Commemorative Lecturers for Transistor 75th Anniversary

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Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) and Electron Devices Society (EDS) are partnering together to offer a multitude of programs to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the transistor invention.  A set of outstanding SSCS and EDS Commemorative Lecturers have been invited to cover a broad range of exciting topics ranging from the evolution of the transistor to its applications and impact on society.  

They are available till the end of 2023 for your SSCS or EDS chapter to invite for in-person seminars or virtual webinars.  The list of SSCS Commemorative Lecturers are found below. The list of EDS lecturers can be found here

Speakers are given a travel budget (similar to the DL program) to visit your chapter. If you would like to invite a Commemorative Lecturer to speak at your SSCS or EDS chapter, please directly contact the speaker of interest and include Alvin Loke (alvin.loke@ieee.org) and Murty Polavarapu (murtyp@ieee.org).

We thank the speakers for their dedication and time, and hope that chapters seize this unique opportunity to celebrate our civilization-changing invention with these industry celebrities.

 

Christian Enz
Terri Fiez
Makoto Ikeda
Tom Lee
Nicky Lu
Chris Mangelsdorf
Bram Nauta
Carlo Samori
Viola Schaffer
Hoi-Jun Yoo

 

Commemorative Lecturers for Transistor 75th Anniversary

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Christian Enz
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Commemorative Lecturers for Transistor 75th Anniversary
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Christian Enz received his PhD from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in 1989 where he is currently Professor heading the ICLAB. Until July 2021, he was Director of the Institute of Microengineering and of the EPFL campus in Neuchâtel. Before joining EPFL in 2013, he was VP at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) where he headed the Integrated and Wireless Systems Division. Prior to joining CSEM, he was Principal Senior Engineer at Conexant (Rockwell Semiconductor Systems), Newport Beach, CA, where he was responsible for the modeling of MOS transistors for RF applications. His technical interests and expertise are in the field of ultra low-power analog and RF IC design and semiconductor device modeling. Together with E. Vittoz and F. Krummenacher, he is the developer of the EKV MOS transistor model. He is the author and co-author of more than 280 scientific papers and has contributed to numerous conference presentations and advanced engineering courses. He is an IEEE Fellow and member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). He has been an elected member of the IEEE SSCS AdCom from 2012 to 2014 and was Chair of the IEEE SSCS Chapter of Switzerland until 2017.
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The Design of Low-power Analog CMOS Circuits Using the Inversion Coefficient Read Abstract
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Terri Fiez
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Commemorative Lecturers for Transistor 75th Anniversary
Terri Fiez retired as the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at University of Colorado Boulder in June 2022. She oversaw a >$600 million research enterprise, the technology transfer organization and the cross-campus Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. From 1999-2015, Dr. Fiez was Director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. In 2008 she co-founded a solar electronics startup company, Azuray Technologies. She was bitten by the startup bug and seeks to continue fostering innovation across universities. Dr. Fiez received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Idaho, Moscow, in 1984 and 1985, respectively and her Ph.D. degree from Oregon State University in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1990. She has published over 150 conference and journal papers on design of analog and mixed-signal ICs, advised 85 M.S. and Ph.D. students. She received the NSF Young Investigator Award early in her career and she was awarded the 2006 IEEE Educational Activities Board’s Innovative Education Award, the 2016 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award and the 2017 IEEE Education Society Harriett B. Rigas Award. Dr. Fiez is a Fellow of IEEE and of the National Academy of Inventors.
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Re-Building the Integrated Circuit Engine Through University-Industry Collaboration Read Abstract
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Makoto Ikeda
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The University of Tokyo
