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Gregory Di Pendina, Ph. D.
Engineer - Researcher at CNRS

CNRS : Centre National de la Recherche Scientific 

National Center for Scientific Research

INAC, CEA/Grenoble, Bat. 1005
17, rue des Martyrs
38054 Grenoble Cedex 9

Tel:  +33(0)
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Dr. Gregory Di Pendina is an ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) designer specialized in non-volatile applications, based on MRAM technologies, using all generations of Magnetic Tunnel Junctions (MTJ). His background comprises full custom and digital design, Hybrid Process Design Kit (H-PDK) development, Design For Testing (DFT), integrated circuit test and characterization. His field of interest are presently mainly <radiation hardening based on MRAM non-volatile asynchronous circuits> , <MRAM-based low power digital circuits>, <ultra-fast MRAM memory based on Spin Orbit Torque MRAM>, <MRAM-based circuit security evaluation and improvment>.

He received his Ph. D in 2012 from the University of Grenoble, France, and his Master degree in 2005 from the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble, France. He first spent 13 years in the Circuits Multi-Projets / Multi Project Circuits (CMP) service unit of the CNRS offering a MPW fabrication service, as an engineer in design verification. He has been leading research activities from 2008 to 2012, on the topics of hybrid MEMS / CMOS fabrication and hybrid photovoltaic (PV, or organic photovoltaic (OPV), CMOS systems, at integrated circuit and device level.

His Ph. D. was a collaboration between CMP unit and SPINTEC Lab. Then he joined in 2012 SPINTEC Lab as an Engineer - Researcher, involved in several research projects as non-volatile design and test expert and, and also supervising Ph. D students and post-docs. He has been involved in French ANR research projects, ERC and FP7 european projects and in eVaderis startup creation as technical support. He is author or co-auhor of more than 41 scientific papers and owns 9 patents. His bibliography is listed below.

Selected publications:

"Ultra-Fast and High-Reliability SOT-MRAM: From Cache Replacement to Normally-Off Computing", G. Prenat, K. Jabeur, P. Vanhauwaert, G. Di Pendina, F. Oboril, R. Bishnoi, M. Ebrahimi, N. Lamard, O. Boulle, K. Garello, J Langer, B. Ocker, M.C. Cyrille, P. Gambardella, M. Tahoori, G. Gaudin,  IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems (2016)

"Radiative Effects on MRAM-Based Non-Volatile Elementary Structures,", J. Lopes, G. Di Pendina, E. Zianbetov, E. Beigne, L. Torres,  ISVLSI, Montpellier, France (2015)

"Non-volatility for Ultra-Low Power Asynchronous Circuits in Hybrid CMOS/Magnetic Technology", E. Zianbetov, E. Beigne, G. Di Pendina,  Asynchronous Circuits and Systems (ASYNC), Mountain View, CA, USA (2015)

"Ultra-energy-efficient CMOS/magnetic nonvolatile flip-flop based on spin-orbit torque device", G. Di Pendina, K. Jabeur, G. Prenat,  Electronics Letters 50 (8), 585-587 (2014)

"Hybrid CMOS/Magnetic Process Design Kit and SOT-based Non-volatile Standard Cell Architectures", G. Di Pendina, K. Jabeur, G. Prenat,  Invited paper at Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), Singapore (2014)

 "Spin Orbit Torque Non-Volatile Flip-Flop for High Speed and Low Energy Applications", K. Jabeur, G. Di Pendina, F. Bernard-Granger, G. Prenat,  IEEE Electron  Device Letters  (2014)

"Study of two writing schemes for a magnetic tunnel junction based on spin orbit torque", K. Jabeur, L.D. Buda-Prejbeanu, G. Prenat, G. Di Pendina,  International Journal of Electronics Science and Engineering, p. 501-507  (2013)

"Compact model of a three-terminal MRAM device based on Spin Orbit Torque switching" K. Jabeur, G. Prenat, G. Di Pendina, L.D. Buda-Prejbeanu, I.L. Prejbeanu, Semiconductor Conference Dresden-Grenoble (ISCDG), 2013 International, 1-4

"STT-MRAM for Non-Volatile Logic ASIC Applications", G. Di Pendina, G. Prenat, B. Dieny,  Design Automation Conference (DAC), Work-In-Progress (2013)

"Non-volatile FPGAs based on spintronic devices" O. Goncalves, G. Prenat, G. Di Pendina, B. Dieny Proceedings of the 50th Annual Design Automation Conference (DAC), 126 (2013)


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