ISSCC 2013 Plenary Session -- The Evolution of Technology
The following links are articles written in response to Carver Mead's
plenary talk given on February 20, 2013 at the International Solid-State
Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco. In May, the plenary video
will be posted both here and publicly on the ISSCC website.
Brief Sketch of Contributions (pdf)
2011 recipient of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the
category of Information and Communication Technologies.
recognized for being "the most influential thinker and pioneer" of the
silicon age and for enabling "the development of the billion-transistor
processors that drive the electronic devices—for example, in laptops,
tablets, smartphones, DVD players—ubiquitous in our daily lives." [Read more]
Kavli Futures Symposium, Caltech
Plenty of Room in the Middle:
Nanoscience - The Next 50 Years
"Why OpSIS: Parallels with MOSIS and the
Fabless Semiconductor Industry" Optoelectronic Systems Integration in
Silicon, College of Engineering, University of Washington, February 1,
Carver Mead Oral History
Electric Power History
Gone to Bodie
The Evolution of High Tension Power Distribution
Remnants of the Southern Power Co.
Remnants of The 12th (---) of Christmas
The Kern-1 Line—1907
Postscript to Kern-1 Line—1907 During the fall of 2006, a devastating brush fire ravaged the entire area where we found these specimens. The brush that had sheltered them for 85 years became an inferno, and any porcelain near it was crazed and shattered into small shards. These amazing pieces of electrical history escaped their certain fate by only three years. To read more click here.
Carver interviews Gordon Moore
Gordon E. Moore (PhD '54) and Carver chat about the electronics revolution on September 29, 2005 at the Moore's Law 40th Anniversary. Posted on You Tube in late 2007, conversation begins about 19 minutes into the clip.
Mead in the field on an industrial archeology expedition explaining
lineman techniques to Bruce Whistance.
Awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Bush in 2002.
This is the first VLSI class in 1971.