Makoto Ikeda received the BE, ME, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1991, 1993 and 1996, respectively. He joined the University of Tokyo as a research associate, in 1996, and now professor at Systems Design Lab (d.lab), the University of Tokyo. At the same time he has been involving the activities of VDEC(VLSI Design and Education Center, the University of Tokyo), to promote VLSI design educations and researches in Japanese academia. He worked for hardware security, asynchronous circuits design, smart image sensor for 3-D range finding, and time-domain signal processing. He has been serving various positions of various international conferences, including ISSCC ITPC Chair, IMMD sub-committee chair (ISSCC 2015 - ), A-SSCC 2015 TPC Chair, VLSI Circuits Symposium PC Chair. He is a member of IEEE, IEICE Japan, IPSJ and ACM.
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Acceleration of Encryption Algorithm, Elliptic Curve, Pairing, Post Quantum Cryptoalgorithm (PQC), and Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) Read Abstract
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Tom Lee
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Stanford University
Thomas Lee received his degrees from MIT, where his 1989 thesis described the first CMOS radio. He established the Stanford Microwave Integrated Circuits Laboratory in 1994, after having worked at Analog Devices, Rambus and other companies. He's helped design PLLs for several AMD and DEC microprocessors, and founded Matrix Semiconductor, ZeroG Wireless and Ayla Networks, among others. He is a Ho-Am (Samsung) Prize laureate, an IEEE and Packard Foundation Fellow, has won "Best Paper" awards at CICC and ISSCC; an Honoris Causa doctorate from U. of Waterloo (2013); and the 2021 IEEE Gustav Kirchhoff award. He was awarded a U.S. Secretary of Defense Medal (2012) for his work as Director of DARPA's MTO, and served as a Director at Xilinx up to its acquisition by AMD in 2022. He owns thousands of vaccum tubes, hundreds of oscilloscopes, and countless obsolete semiconductors. No one, including himself, quite knows why.
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From Rocks to Chips: Stories of the Transistor Read Abstract
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Etron Technology
Nicky Lu is Chairman, CEO, and Founder of Etron Technology (established in 1991), an inventor of highly impactful integrated-circuit designs and technologies, and founder of several companies, from start-ups to publicly listed companies such as Etron, Ardentec, and Global Unichip. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and IEEE Fellow. He is a Distinguished Research Chair Professor of National Taiwan University. He worked at IBM Research and then at the Headquarters and due to his inventions and device/product designs to direct insights on semiconductor development roadmaps, thus honored by an IBM Corporate Award. Dr. Lu was a co-Leader/architect in creating Taiwan’s first 8-inch-wafer and advanced Logic/4MbSRAM/16MbDRAM products/technologies, which equipped the Taiwan semiconductor industry with leading-edge IC capabilities and enabled and shaped Taiwan's high tech industry to achieve today’s prominent position in the global economy. He also pioneered Known-Good-Die IC Technologies and coined the grand trend of “Heterogeneous Integration of Technologies” for future chip developments for the 21st century. He has 46 US patents and authored more than 60 technical papers/reports. Dr. Lu was the Chair of the World Semiconductor Council (2014-15) and Chair of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association.
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The Legendary Solid-State Triode: Enabling a Semiconductor Industry of Tera-Scale Transistor Integration and Annual Revenues Exceeding $1T in the 2030s Read Abstract
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Chris Mangelsdorf
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Analog Devices Inc. (retired)
Chris Mangelsdorf (S'77 - M'84) received a B.S. in physics, magna cum laude, from Davidson College, Davidson, NC in 1977. In 1980 and 1984, he received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at M.I.T. where he held the first Analog Devices Fellowship. He has been associated with Analog Devices since summer employment in 1980 and has been a Fellow of Analog Devices since 1998. From 1996 to 2013, Dr. Mangelsdorf worked in Tokyo, running the Analog Devices Tokyo Design Center and then adding responsibility for the Shanghai and Beijing Design Centers with the title of Asia Technical Director. In 2013, he moved to the Analog Devices San Diego office, where he was engaged in the development of high-speed A/D converters. As of September 2020, Chris has retired from Analog Devices and is now an independent consultant and author of the “Shop Talk” column in Solid-State Circuits Magazine. Dr. Mangelsdorf is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Pi Sigma (physics) and has served on both the ISSCC Program Committee and the AdCom for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He holds 18 patents and has won the ISSCC Best Evening Session Award 10 times.
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University of Twente
