The transistor and the floating-gate memory

Simon Sze

❏ Lecture Slides (Stanford)

❏ Lecture Slides (SystemX Members)

Date: August 12, 2015


Bell Laboratories (also known as Bell Labs) was established in 1925 as a research and development organization of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T).  At its peak (from mid 1940s to late 1980s) Bell Labs was considered the most prominent research institution in the world, having 30,000 staff with 4,000 Ph.Ds and an annual budget of US$3 billions.  There have been seven Nobel Prizes awarded for work completed at Bell Labs.

Further Information:

Dr. Simon M. Sze received his B. S. degree from the National Taiwan University, M. S. from the University of Washington, and Ph. D. from Stanford University, all in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Sze was with Bell Laboratories from 1963 to 1989 as a member of the Technical Staff.  He joined the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) from 1990 to 2006 as a Distinguished Chair Professor.  At present, he is an Honorary Chair Professor at NCTU.  Dr. Sze has served as Visiting Professor to many academic institutions including the University of Cambridge, Delft University, Soochow University, Stanford University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Created: Wednesday, August 12th, 2015