I had tremendous good fortune to spend time with Dr. Subu Iyer. He is one of the driving forces behind IBM’s technological leadership in EDRAM.
Biography: Subramanian S. Iyer is Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technologist for the Semiconductor Research and Development Center, IBM Systems & Technology Group, and is responsible for setting semiconductor technology direction. Till recently he was Director of 45nm CMOS Development. He obtained his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles. He joined the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in 1981 and was manager of the Exploratory Structures and Devices Group till 1994, when he founded SiBond LLC to develop and manufacture Silicon-on-insulator materials. He has been with the IBM Microelectronics Division since 1997. His current technical interests and work lie in the area of 3-dimensional integration for memory sub-systems and the semiconductor roadmap at 22nm and beyond. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, NY. Dr. Iyer is a Fellow of IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE and Chair of the mid-Hudson chapter of the Electron Device Scoiety.