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The Advanced Topics Committee explores currently unrepresented technical areas and next hot topics. The committee fully vets and explores technical areas under consideration and answers who, what, where, why, and how for the topic. The committee uses university data and research to define recommendations for actions. Output considerations to explore the subject are new classes, an online course, a white paper, or other products.


  • Identify new technical areas presenting growth opportunities for EOS/ESD Association, Inc.
  • Lead, strengthen, and coordinate new EOS/ESD Association, Inc. program offerings by closely working with
    • Education BU (new tutorials)
    • Symposium and IEW BUs (new workshops, invited papers, poster sessions)
    • Standards BU (new standard development)
    • Academia/University (novel topic incubator)
    • Marketing (partner organizations)

Areas/Topics of Interest Being Developed

  • IP Design House Interface Requirements
    • Ad hoc WG
    • Harald Gossner, Peter de Jong, Fabrice Blanc
    • Two meetings to define the outline of the reduced scope paper took place. The paper will be used as a teaser.

Committee List

  • Ann Concannon
    Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • Charvaka Duvvury
    ESD Consulting, LLC
  • Harald Gossner
    Intel Deutschland GmbH
  • Tim Maloney
    Center for Analytic Insights
  • Michael Khazhinsky
    Silicon Laboratories, Inc.
  • Gianluca Boselli
    Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • Brett Carn
  • Nate Peachey
    Qorvo, Inc.
  • Mirko Scholz (Chair)
  • Robert Gauthier
    Globalfoundries, Inc.
  • Scott Ruth
  • Benjamin Orr
  • Alan Righter
    Analog Devices
  • Brennan Pimpinella
    EOS/ESD Association, Inc.