Dr. Luigi Capodieci has worked on lithographic imaging, patterning and process simulations for more than 20 years, with applications to Optical Proximity Correction, Phase Shift Masks, Resolution Enhancement Technology and Design/Process Co-Optimization. At Advanced Micro Devices, in California, he pioneered the field of Design For Manufacturability (DFM) integrating physical design CAD flows with rigorous layout printability process modeling and novel verification algorithms.
As Director of DFM/CAD at GLOBALFOUNDRIES since the company's inception in 2009, he managed DFM R&D from 45 and 28, 22 and 14nm technology nodes, then as Engineering Fellow he was responsible for Design Enablement and DFM technology strategy for all the advanced foundry nodes.
After founding in 2016 KnotPrime, a data analytics startup company, working in Anomaly Detection and Applied Algorithmic Intelligence, currently Dr. Capodieci is CTO of Motivo.ai
Dr. Capodieci holds a Doctor degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked at the Center for Nanotechnology (CNTech, formerly Center for X-Ray Lithography).
Dr. Capodieci has authored and co-authored more than 70 journal and conference technical publications and is the principal inventor or co-inventor in 40 U.S. Patents. He is also an active member of the IEEE and ACM technical organizations and serves as the Chair of the DFM Conference at the SPIE Advanced Lithography Symposium. In 2015 he was elected to the rank of SPIE Fellow.