Bram Nauta was born in Hengelo, The Netherlands. In 1987 he received the M.Sc degree (cum laude) in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. In 1991, he received the Ph.D. degree from the same university on the subject of analog CMOS filters for very high frequencies. In 1991 he joined the Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems Department of Philips Research, Eindhoven the Netherlands. In 1998 he returned to the University of Twente, where he is currently a distinguished professor and heading the IC Design group. From 2016 until 2020 he also served as chair of the EE department at this university. He served as the Editor-in-Chief (2007-2010) of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), and was the 2013 program chair of the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). He served as the President of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (2018-2019 term). His research interest is analog and RF CMOS circuits.
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Politecnico di Milano
Carlo Samori (Fellow, IEEE) received the Laurea degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronics and communications from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He is a currently a professor with the Politecnico di Milano. He has worked mainly in the area of design of integrated circuits for communications both in bipolar and in CMOS technology, in particular focusing on low-phase noise VCO and PLL architectures. From 1997 to 2002, he was a consultant with Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, and has collaborated with several semiconductor companies in Europe and US. He is the coauthor of more that 100 papers in international journals and conferences. In 2007, he published the book Integrated Frequency Synthesizers for Wireless Systems (Cambridge University Press), as a coauthor. Dr. Samori served on the technical program committee for the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), and as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits in 2014. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE.
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How Transistor Scaling Reshaped the PLL Read Abstract
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Texas Instruments
Viola Schäffer (Member IEEE) received her M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 1999. She joined Texas Instruments Incorporated (formerly Burr-Brown Corporation) in 1998 and has been working as an analog IC design engineer and manager at various locations including Tucson, Arizona, as well as Erlangen and Freising in Germany. She was elected Distinguished Member Technical Staff in 2018. Her work focuses on precision signal conditioning including instrumentation and programmable gain amplifiers, power amplifiers, industrial drivers as well as magnetic-based current sensors and precision magnetic sensors. She has design experience in CMOS, HV-CMOS, precision bipolar, and BCD processes. She has led multiple technology-circuit co-developments and designed key enabling IP on these new process nodes. She has several IEEE publications and holds 18 patents related to this work with several applications pending. She serves on the technical program committees for ESSCIRC and ISSCC, as a SSCS webinar committee member and on the ISSCC European Region Leadership Team.
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Transistor Diversity: Looking Beyond CMOS to Improve Analog Performance Read Abstract
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Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
Hoi-Jun Yoo is an IEEE Fellow and ICT Chair Professor of School of Electrical Engineering and the Director of the Institute of Information Technology Convergence (ITC), Advanced Institute of Processing In Memory (AI-PIM), and System Design Innovation and Application Research Center (SDIA) at KAIST. His current research interests are Bio-Inspired AI Chip Design, Multicore AI-SoC design including DNN accelerators, Network-on-a-Chip, and high-speed and low-power memory. He has published more than 250 papers, and wrote or edited 5 books including “DRAM Design”(1997, Hongneung). He is the Chair of the A-SSCC Steering Committee (2020-2024), VLSI Symposium Executive Committee member, ISSCC 2015 TPC Chair, and a ISSCC 2019 Plenary Speaker. Prof. Yoo received the Order of Service Merit from the Korean President (2011) for his contribution to the Korean memory industry, Best Research of KAIST Award (2007), Excellent Scholar of KAIST Award (2011), Best Scholar of KAIST Award (2019), Best KAIST Achievement Award (2022), and was a co-recipient of ASP-DAC Design Award (2001), A-SSCC Outstanding Design Awards (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2020, 2021), ISSCC/DAC Student Design Contest Awards (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011), and ISSCC Demonstration Session Recognitions (2016, 2017, 2019, 2020), and Best Paper Award of IEEE AI-CAS (2019, 2022).
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