IEEE Awards Booklet - 2018 - 9

2018 ieee medals

IEEE Honorary Membership

IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal

Sponsored by IEEE

Sponsored by Intel Foundation

Mike Lazaridis

Tsugio Makimoto

For revolutionary contributions to wireless
communication and visionary leadership
in fostering the advancement of fundamental physics toward future innovation

For technical and managerial leadership
in CMOS memory and microprocessors

From smartphones to quantum computing, Mihal (Mike) Lazaridis has been a catalyst at the heart of the most important technological developments of our time. His creativity, entrepreneurial
spirit, and belief in the power of basic science as a transformative
tool have put him at the forefront of innovation. Lazaridis founded
Research in Motion in 1984, which became BlackBerry, where
he developed one of the world's first smartphones and in the
process revolutionized personal mobile communications. Since
its invention and evolution, the BlackBerry device has pushed
the advancement of wireless communication, mobile computing,
and computer security. Lazaridis turned his passion for theoretical
physics into the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, which
he established in 2000. The Institute has been widely recognized
as a leading international center for physics research, training, and
outreach. He also founded the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, which is dedicated to
the experimental foundations of the quantum computer. He has
donated more than US$170 million to Perimeter, and more than
US$120 million to the IQC. In March 2013, Lazaridis launched
Quantum Valley Investments (QVI) with US$100 million to provide financial and intellectual capital for the development and
commercialization of quantum physics and quantum computing
breakthroughs. QVI aims to help transform ideas and early stage
breakthroughs into commercially viable products, technologies,
and services. QVI has been instrumental in realizing Lazaridis'
goal of creating in Waterloo a "Quantum Valley" to rival Silicon
Valley by bringing the world's best minds in physics, engineering,
mathematics, computer science, and materials science together
to collaborate on cutting-edge quantum research. Lazaridis has
helped put Waterloo on the map as a recognized high technology
center for physics and innovation that is fueling the next revolution in quantum physics.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of London and Royal Society of
Canada and member of the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame,
Lazaridis is managing partner of Quantum Valley Investments,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The driver of the semiconductor industry's revolutionary shift
from NMOS (N-channel metal oxide semiconductor) to CMOS
(complementary metal oxide semiconductor), Tsugio Makimoto's
technical expertise and vision have led to the commercialization of
high-speed memories and microprocessors that enable the digital
consumer electronics we take for granted today. Makimoto helped
develop and commercialize the world's first high-speed 4K/16K
CMOS static random-access memory (SRAM) based on twin-well
structure technology. He then developed a high-speed CMOS microprocessor unit (MPU) that was as fast as its NMOS counterpart,
but which operated at much less power. This was instrumental in
the industry's transition from NMOS to CMOS, with production
of integrated circuits for logic, dynamic RAM, and flash memory
switching to CMOS processes under his leadership. Most of today's
electronic devices are based on CMOS technology. Makimoto is
also noted for developing field-programmable MPUs with embedded flash memory, which substantially shortened the time to market
for new products. His leadership in promoting high-performance,
low-power reduced instruction set computer (RISC)-based MPUs
was instrumental in creating the digital consumer market segment
to provide the digital cameras, hand-help PCs, and other powerful
portable devices that proliferate our society today and enable our
mobile lifestyle. Makimoto has also provided the semiconductor
industry with a valuable tool for predicting trends and developing strategies. He recognized that there is a cyclical nature to the
semiconductor industry where, over time, there would likely be
an oscillation between customized and standardized products. He
theorized that over a 10-year period, key forces such as differentiation, value-add, operational efficiency, cost effectiveness, and time
to market would drive this oscillation.This became known as "Makimoto's Wave," and it contributed to the rise of the field-programmable gate arrays. Makimoto also helped establish the World Semiconductor Council to promote international cooperation among
semiconductor associations from around the globe.
An IEEE Life Fellow and recipient of 2004 Bellwether Award
and 2013 Global IT Award, Makimoto is the president of Technovision, Tokyo, Japan.

Scope: For those who have rendered meritorious service to
humanity in the IEEE's designated fields of interest and who are
not members of the IEEE.

Scope: For exceptional contributions to the microelectronics
industry.

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