MTL alumnus Lisa Su, an advisee of Professor Dimitri Antoniadis, was named vice president of the IBM semiconductor research and development center. This promotion makes her "one of the highest-ranking female executives in the U.S. chip industry," as reported by EETimes Online on October 26, 2005.
Su, shown at right holding the IBM/Sony/Toshiba jointly-developed Cell micrprocessor, received her B.S. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991, and her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994. Her doctoral dissertation was on the design of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) devices for high-performance applications.
Su has published over 35 technical publications and was named as one of MIT Technology Review's Top 100 Young Innovators in 2002. She has spent the past ten years at IBM in various engineering and management positions in CMOS device development. Her tenure at IBM includes serving as the director of the PowerPC and Emerging Products line for IBM Microelectronics.
IBM semiconductor innovations include dual-core microprocessors, copper wiring, silicon-on-insulator and silicon germanium transistors, strained silicon, and eFUSE, a technology that enables computer chips to automatically respond to changing conditions. More information about IBM Microelectronics can be found at: http://www.ibm.com/chips .
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