CSS Attends IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing Award Ceremony
IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing Award Plaque
CSS was invited to attend the award ceremony for this IEEE Award at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The Milestone Award was for "The Floating Gate EEPROM, 1976-1978" which was developed at Hughes Microelectronics in Newport Beach.
The award was presented to Dr. Eli Harari who led the development work at Hughes Research Center and then went on to co-found SanDisk where he led the development of the System Flash architecture. The industry based on this development is expected to exceed $33 billion in sales in 2012.
Frank Bohac & I were at Hughes during that time and we worked with Eli in the EEPROM development. We started our involvement in the Research Center with Eli and then continued the EEPROM development work at the Hughes Microelectronics Division in the same facility.
Dr. Eli Harari with Keith Shelton
Our involvement in the EEPROM development led to the founding of CSS which specializes in mixed signal ASICs using non-volatile (EEPROM) technology.
I strongly encourage you to visit the CSS Blog which includes more information regarding the award ceremony and the history of this very important technology.