Society Brief - July 2022
Society Governance

EDS Strategic Planning Updates

On behalf of your EDS community, EDS leadership and delegates descended upon Hawaii (10-11 June) for a groundbreaking two-day strategic planning event in prelude to the Mid-Year EDS Board of Governors (BoG) meeting and the IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology & Circuits. Everyone came with dedication and commitment that even exceeded expectations with a collective burning desire to propel EDS forward in the years to come. Most specific outcomes will be disclosed publicly after vetting through EDS membership that will include two live webinars on 20 July with favorable times to Europe and Asia, respectively. But we can reveal our adopted EDS Core Values that were affirmed by the EDS BoG [trustful, respectful, inclusive, ethical, and open] and which were guiding principles throughout the deliberations and discussions. Key performance indicators (KPI) were proposed and refined that will lead to an EDS Dashboard, tracking our EDS progress, holding our community accountable for positive change. This will be key for an iterative deployment plan, baking in a feedback loop. We hope that our recommitment will attract a new generation of volunteers to get more involved and make EDS the place to be for the field of electron devices benefitting humanity..

Ravi Todi, EDS President
Doug Verret, EDS Strategic Directions Vice President
Paul Berger, EDS Future Directions AdHoc Committee Chair


EDS Board of Governors Members-at-Large Election

The IEEE Electron Devices Society invites nominations for election to its Board of Governors Members-at-Large.

Nomination Deadline: 15 October 2022


2021 IEEE EDS Leo Esaki Award

Congratulations to the 2021 IEEE EDS Leo Esaki Award Winners for their winning paper "Utilization of Unsigned Inputs for NAND Flash-Based Parallel and High-Density Synaptic Architecture in Binary Neural Networks"


Lester F. Eastman Award
Nomination Deadline Extended until 1 August 2022

The Lester F. Eastman Award is named after the late Professor Lester F. Eastman. Professor Eastman, a world leader in the physics and technology of compound semiconductor materials and devices; invented, fabricated, and investigated many novel semiconductor materials and devices. To be eligible, the nominee must be active in the semiconductor devices field and have outstanding achievements.

Education Programs

New Content in the EDS Resource Center

* Electronics and Spintronics in 2D Materials
* RF Reliability Characterization in CMOS bulk and SOI Technologies for 5G
* Electronics on Anything: How Thin Film Electronics Can Instrument the World
* Advances in high-speed electro-optic modulators: a computer-aided design perspective
* Discovering Engineering Design Templates in Nature's Transducers
* Vertical Thinking in Light Emitting Diodes


Future Engineers Explore Nanotechnology

Thanks to EDS funding, students from a Washington, D.C. charter high school had the opportunity to explore the field of nanotechnology. The two-day learning experience was organized by The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). Read the full article via the link below.

EDS Podcast

New Podcast with Dr. Richard M. Swanson!
Learn about Dr. Richard M. Swanson, the founder of SunPower, a solar photovoltaic cell manufacturer.

EDS Women in Electron Devices

Integrated Circuits, Nanoelectronics, Sensors Applications

Professor Mona E. Zaghloul (The George Washington University), describes her fascinating adventure of research, teaching and mentoring in integrated circuits, nanoelectronics and sensors. Her story emphasizes the issue of barriers for women willing to work in engineering. 

Young Professionals
Jiaji Ma: Reflections from an EDS Young Professional

Read about Jiaji Ma, a pioneering entrepreneur, inventor and member of our society. Learn about his research and reasons for being involved with IEEE and EDS.

75th Anniversary of the Transistor
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Transistor

At the recent EDS Board of Governors Meeting, attendees enjoyed a celebratory cake to commemorate the important technical milestone.

History and Emerging Designs of Power Transistors

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Transistor, by B. Jayant Baliga, highlights important power transistor innovations that have occurred since the 1960s.

Transistors at 75 - Past, Present, and Future

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the transistor, the July 2022 issue of the EDS Newsletter features an article by Chenming Hu on the evolution of the transistor. Dr. Hu is called the Father of 3D Transistors for developing the FinFET (fin-shaped field-effect transistor) in 1999.

Chapter News
Japan Joint Chapter Student Awards

The 2021 EDS Japan Joint Chapter Student Awards (VLSI and IEDM) were presented to three students, who made excellent presentations at the conferences. The Student Award ceremony was held via the Webex platform. The award winners and their research paper titles were posted on the chapter's webpage. For more information about winning papers and activities of EDS members in Japan visit their website.

2022 EDS Chapter of the Year Award - Call for Nominations

The IEEE EDS Chapter of the Year Award is given each year based on the quantity and quality of the activities and programs implemented by the chapters during the prior 1 July – 30 June period (for 2022 awards - activities and programs between 1 July, 2021, and 30 June, 2022). Virtual events can also be included.

Nominations for the awards can only be made by Regions/Chapters Committee Members, Subcommittee for Regions/Chapters Chairs/Vice-Chairs, or self-nominated by Chapter Chairs. Deadline for nominations is 15 September 2022. Please visit the EDS website to submit a nomination form.

EDS Chapter in IEEE Columbus Section Wins IEEE MGA Award for "Outstanding Medium Section Chapter"

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 MGA Outstanding Large, Medium and Small Section Awards, "For successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public by maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branches, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups within their geographic boundaries."

 - IEEE Malaysia Section from Region 10 (2022 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award)
 - IEEE Columbus Section from Region 2 (2022 MGA Outstanding Medium Section Award)
 - IEEE Galveston Bay Section from Region 5 (2022 MGA Outstanding Small Section Award) 


Outside System Connectivity Roadmap

Read the latest Technical Brief in the July issue of the EDS Newsletter. C. Michael Garner (Garner Nanotechnology Solutions), provides an in-depth report on the current status of the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems.


Publication Opportunities

Our society publishes over a dozen flagship, industry-leading periodicals and journals that offer students, faculty, staff, scientists and engineers, access to interesting, reliable, and relevant technical content that will inspire their next milestone paper, invention or discovery.

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