Dr. Chenming Calvin Hu
Dr. Chenming Calvin Hu is the TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor of Microelectronics in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at University of California, Berkeley. He was the Chief Technology Officer of TSMC, world's largest dedicated integrated circuits manufacturing company from, 2001 to 2004. He serves on the board of SanDisk Corp. and the nonprofit Friends of Children with Special Needs. Previously he was the founding chairman of Celestry Design Technologies that was acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 2002 and the board chairman of the nonprofit East Bay Chinese School, Oakland, CA.
He has authored or co-authored four books and 800 research papers and has mentored 60 doctoral students. He received UC Berkeley's highest honor for teaching -- the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Hu is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Academia Sinica; a fellow of the IEEE and the Institute of Physics; and an Honorary Professor of CAS Microelectronics Institute, and National Chiao Tung University.
In 2009 he received the IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal for contributions to small, reliable, and high-performance circuits and the SRC Aristotle Award. His other awards include the IEEE Jack A. Morton Award for contributions to transistor reliability and the DARPA Most Significant Technological Accomplishment Award for co-developing FinFET. FinFET is a promising future MOSFET structure and has enabled several corporations and universities to set new world record of the smallest transistor several times already. He also received the IEEE Solid State Circuits Award for the BSIM transistor model. BSIM is the first industry standard for integrated circuits simulation and has been used in designing IC products with cumulative sales of many hundred billion dollars. His inventions have received over 100 US patents.
Dr. Hu received his B.S. degree from National Taiwan University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of California, Berkeley, all in electrical engineering.