SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today presented its 2013 University Researcher Award – in consultation with Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) – to University of Florida professor Mark Law in recognition of his exceptional contributions to semiconductor research.
"It is a pleasure to recognize Dr. Law for his outstanding achievements in the field of semiconductor research," said Dr. John E. Kelly III, IBM senior vice president and director of IBM Research. "Trailblazing researchers like Dr. Law are building the foundation for the next generation of technologies that will drive growth in the U.S. semiconductor industry and the overall economy. We commend Dr. Law for his tremendous accomplishments."
Dr. Law, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering at the University of Florida, was selected for his work in advancing research in integrated circuit devices and reliability. His research group at Florida has developed FLOOPS and FLOODS, the Florida Object Oriented Process and Device Simulators, which previously won the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technical Excellence Award.
"Dr. Law exemplifies today's highly valued researcher that is relied upon to not only deliver basic research, but also help cultivate world-class talent that will continue to propel the future of the semiconductor industry," said SRC President Larry Sumney.
Dr. Law was editor-in-chief of the IEEE Journal on Technology Computer Aided Design from 1997-2002 and has served as an editor of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. He has written over 200 papers in the area of process and device modeling. His complete bio is available here.
About the SIA
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America's top export industries and a key driver of America's economic strength, national security and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – microchips that control all modern electronics – enable the systems and products that we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million people in the U.S. In 2012, U.S. semiconductor sales totaled more than $146 billion, and semiconductors make the global trillion dollar electronics industry possible. Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites companies that account for 80 percent of America's semiconductor production. Through this coalition, SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition. Learn more at www.semiconductors.org.
Celebrating 31 years of collaborative research for the semiconductor industry, SRC defines industry needs, invests in and manages the research that gives its members a competitive advantage in the dynamic global marketplace. Awarded the National Medal of Technology, America's highest recognition for contributions to technology, SRC expands the industry knowledge base and attracts premier students to help innovate and transfer semiconductor technology to the commercial industry. For more information, visit www.src.org.
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