Janusz Rajski, vice president of Engineering, Tessent, joined Mentor
Graphics in 1995 as chief scientist and in 2002 became engineering director of
the Tessent product line. During his tenure at Mentor he has built a strong
R&D organization with focus on innovative Design for Test technologies and
collaboration with leading semiconductor companies. Under his leadership the
team has developed a number of revolutionary industry-first products:
TestKompress, the first commercial test compression product, and Cell-Aware
Test technology which provides unprecedented test quality and accuracy of
diagnosis. Both are increasingly important for smaller technology nodes and
Prior to joining Mentor, he was a faculty member with the Poznań
University of Technology. In 1984, he joined McGill University, Montréal,
Canada, where he became an associate professor in 1989. He has published more
than 240 IEEE research papers and is co-inventor of more than 120 US and
international patents. His papers and patents have over 12,700 citations and
won many prestigious awards.
A Lifetime Fellow of the IEEE, he holds a Master of Science degree
in electrical engineering from the Gdańsk University of Technology and a Ph.D.
degree in electrical engineering as well as an honorary doctorate from the
Poznań University of Technology. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigious title
of “Professor of Science” by the President of Poland. In 2009 he received the
Stephen Swerling Innovation Award from Mentor Graphics “for his breakthrough
innovation, TestKompress, and his many contributions to revitalizing Mentor’s
DFT business to its current position as #1 test business in EDA”. In 2018,
Rajski received the Siemen’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his extensive
contributions to DFT.
Title: Managing Product Lifecycles in Automotive Electronics
Abstract: The Information Age gave us very efficient means of
processing, accessing and communicating information. The computer systems of
that age, while being fast and precise, were not intelligent. They didn’t learn
with time and, until now, no computer have passed the Turing test of
intelligence. Although in 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue beat Kasparov in chess game, it
was all through brute force, domain knowledge and massive computer power, not
In 2017 Google introduced AlphaZero, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)
system capable of learning how to play some of the most difficult games to
master, like the Japanese chess and Chinese Go and beating the best players. It
was a true milestone marking the beginning of a new technological era. Thanks
to the progress in AI, semiconductors and computers, we have entered the
Autonomous Age where computer systems not only process, store and communicate
information but also learn, make decision and take actions autonomously.
The most recognizable form of autonomous age are driverless cars. The
autonomous capability, electrification and connectivity attract a lot of
investments in electronics. The automotive electronics market is growing at 14%
CAGR and is expected to reach $160 billion in 2022. Approximately 300 companies
are developing electric cars and trucks and 100 companies have announced
autonomous drive programs. Eight of the world’s most innovative companies,
including Apple, Google, Tesla, Microsoft and Amazon are active in the automotive
The autonomous age will go far beyond transportation. McKinsey
Global Institute estimates that in 60% of all occupations, 30% of activities
can be fully automated. This will have a profound impact on the structure of future
employment. Intelligent robots and AI will displace approximately 1 billion of
factory workers and another 1 billion of service workers by 2030. Amazon has
more than 100,000 intelligent robots in operation worldwide.
Many electronic components used in driverless cars and collaborative
robots perform safety critical functions. One of the most important
requirements to ensure functional safety which the ISO 26262 defines as the
“absence of unreasonable risk due to hazards caused by malfunctioning behavior
of electrical/electronic systems”. It is also one of the most significant challenges.
Some integrated circuits used in these applications may have more than 10
billion transistors and require 500 distinct manufacturing steps. The first
challenge is to make sure that there is less than one defective component for
every million chips shipped from the fab. In addition, the functional safety
requires that the safety critical circuits test themselves during system
operation and should defects occur, they have to put the whole system in a safe
state to avoid the system failure. The highest standard for Automotive Safety
Integrity Level (ASIL D) requires that the system failure occurs less than 100
times for one billion hours of operation.
In this talk we will review the challenges at various phases of the design,
manufacturing, system operation and analysis of field returns of electronic
products designed for safety critical applications of autonomous systems.
9 stycznia 2018 r. została powołana na stanowisko Ministra Przedsiębiorczości i Technologii.
27 listopada 2015 r. powołana na stanowisko Podsekretarza Stanu w Ministerstwie Rozwoju.
W latach 1999-2002 pracowała w Departamencie Spraw Zagranicznych Kancelarii Prezesa Rady Ministrów.
W 2009 r. została Kierownikiem Muzeum PRL-u w Krakowie. Jest radną Sejmiku Województwa Małopolskiego i Przewodniczącą Komisji Innowacji i Nowoczesnych Technologii.
Absolwentka Instytutu NaukPolitycznych Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego. Na Wydziale Studiów Międzynarodowych
i Politycznych UJ otworzyła przewód doktorski. Jest stypendystką Uniwersytetu Oxford oraz programu American Council on Germany, Dräger Foundation, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. Od 2003 r. związana z Wyższą Szkołą Europejską im. ks. J. Tischnera w Krakowie.
Działaczka społeczna, autorka wielu publikacji naukowych. Była prezesem Fundacji Lepsza Polska.