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Solid-State Circuits Society Newsletter, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date Spring 2007

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  • IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society News - Cover

    Publication Year: 2007
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  • Editor's column

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 2
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  • IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society News - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 3
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  • Letters to the Editor

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 4 - 5
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  • 0-60 GHz in four years: 60 GHz RF in digital CMOS

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 5 - 9
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    In early 2001, most researchers were focusing on the spectrum from 1-5 GHz, with a few isolated research groups pushing circuits up to 24 GHz. The suggestion to exploit 60 GHz with CMOS seemed comic to some but the availability of nearly universal unlicensed spectrum was the obvious motivation. The Berkeley Wireless Research Center has succeeded in developing an extended BSIM3 model, a library of active and passive devices, and demonstrated the world fastest CMOS amplifier at 104 GHz. View full abstract»

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  • "Out-of-the-park home runs" - legendary digital circuits that tracked technology scaling

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 11 - 16
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    Today we enjoy today an abundance of electronic capability enabled by successive generations of technology scaling. While transistor device technologies have evolved to circumvent limitations arising from power consumption, variability, and atomistic-level physics, what has been less apparent is the circuit design response to these device changes. This article provides a glimpse at what's happened over the years in circuit styles including Push-Pull Logic, Bootstrapping, E/D Decoding, Static Combinatorial, DCVS, Pass-Gate/T-Gate, Dynamic Domino, Body-Biasing, Sub Vt Operation. View full abstract»

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  • The (pre-) history of the integrated circuit: a random walk

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 16 - 22
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    Return to the world of coherers, crystals, catwhiskers, point contacts, and Chilean copper rectifiers. Follow the random path of semiconductor advances made without fundamental understanding. Grow in the confidence that all the good stuff has NOT already been invented. The microprocessor consumes 100 watts, switching at pico-seconds while your brain consumes just 20 to 25 watts, and operates at microcroseconds. Nature shows us there's plenty of advances left. View full abstract»

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  • Crystal fire: the invention, development and impact of the transistor

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 24 - 29
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    [Adapted from Chapter 1 of "Crystal Fire: The Birth of the Information Age," by M. Riordan and L. Hoddeson, 1997, W.W. Norton & Co.] This book by Michael Riordan and Lillian Hoddeson recounts the lives of John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley, the three principal inventors of the transistor, and the revolutionary discoveries of others including Robert Noyce, Jean Hoerni and J.S. Kilby that led to the computer era and the phenomenon of Silicon Valley. View full abstract»

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  • Semiconductor Amplifier Patent [US Patent No. 2,502,488]

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 30 - 31
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  • Patents [Three-electrode circuit element utilizing semiconductive materials - US Patent No. 2,524,035]

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 32 - 33
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  • Semiconductor Device-and-Lead Structure, Reprint of U.S. Patent 2,981,877 (Issued April 25, 1961. Filed July 30, 1959)

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 34 - 40
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    Robert Noyce, who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 with seven others including Jean Hoerni and Gordon E. Moore, and went on to found Intel with Moore in 1968, received Patent No. 2,981,877 in 1961 for the first monolithic integrated circuit made of silicon. He and J.S. Kilby are recognized as co-inventors of the integrated circuit. Noyce received the President's National Merit of Science Award in 1979 for his work, as did J.S. Kilby in 1969. Read all seven pages of the original patent filing. View full abstract»

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  • Patents [Method of manufacturing semiconductor devices - US Patent No. 3,025,589]

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 41 - 42
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  • Miniaturized electronic circuits [US Patent No. 3,138, 743]

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 44 - 54
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  • Asad Abidi, Mark Horowitz and Teresa Meng Elected to U.S. National Academy of Engineering

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 55 - 56
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  • Yannis P. Tsividis and Hugo De Man Receive IEEE Field Awards at ISSCC 2007

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 56 - 57
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  • SSCS Nominees Recognized at ISSCC Plenary for Elevation to Fellow, 17 SSCS Members Join IEEE Fellow Class of 2006

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 57 - 59
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  • Huijsing, Makinwa, and Pertijs Receive JSSC 2005 Best Paper Award

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 60 - 61
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  • Best Student Design Awards Presented at ISSCC 2007

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 62 - 64
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  • Lanzerotti Honored by IEEE Women in Engineering Society of New York, VLSI Designer Named Engineer of the Year 2006

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 64
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  • Congratulations New Senior Members, 34 Elected in January and February

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 64
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  • TOOLS: How to Write Readable Reports and Winning Proposals, Part 3: Save Readers and Yourself Precious Time

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 65
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    Part 3: Save Readers and Yourself Precious Time Follow three simple rules to avoid wasting time when you write reports: Don't make your readers read any thing they don't want to know. Don't write down things you'll end up deleting. Don't make the reader read anything twice. View full abstract»

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  • New SSCS Chapters in Tainan and South Brazil, Seoul and Santa Clara Chapters Host Talks

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 66 - 67
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  • A Chapter Is Born in Southern Taiwan

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 67 - 68
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  • Classic Books Remain Best Sellers at ISSCC 2007, Books on Music and Mathematics and Advanced Excel are Sleepers

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 69 - 71
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  • Digital and Analog Designers Spar at ISSCC Evening Panel Session

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 71
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Aims & Scope

This Periodical ceased production in 2008. The current retitled publication is IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine.

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