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2021 IEEE MEDALS

IEEE Corporate Innovation Award

IEEE Theodore W. Hissey Outstanding
Young Professional Award

Sponsored by IEEE

Sponsored by the IEEE Young Professionals,
the IEEE Photonics Society, and the
IEEE Power & Energy Society

Taiwan Seminconductor
Manufacturing Company,
Limited

Kartik Kulkarni
For contributions to the technical fields of
transactions and in-memory databases, as
well as for enabling young professionals
working on technologies for sustainable
development

For leadership in 7 nanometer semiconductor foundry technology, enabling
customers' innovations in widespread
applications

The pioneering efforts of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
Company (TSMC) in achieving 7 nanometer (7-nm) foundry
technology is enabling its customers to produce groundbreaking products, making a positive impact on consumers around the
world. TSMC's N7 was the world's first 7-nm technology, delivering over a 330% improvement in routed gate density, and
either a 40% performance improvement or over a 65% reduction
in power consumption over TSMC's 16-nm technology. TSMC's
pure-play foundry model is one of the key reasons for the technical and commercial success of N7. Without end-products of
its own, TSMC's success is solely dependent on its customers'
product successes, and the key technical decisions for N7 were
driven by a customer-centric approach. To enable the success
of N7, TSMC needed to deliver key technical innovations, onschedule performance, high yield, fast ramp-to-volume, and high
volume. TSMC created a robust innovation engine to support its
pure-play foundry model and it invests significantly in exploring alternative materials, transistor architectures, and processes for
each new technology node. TSMC's Open Innovation Platform
reduces barriers for customers, enabling them to focus on their
area of expertise without worrying about creating their own tools
or intellectual property blocks to greatly accelerate product development and innovation. TSMC's design process technology
co-optimization methodology reduces time-to-market and improves manufacturability for higher yields and lower product costs
and allowed TSMC to optimize the N7 standard cell recipe. The
impact of TSMC's N7 technology will continue to positively affect people's lives for years to come. TSMC's N7 technology has
unleashed amazing innovations in critical technology areas such
as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, datacenters, advanced
driver assistance systems, high-performance computing, 5G, and
improving our prolific smartphones in ways that would not be
otherwise possible.
Founded in 1987 by Morris Chang and currently led by chairman Mark Liu and chief executive officer CC Wei, TSMC is
headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, with global operations spanning Asia, Europe, and North America.

An expert in data management, transactions, and memory hardware-aware data access, Kartik Kulkarni has helped engineer
the massive scaling of the Oracle database engine by leveraging
the hardware advantages of in-memory data storage and parallel computing on thousands of server threads critical to meeting
the needs of " big data " and real-time analytics. The algorithms
coded by Kulkarni and his group are critical to the performance
of transactions processed by the Oracle database, which has more
than half of the market and enterprise data volume share in the
world. Kulkarni has also been dedicated to using his expertise and
influence in advancing technology for humanity. As chairman of
the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee from 2019-2020,
he directed IEEE's portfolio of programs and multimillion-dollar
project investments that leverage the worldwide IEEE membership in applying and advancing technology solutions for sustainable development. In 2020, he led the IEEE member-driven
COVID response by supporting 101 projects around the world.
He has also chaired the IEEE SIGHT (Special Interest Group on
Humanitarian Technology) Steering Committee, which created
a network of 100 groups of engineers in 40 countries working
on sustainable development. Through SIGHT, Kulkarni has provided young engineering professionals with meaningful engagement opportunities in IEEE beyond just access to professional
and technical resources. Kulkarni was honored in 2009 as one
the IEEE Distinguished Student Humanitarians in the first IEEE
Presidents Change the World Competition for leading a team of
university student volunteers in developing electronic learning
methods for children at the Ushas Center for Exceptional Children in Hubli (Karnataka), India.
An IEEE Senior Member and immediate past chair of the
IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee, Kulkarni is the manager of special projects with the Database Engine Team at Oracle
Corporation, Redwood City, CA, USA.

Scope: For an outstanding innovation by an organization in an
IEEE field of interest.

Scope: For contributions to the technical community and IEEE
fields of interest.

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