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NAND Flash Memory: The Lifetime Pursuit of Original Ideas -Celebrating The Contributions of Prof. Masuoka in Flash Memory and as a Mentor, Presented by Koji Sakui

Date
2015-01-06 - 2015-01-06
Time
9:00pm EST
Location
Webinar - Online
Contact
Michael Markowycz – m.markowycz@ieee.org
Description

NAND Flash Memory: The Lifetime Pursuit of Original Ideas -Celebrating The Contributions of Prof. Masuoka in Flash Memory and as a Mentor

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Abstract:

Dr. Fujio Masuoka is Chief Technology Officer of Unisantis Electronics Japan
which forms part of “New Scope Group”, a large reputed international
group of companies, actively pursuing and supporting advanced Research &
Development of Breakthrough Technologies and translating these into
commercial reality. He is also Professor Emeritus of the Research Institute
of Electrical Communication at Tohoku University in Japan. He is the inventor
of flash memory. He has spent most of my career working on the research
and development of numerous kinds of semiconductor memory including
flash memory, programmable read-only memory and random access memory.
He also possesses considerable knowledge in image sensing devices (such
as charge-coupled devices) and high-speed semiconductor logic. He filled the
original patents of both NOR and NAND flash memories, and published the first
paper of the flash memory at the 1984 IEDM, and the first paper of the NAND
flash memory at the 1987 IEDM.

Career Profile
 
1966 Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University.
1971 Completed the doctoral course, Tohoku University.
1971 Joined Toshiba Corporation.
1994 Appointed as Professor at Tohoku University.
2005 Accepted as the Chief Technology Officer of Unisantis Electronics
(Japan) Ltd.
2007 Appointed as Honorary Professor at Tohoku University
Awards and Recognition
 
1977 Awarded the Watanabe’s Prize on the year of its inception.
1980 Awarded the invention award, National Invention Awards.
1985 Awarded the encouraging award for invention, Kanto-district.
1986 Awarded the encouraging award for invention, Kanto-district.
1988 Awarded the encouraging awards, twice in the year, for invention, Kanto-district.
1991 Awarded the encouraging award for the invention, Kanto-district.
1995 IEEE Fellow.
1997 Awarded the IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award.
2000 Awarded the major award of Ichimura-Sangyo Prize.
2002 Awarded the 2002 SSDM Award.
2005 Awarded Innovation Award by the Economist.
2007 Awarded Medal with Purple Ribbon from Emperor Akihito of Japan.
2009 Flash memory recognized in the IEEE as one of ‘25 Microchips That Shook The World’.
2010 Computer History Museum.
2011 Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame.
2012 The winner of the Progress Medal, the highest honor of the Photographic Society of America (PSA).
2013 Awarded the Flash Memory Summit Lifetime Achievement Award
2013 Bunkakorosha (Person of Cultural Merits of Japan)
 

 

Bio

Koji Sakui received the B.E. and M.E. degrees, both in instrumental engineering, from Keio University in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the ph.D. degree from Tohoku University in 1995.

In 1981, he joined the Toshiba Research and Development Center, where he was engaged in the circuit design of DRAM’s. Since 1990 he has been engaged in the development of high density NAND Flash memories. He managed Flash Memory Design Department of SoC R & D Center to develop 90nm, 70nm, and 55nm NAND Flash memory design. He moved to Sony Corporation in 2004, and served as a General Manager of Memory System Department. In 2007, he moved to NAND Products Group, Intel Corporation, where he was a Research Scientist. In 2009, he became a Visiting Professor of Tohoku University. In 2010, he joined Micron as Sr. Architect and Technologist – Memory Innovations. Also, since 2009, he has been a part-time professor of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Sakui is a member of the IEEE Electron Device Society, and served a Memory Coordinator for ITC (International Test Conference) in 2001, and a Technical Program Committee for NVSMW (Non-Volatile Semiconductor Memory Workshop), currently IEEE IMW (International Memory Workshop) from 1998 to 2012. He holds 94 US patents granted, and published over 24 technical papers. He received Kanagawa Governor Patent Award in 1997 and Kanto District Patent Award in 2005. In 2012, he became an IEEE Fellow, with the accompanying citation: “for the contribution to NAND flash memories.”

 

 

 

 

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