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History Session @ Flash Memory Summit, Aug 7th, Santa Clara, CA

Session 302-C: An Interview with Simon Sze, Co-Inventor of the Floating Gate (History Track)
Organizer: Brian A. Berg, President, Berg Software Design

Thursday, August 7 9:45am-10:50am Santa Clara Convention Center

http://www.flashmemorysummit.com/English/Conference/Seminar_Session_Descriptions.html#S302C

Speaker

Simon Sze, Professor, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)

Session Description:

What was the origin of the “floating gate” transistor, the foundation for all of today’s nonvolatile memory? A small group at Bell Labs thought of replacing core memory with non volatile semiconductor memory that didn’t exist at the time.  A lunchtime conversation about layered chocolate or cheesecake spawned the concept of a “floating gate” layer.

Come hear Simon Sze, father of the floating gate, share details of this and many other interesting stories about how storage technology has progressed, including work by Intel, Toshiba, and many now-forgotten companies.

Intended Audience:
Marketing and sales managers and executives, marketing engineers, product managers, product marketing specialists, hardware and software designers, software engineers, technology managers, systems analysts and integrators, engineering managers, consultants, design specialists, design service providers, marcom specialists, product marketing engineers, financial managers and executives, system engineers, test engineers, venture capitalists, financial analysts, media representatives, sales representatives, distributors, and solution providers.

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Read more, including questions/discussion issue list at:

http://ithistory.org/blog/?p=2163

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Related Session:

Following this history session (at 11am),  Prof. Sze will receive the FMS Lifetime Achievment award as co-inventor of the floating gate transistor.  More information here.

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