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 the 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 and letters from 3 to 5 endorsers. 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: Hideto Hidaka

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.



Deog-Kyoon Jeong Receives the 2024 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits

Donald P AwardThe recipient of the 2024 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits is Deog-Kyoon Jeong (Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea) for "leadership in the technology development for Digital Video Interface (DVI) and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)."

The IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits will be presented at the 2024 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).

Deog-Kyoon Jeong (S’85–M’89–SM’09–F’17) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, in 1981 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, in 1989. After graduation, he was with Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., for two years as a member of the technical staff, where he was involved in the modeling of BiCMOS gates and design of the single-chip implementation of the SPARC architecture. In 1991, he joined the faculty of the Department of Electronics Engineering and the Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center, Seoul National University, where he is currently a professor. He was one of the co-founders of Silicon Image, Sunnyvale, CA, which specialized in digital interface circuits for video displays such as DVI and HDMI. He received the ISSCC Takuo Sugano Award in 2005 for Outstanding Far-East Paper with his colleagues and students. He also received the Samsung Hoam Award in 2009 for his technical contribution of the digital video interface.

He is currently a board member of SK Hynix. His main research interests include the design of high-speed I/O circuits, phase-locked loops, and low-power memory interfaces. 


Past Recipients of the Donald O. Pederson Solid-State Circuits Award 

2023 Ingrid Verbauwhede, Professor, Research Group COSIC (Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography Group) "for pioneering contributions to energy-efficient and high-performance secure integrated circuits and systems"
2022 Akira Matsuzawa, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan and Founder & CEO, Tech Idea Co., Ltd., Kanagawa, Japan "for pioneering contributions to low-power, analog-to-digital converters in systems on a chip (SoCs) for digital video applications"
2021 A. Paul Brokaw, Retired, Analog Devices Fellow "for leadership in the design of voltage references, amplifiers, and power management, and for contributions to the principles of analog circuit design"
2020 Klaas Bult, Professor, Delft University of  Technology – Fac. EEMCS, Delft, Zuid Holland, the Netherlands “For leadership in embedded analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits.” 
2019 Laurence Nagel, President, Omega Enterprises Consulting, Kensington, California, USA “For the development and demonstration of SPICE as a tool to design and optimize electronic circuits.”

William S. Carter, Fellow, Xilinx, San Jose, California, USA

Stephen M. Trimberger, Fellow, Xilinx, San Jose, California, USA

“For contributions to field-programmable gate array technology.”
2017 Takao Nishitani, Representative Partner, Laisip, Kanagawa, Japan


 John S. Thompson, Consultant and President (Retired), Technology Pathways, Tucson, Arizona, USA
“For pioneering real-time programmable digital signal processor architectures.”
2016 Miles A. Copeland, Distinguished Research Professor (Retired), Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada “For contributions to the design and application of switched-capacitor and RF signal processing circuits.”
2015 Robert W. Adams, Fellow, Analog Devices, Inc., Acton, Massachusetts, USA “For contributions to noise-shaping data converter circuits, digital signal processing, and log-domain analog filters.”
2014 Robert G. Meyer, Professor Emeritus and Professor in the Graduate School, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA USA “For pioneering contributions to the design and modeling of analog and radio- frequency circuits.”
2013 Anantha P. Chandrakasan, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA “For pioneering techniques in low-power digital and analog CMOS design.”
2012 Behzad Razavi, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA “For pioneering contributions to the design of high-speed CMOS communication circuits.”
2011 Willy Sansen, Emeritus Professor, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium “For leadership in analog integrated circuit design.”
2010 Takayasu Sakurai, Professor, Inst of Industrial Science Univ of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan “For pioneering contributions to the design and modeling of high-speed and low-power CMOS logic circuits.”
2009 Teresa Meng, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA “For pioneering contributions to the development of integrated wireless communications systems.”
2008 Asad Abidi, Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA “For pioneering and sustained contributions in the development of RF-CMOS”
2007 Hugo De Man, Dept of EE, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,


Leuven, Belgium
“For leadership in integrated circuit design and design methodology.”
2006 Mark A. Horowitz, Professor of EE and CS, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA “For pioneering contributions to the design of high-performance digital integrated circuits and systems.”

Past Recipients Solid-State Circuits Award

2005 Bruce A. Wooley, Professor, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA “For pioneering contributions to integrated electronics for analog-to-digital data conversion in communications systems.”
2005 Eric Vittoz, Professor and Chief Scientist CSEMS.A.,Neuchatel, Switzerland "For pioneering contributions to low-power device modeling and CMOS circuit design"
2003 Daniel Dobberpuhl, Vice President and General Manager Broadcom Corporation, San Jose, CA, USA "For pioneering design of high-speed and low-power microprocessors."

Chenming Hu, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA


 Ping Ko, Authosis, Inc.,


Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
"For contributions to MOSFET physics and development of the BSIM model for CMOS circuit simulation."
2001 No Award
2000 Robert H. Krambreck, Tandem Computers, Cupertino, CA, USA


 Stephen Law, Alaris, Inc., Fremont, CA, USA
"For pioneering the introduction and implementation of domino CMOS logic."
1999 Kensall D. Wise, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, USA "For pioneering contributions to the development of solid-state sensors, circuits and integrated sensing systems."
1998  Nicky Lu, Etron Technology Inc. Hsinchu, Taiwan "For pioneering contributions to high speed dynamic memory design and cell technology."
1997 Robert W. Brodersen, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA "For contributions to the design of integrated circuits for signal processing systems."
1996 Rudy J. van de Plassche, Philips Research Labs Eindhoven, The Netherlands "For pioneering contributions to the design of integrated circuits for data conversion."
1995 Lewis M. Terman, IBM/T. J. Watson Research Center Yorktown Heights, NY, USA "For leadership in the field of MOS devices and circuits for semiconductor memories."
1994 Paul R. Gray, University of California Berkeley, CA, USA "For contributions to analog integrated circuit design, especially for MOS switched capacitor circuits."
1993 Kiyoo Itoh, Hitachi, Ltd. Tokyo Japan "For technical contributions to folded data-line circuits and the development of high-density dynamic RAMs."
1992 Barrie Gilbert, Analog Devices Beaverton, OR, USA "For contributions to non-linear analog signal processing circuits."
1991 Frank Wanlass, Standard Micro Sys. San Jose, CA, USA "For the invention of Complementary MOS (CMOS) Logic Circuitry."
1990 Toshi Masuhara, Hitachi, Ltd. Tokyo Japan "For pioneering contributions to NMOS depletion-load circuits and the development of high speed CMOS memories."
1989 James D. Meindl, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA "For contributions to solid-state circuits and solid-state circuit technology."

Past Recipients of the Solid-State Circuits Development Award:

1988 Karl Stein
1987 Robert Widlar
1986 Barrie Gilbert
1985 Donald O. Pederson