Donald O. Pederson Solid-State Circuits Award
About the IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award
The IEEE annually recognizes outstanding contributors worldwide to the art and science of electro- and information technologies with technical awards in 3 dozen technical specialities.
The IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award for Solid-State Circuits for outstanding contributions in the field of solid-state circuits goes to an individual or team of not more than three. The award includes a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium which are presented at the ISSCC.
The SSCS Awards Committee supports the process by encouraging quality nominations and substantive endorsements from qualified peers. The IEEE Awards Board controls the process. In November 2005 this IEEE technical field award was named after Donald O. Pederson of University of California Berkeley. Up until that time, the award was called the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Award.
The SSCS Awards Committee welcomes suggestions for nominations for any or all of these awards. Any person may nominate a candidate for an IEEE medal or award; self-nomination, however, is not allowed. The SSCS Awards Committee will help in the nomination process and will undertake finding appropriate nominators if necessary; the Committee can be contacted through the Chair.
The nomination process consists of the nomination itself, letters from 3 to 5 endorsers, and a letter from the President or designee of the Society in the nominee's field. Instructions for the nominator, guidelines, and award criteria are available here.
The nomination forms can be filled in online or downloaded in a variety of word-processing formats. Please click here for more information.
Please send your recommendations to:
It is acceptable to nominate an individual or team for more than one TFA for the same work (if the work falls within the scope of the respective TFAs). However, the nominee(s) cannot receive more than one TFA for the same work. A complete list of IEEE Technical Field Awards is available on the IEEE Web site: See the complete list of awards for links to the forms and the list of past recipients.
Klaas Bult Receives the 2020 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits
The recipient of the 2020 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits is Klaas Bult (Professor, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Zuid Holland, the Netherlands) for leadership in embedded analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits.
Klaas Bult’s innovations regarding analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit design have enabled systems-on-chip technologies that have had great societal and economic impact. During the 1990s when there was skepticism whether sensitive analog circuits could be integrated on the same die as larger digital components, Bult saw that cointegration was an economic necessity and demonstrated how it could be achieved. The analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog chips he developed while working for Broadcom enabled single-chip, high-performance communication systems widely used for data transfer in set-top boxes, cable modems, Ethernet, and automotive applications. His work was key to Broadcom growing from a small startup to a world leader in broadband semiconductors. Today, it is practically impossible to transfer data over the Internet without utilizing Bult’s circuits techniques. An IEEE Fellow, Bult is a professor with Delft University of Technology, Delft, Zuid Holland, the Netherlands.
The IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits will be presented at the 2020 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
Past Recipients of the Donald O. Pederson Solid-State Circuits Award
|2018||William S. Carter and Stephen M. Trimberger|
|2017||Takao Nishitani and John S. Thompson|
|2016||Miles A. Copeland|
|2015||Robert W. Adams|
|2014||Robert G. Meyer|
|2013||Anantha P. Chandrakasan|
|2007||Hugo De Man|
|2006||Mark A. Horowitz|
Past Recipients Solid-State Circuits Award
|2005||Bruce A. Wooley|
|2002||Chenming Hu and Ping Ko|
|2000||Robert H. Krambreck and Stephen Law|
|1999||Kensall D. Wise|
|1997||Robert W. Brodersen|
|1996||Rudy J. van de Plassche|
|1995||Lewis M. Terman|
|1994||Paul R. Gray|
|1989||James D. Meindl|
Past Recipients of the Solid-State Circuits Development Award:
|1985||Donald O. Pederson|