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Professor Simon M. Sze to Lecture

Distinguished EE Alum returns to UW on July 31st

Simon M. Sze, Ph.D. will present "Four Decades of Developments in Microelectronics: Achievements and Challenges" to students, faculty and members of the nanotech community on Monday, July 31 at 2:30 p.m. in the EE/CSE Building (EE1), Room 105. An attendance of 200 is expected.

Dr. Sze is an internationally recognized expert in nanotechnology. After completing his M.S. in EE at the University of Washington, he went on to obtain a Ph.D. from Stanford University in EE. He worked at Bell Laboratories from 1963 - 89 where he made pioneering contributions - most noteworthy is his invention of the nonvolatile semiconductor memory such as EEPROM and flash memory. This memory is a key component for the cellular phone, notebook computer, smart IC card, digital camera, and a host of portable electronic systems.

Dr. Sze is equally renown for his prolific career as author, co-author and editor of over 100 technical papers, and 24 books. His book "Physics of Semiconductor Devices" (Wiley, 1969, 2nd Ed, 1981) is the most cited work in contemporary engineering and applied science publications (over 12,000 citations from ISI Press).

Prof. Sze is a recipient of the IEEE Ebers Award, the Sun Yet-sen Award, the National Science and Technology Award, and the National Chair Professor Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of the Academia Sinica, the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering .

In 1990, he joined the faculty of the Electronic Engineering Department, National Chiao Tung University, (NCTU). He is currently UMC Chair Professor, NCTU, and President, National Nano Devece Laboratories.

Prof. Sze's visit and lecture marks the 40th anniversary of the integrated circuit.

For more information, contact:

Professor Bruce Darling
(206) 543-4703
Rosemary Coleman, External Relations
(206) 221-5290