Distinguished Lecturer Program

The SSCS DL Program provides experts in the Society’s areas of interest to speak at chapter meetings and regional seminars. Our lecturers, who serve for overlapping two-year terms, are deeply knowledgeable and excellent communicators. Their range of topics focuses on current IC activities, such as technology direction; novel devices, memories, and radio technology; high-speed and precision data converters; wireline and on-chip communication; low-noise clocking, and low power design. I encourage SSCS chapters to benefit from our DLs’ expertise. I also wish to thank our emeritus DLs for their service. Please click on the items on the left menu bar to see a list of SSCS distinguished lecturers, the DL event calendar, and details on how to arrange a DL visit. 



Frank O'Mahony, Distinguished Lecturer Chair

Frank O'Mahony leads the I/O Circuit Technology group within Advanced Design at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon, where he is a Senior Principal Engineer. His team coordinates circuit-process co-design for wireline I/O at Intel. They also design and test the first I/Os on each new CMOS process technology. From 2003 until 2011 he was a member of the Signaling Research group in Intel’s Circuit Research Lab. His past work includes high-speed and low-power transceivers, clock generation and distribution, equalization, analog circuit scaling, and on-die measurement techniques. Frank received the BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Frank has been on the ISSCC Technical Program Committee since 2012 including five years as the Wireline Subcommittee chair. He currently serves as the ISSCC Forums Chair. Since 2003 he has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journals on the topic of wireline transceivers and clocking. He has received the ISSCC Jack Kilby Award, IEEE Journal on Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award and TCAS Darlington Best Paper Award. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.