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, 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: John R. Long
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.
A. Paul Brokaw Receives the 2021 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits
The recipient of the 2021 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits is A. Paul Brokaw for leadership in the design of voltage references, amplifiers, and power management, and for contributions to the principles of analog circuit design
A. Paul Brokaw has created many of the foundational integrated circuit topologies employed over the last four decades in successful semiconductor devices and helped establish an entire philosophy of analog circuit design. Brokaw improved on temperature-compensated bandgap circuits with what would become known as the “Brokaw Bandgap Reference,” now the dominant reference/bias source for analog and mixed-signal circuits. This work was also integral to the analog transition from bipolar to CMOS technologies. His contributions to analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters pushed the level of precision available in integrated converters with innovations that improved the matching accuracy of scaled reference currents over a wide dynamic range and temperature range, leading to best-selling products from Analog Devices, Inc.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Brokaw retired as an Analog Devices Fellow with Analog Devices, Inc., currently residing in Tucson, AZ, USA.
The IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits will be presented virtually at the 2021 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
Past Recipients of the Donald O. Pederson Solid-State Circuits Award
|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,
|“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."|
|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:
|1985||Donald O. Pederson|