Nanotech 2004 Conference Technical Program Speaker Biography
Dr. Juri Matisoo is vice-president, Technology, for the Semiconductor Industry Association. As such he has oversight responsibility for all of the technology activities of the SIA. This includes the SIA’s International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, a document which compiles the world-wide view of the major technical hurdles in the way of continued progress of the industry. It also includes the collaborative efforts of the manufacturing and research consortia, (SEMATECH, SRC) set up by the SIA in the 1980s, and the Focus Center program set up by the SIA in 1998. The latter is a long-range university research program, which will funnel $600M to virtual university centers over a ten year period. This program is managed by MARCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of the SRC.
Dr. Matisoo also serves as the Secretary to the SIA’s Technology Strategy Committee, which consists of the technical leaders of all of the SIA Board companies. The TSC develops strategies to maintain and promote U.S. leadership in semiconductor technology.
Dr. Matisoo is a member of the Technical Advisory Group of President Bush’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Dr. Matisoo is formerly vice-president, Research for the National Semiconductor Corporation. He has thirty years of research management experience with IBM. His career with IBM encompassed research and management of nearly every aspect of computer technology, including semiconductor and storage hardware, as well as database management ,other software, and systems. Most recently, he was vice-president, and Director of the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose. He was a Member of the IBM Corporate Technical Committee, at Armonk. N.Y. reporting to the IBM Chief Scientist. Among his business activities, he served as CTO for patent cross-licensing negotiations between IBM, and the Japanese computer manufacturers.
Dr. Matisoo obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Matisoo, is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a winner of the IEEE’s Jack A. Morton award, given for outstanding contributions in solid-state devices.