.

Prepared by: Dr. Haslina Jaafar