The VLSI and Nanoelectronics group work on large-scale circuit and device integration technologies such as VLSI, ULSI, WSI, SoC, 3D-IC primarily, which integrate billions of transistors on a single semiconductor chip, creating integrated circuits (ICs). These ICs are the brains of modern electronics. They enable advances in communications, computing, health care, defence, transportation, wireless sensor networks, clean energy, and emerging technologies such as machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and the Internet of Things (IoT). In the past two decades, the industry has rapidly transitioned from 180 nm technology node to sub 10 nm nodes in the present day. At sub 50 nm device dimension, the device behavior and performance can no longer be explained with classical electronic models and an interdisciplinary approach incorporating electronics, applied physics, material science etc. becomes necessary. Nanoelectronics encompasses all the above-mentioned science and technology for realizing ultra-small electronic components and systems for integrated circuits. Therefore, it is imperative for every country to be capable of developing the necessary technology know-how and workforce to meet the current and future needs. Therefore, nano-electronics devices are also a major research interest of the group members. Our VLSI & Nanoelectronics postgraduate programs are designed to align with the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) and the need of the industry towards creating adequate skilled manpower as well as to foster necessary R&D aptitude among students in the field of Integrated circuits (ICs) and Nanoelectronics devices.
Faculty members of the group are actively involved in several high-value projects of national importance funded by government agencies and private industries such as DST, SERB, MoE, MeitY, SRC, DRDO, ISRO, MSDE, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Asi@Connect, ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt Ltd, Nvidia Graphics Pvt Ltd, Intel Technologies etc. They are also associated with several interdisciplinary research groups at IIT Guwahati including in Centre for Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems, Centre for Nanotechnology, School of Energy Sciences and Engineering, School of Health Sciences and Technology, etc.