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2 November 2022

UCSB and UCSD professors to receive 2022 University Research Awards from SIA/SRC

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have announced the recipients of the 2022 University Research Awards: Dr Mark J.W. Rodwell, Doluca Family Endowed Chair and Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB); and Dr Tajana Šimunić Rosing, Fratamico Endowed Chair and Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

SIA and SRC present the University Research Awards annually to individuals who demonstrate excellence in advancing research in semiconductor technology and design. Rodwell and Rosing will receive the awards at the SIA Awards Dinner on 17 November in San Jose, CA.

“Research drives game-changing innovations in semiconductors and the countless technologies they enable,” comments John Neuffer, president & CEO of SIA, which represents US-based semiconductor manufacturing, design and research. “Through their excellence in semiconductor research, professors Rodwell and Rosing are advancing American innovation and helping make the world smarter, more efficient, and better connected.”

Neuffer also highlighted the importance of recent enactment of the CHIPS and Science Act, which provides critical semiconductor manufacturing incentives and research investments. This federal research funding will complement existing large investments from the semiconductor industry, which plows about one-fifth of revenue into R&D.

Rodwell and Rosing join a “distinguished lineup of past award winners based on their incredible contributions into the semiconductor industry,” comments Dr Todd Younkin, president & CEO of SRC.

Rodwell will receive the honor for excellence in semiconductor technology research. His development of millimetre- and sub-millimeter-wave indium phosphide (InP) heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) and III-V metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) have extended the limits of high-frequency radio, high-speed optical communications, and imaging applications. His work has not only enabled ultra-high-speed 5G wireless radios and links but has also closed the ‘Terahertz Gap’ to make the next generation of 6G communications and high-resolution cameras and imagers possible. Rodwell is an IEEE Fellow and has received numerous awards, including the 1997 IEEE Microwave Prize, the 1998 European Microwave Conference Microwave Prize, and the 2010 IEEE Sarnoff Award.

Rosing will receive the award for excellence in semiconductor design research. Inspired by the human brain, her research work on hyper-dimensional computing systems has been accelerated in hardware such as GPUs, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and PIM to handle high-dimensional vectors in data-intensive applications, including COVID-19 sequence analysis, drug discovery, personalized healthcare, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Her approaches are delivering impressive accuracy in learning from big data, with excellent performance, extreme energy efficiency, and robustness. Rosing is a both an IEEE and ACM Fellow.

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