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Subramanian S. Iyer

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Subramanian S. Iyer


Subramanian S. Iyer is IBM Fellow and Chief Technologist at the Microelectronics Division, IBM Systems & Technology Group, and is responsible for technology strategy and competitiveness, embedded memory and 3 Dimensional Integration.

He obtained his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles. He joined the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in 1981 and was manager of the Exploratory Structures and Devices Group till 1994, when he founded SiBond LLC to develop and manufacture Silicon-on-insulator materials. He has been with the IBM Microelectronics Division since 1997. Dr. Iyer has received two Corporate awards and four Outstanding Technical Achievement awards at IBM for the development of the Titanium Salicide process, the fabrication of the first SiGe Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor, the development of embedded DRAM technology and the development of eFUSE technology.

His current technical interests and work lie in the area of 3-dimensional integration for memory sub-systems and the semiconductor roadmap. He is a Master Inventor. He received the Distingushed Aluminus award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2004. Dr. Iyer has authored over 175 articles in technical journals and several book chapters and co-edited a book on bonded SOI. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, NY. He is the recepient of the 2012 IEEE Daniel Nobel award for emerging techologies.

In his spare time, he studies Sanskrit and role of Indic languages, traditions and culture in different parts of the world.