by Jorge Cham
Subject:   Dr. Katsuhiro Shimohigashi, General Manager, Semiconductor Technology Development Division, Semiconductor & Integrated Circuits, Hitachi, Ltd. , "Transformation of Semiconductor R&D"
Sponsor:   US-Japan Technology Management Center
Date:   Thursday, November 18, 1999
Time:   4:15pm - 5:30pm
Location:   Skilling Engineering Auditorium [look for it in a campus map]
Event URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/~viji/
Sponsor URL:   http://fuji.stanford.edu
Abstract: This presentation will begin with an overview of technology and market issues in the semiconductor industry; with special emphasis on the vicissitudes of the industry. Dr. Shimohigashi will go over the morphing trends in the various segments of the semiconductor industry with a focus on emerging trends in research and development and production lines. He will also talk about technology transfer methodology in Hitachi and how the company deals with research and development diversification issues. Dr. Shimohigashi will talk in detail about the history of research and development at Hitachi Central Research Laboratories and explain the patent process the researchers go through. Speaker Bio: Katsuhiro Shimohigashi received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1969, 1971 and 1988, respectively. He joined the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo, in 1971. Since 1973 he has worked on the circuit and device design of dynamic MOS memories. He was a Visiting Research Scholar at Stanford University from September 1977 to August 1978, where he worked on the study of submicron MOS device physics and its modeling. From 1987 to 1989, he oversaw the development of CMOS and BiCMOS devices for advanced logic and memory applications, non-volatile memory development, and investigation of low temperature silicon devices for very high-speed ULSIs. During 1990 to 1994, he was Deputy Manager of the Planning Office, Manager of the ULSI Research Center, and Manager of the Advanced Devices Department, CRL, Hitachi Ltd. From 1995 to 1996 he was Assistant to General Manager in Memory Business Operations, and General Manager of the Semiconductor Development Center, Semiconductor & Integrated Circuits Division, Hitachi, Ltd. Dr. Shimohigashi received the Okouchi Memorial Technology Prize in 1991, and the best paper award from the IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) of Japan in 1991. He is a senior member of the IEEE, Electron Devices Society and a member of the IEICE of Japan. He was an associate editor of the IEICE Transactions on Electronics during 1991-1994 and was the guest editor of the special issue in April 1995. He is now secretary of the Far-East program committee for the IEEE ISSCC.
Event history: Submitted by barrkat on 10-Nov-1999;
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