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2013 West Coast Technical Review

January 10
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

In order to provide timely information to our sponsor companies on the West Coast and nearby areas, the DSSC will host a one-day review at the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley campus in Moffett Field, Calif., on January 8. The review will incorporate much of the information presented at our DSSC Fall Technical Review in Pittsburgh, with a few added highlights. By coming to the Bay Area, we hope to make our work more accessible to engineers and researchers within our sponsor companies who may not be able to attend our reviews in Pittsburgh.

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Agenda

Thursday, January 10
All sessions will be held at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Room 109/110
Time Activity
Breakfast
8:00–9:15

Breakfast

Opening Remarks
9:15–9:30

DSSC Overview
Jimmy Zhu

Session I: Heads (HAMR and PMR)
9:30–9:50

Materials for Improved NFT Optical and Thermal Performance
James Bain
Contributors: Bain, Luo, Schlesinger, Malen, Sharma, Powell, Su

9:50–10:10

High Thermal Conductivity AlN for NFT Heat Sinking
Abhishek Sharma
Contributors: Sharma, Slovin, Bain, Schlesinger, Su, Malen

10:10–10:30

NFT Designs for Using Active Devices
James Bain
Contributors: Bain, Luo, Schlesinger, Kong, Quirk, Gamble

10:30–11:00

Break

11:00–11:30

The Effect of Roughness on Plasmonic Waveguide Losses
James Bain
Contributors: Bain, Luo, Schlesinger, Chabalko, Matsuka

11:30–12:00

Understanding Side-reading Effect in the Trilayer Reader Design
Jimmy Zhu
Contributors: Zhu

Lunch Break
12:00–1:30

Lunch and Posters

Session II: Media (HAMR and PMR)
1:30–1:50

Toward True Columnar Growth for Full Grain Isolation in HAMR Media
Hoan Ho
Contributors: Ho, Zhu, Laughlin

1:50–2:10

Understanding Signal to Noise in Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording
Jimmy Zhu
Contributors: Zhu

2:10–2:30

Pulsed Kerr Magnetomtery for HAMR Media Metrology
Jimmy Zhu
Contributors: Zhu, Bain, Gamble

2:30–3:00

Templated Co-Core Media for PMR
Vignesh Sundar
Contributors: Zhu, Laughlin, Sundar

Afternoon Break
3:00–3:30

Break

SSD and Memory Technology
3:30–3:50

SSD and Non-Volatile Memory Error Pattern Analysis
Yu Cai
Contributors: Mai, Cai

3:50–4:10

Coding for FLASH in Presence of Defects
Yongjune Kim
Contributors: Bhagavatula, Kim

4:10–4:30

Temperature Excursions in Oxide Memory Cells During Electroforming
James Bain
Contributors: Bain, Skowronski, Salvador, Noman

Questions?

Any questions about the Review can be directed to Patricia Grieco, DSSC Administrative Manager.

Affiliates

Headway Technologies
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
MagIC Technologies
Pioneer
SAE International
Seagate
Showa Denko
TDK
Western Digital Hard Drives


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