IBM Research Emeritus
IBM Research Division
Yorktown Heights, New York, USA  

Lewis Terman received the B.S. in Physics and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in EE from Stanford in 1956, 1958, and 1961 respectively.  He joined the IBM Research Division in 1961, where he has worked on solid-state circuits, semiconductor technology, memory design and technology, digital and analog circuits, and processor design.  He did two tours of duty on the Research Division technical planning staff, 1979-1980 and 1991-1993.  He was manager and senior manager of groups working in MOS logic and memory design and technology, and has been involved in a number of programs leading to products.  He received nine major IBM technical awards, including three Corporate awards.   He was elected to the IBM Academy of Technology in 1991, and served as president in 2001-2003.  He became Associate Director, IBM Research Systems Department in 2003, and retired in 2006.  He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.   

IEEE Activities (S58-M61-SM74-F75-LF97) OFFICES: IEEE Board of Directors, 2001, 2004-05; Division I Director, 2004-05; IEEE President-Elect 2007; IEEE President 2008. COMMITTEES/BOARDS: Vice President Technical Activities Board, 2001; Nominations and Appointments, 1993-94; Strategic Planning, 1998-99, 2005; Awards Board, Vice Chair, 1996-97; Awards Planning and Policy, Chair, 1996-97; Proceedings of the IEEE Editorial Board, 1989-2004; Proceedings of the IEEE, Guest Co-Editor, 1995; IEEE Spectrum Editorial Board, 1999-2005; PSPB Treasurer, 2003; Technical Activities Board, Member, 1990-2002, 2004-05; Treasurer, 1995-98; Technical Meetings Committee, Chair, 1993-94; Strategic Planning and Review, Chair, 1999; Restructuring Committee, 1991-92; Ad Hoc Budget Review, Chair, 1992; Blue Ribbon Committee on Restructuring, 1996-97; TABARC, Chair, 2003-04; Society Review Committee, Chair, 1995.  SOCIETIES:  Solid-State Circuits: President, 1998-99; Vice President, 1997-98; Treasurer, 1989-90; IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Editor, 1974-77, Special Issue Guest Editor, 1972, 1973; Awards, Chair, 1986-87.  Electron Devices:  President, 1990-91; Vice President, 1988-89; Awards, Chair, 1988-89; IEEE Electron Devices Transactions, Special Issue Editorial College, 1979, 1980, 1985.  Circuits & Systems:  Board of Governors, 1981-83; Long Range Planning, 1995.  CONFERENCES:  International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Program Chair, 1983; Symposium on VLSI Technology, Systems, and Applications, Technical Program Co-Chair, 1985, 1987; Symposium on VLSI Technology, Chair, 1985-86, Technical Program, Chair, 1987; Symposium on VLSI Circuits, Co-Chair, 1988-89, Technical Program Co-Chair, 1987; Symposium on Low Power Electronics, Chair, 1995.  AWARDS:  IEEE Fellow 1975; Solid-State Circuits Technical Field Award, 1995; Electron Devices Society Distinguished Service Award, 1995.