This scientist got his Ph.D 40 years ago who saved the world’s 15% energy consumption at one time. He is continuing his journey of innovations now in discovering silicon’s replacement material for humankind.
My father always taught me that the true worth of an individual is measured based on their contribution to society. As I entered graduate school in 1975 I knew my passion was in the field of semiconductors, and I felt my best contribution to society would come from finding a successor to silicon. I did my graduate work in Gallium Arsenide, but realized by the time I received my PhD in 1977 that Gallium Arsenide’s prospects were limited as a semiconductor due to the basic materials properties, I went to work applying everything I learned to making better devices in silicon.
June 15, 2017
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