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A BANQUET IN HONOR OF

PROF. CHENMING HU,

RECIPIENT OF A HKU HONORARY D.Sc Degree IN 2021

INCLUDING A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH PROF. HU

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM (PST)

Or SUNDAY, 12 DECEMBER, 2021 AT 10 AM (Hong Kong)

(A HYBRID PROGRAM CONSISTING OF IN-PERSON MEETING & ZOOM)

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In May 2021 the University of Hong Kong conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree on Prof. Hu citing his many contributions to microelectronics. Due to the pandemic, the ceremony to confer this degree could only be carried out via Zoom. During our Winter Banquet this year, we like to welcome Prof. Hu and his wife Margaret Hu (who is a HKU alumna) to the family of HKU by inviting them as our guests of honor. The banquet will also be our first in-person meeting since the start of the pandemic. The event will be a hybrid one. After the banquet, Prof. Hu will have a Fireside Chat with our association’s President, Peter Yu, as the host. There will be a Q&A at the end of the Fireside Chat. Both the Chat and Q&A will be broadcasted online via Zoom. All members who are not able to attend the banquet in-person will have a chance to listen to Prof. Hu online.  

 

Prof. Hu has been called the Father of 3D Transistors for developing the FinFET in 1999.   Intel hailed FinFET as the most radical shift in semiconductor technology in over 50 years!  Modern computers, smart phones, and the internet all ran on 3D transistor processors. In 2016 President Obama awarded him the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

A short CV of PROF. CHENMING HU

Education:

1968 B.S. degree from National Taiwan University (which honored him with its Distinguished Alumni Award).

1970/73 M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UC Berkeley. 

Professional Experience:

1973-1976: Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1976-Present: Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Univ. of California, Berkeley [except for a break between 2001-2004 when he served as the Chief Technology Officer of TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company)]

Honors & Awards:

In addition to the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Prof. Hu has received practically all the highest awards in his profession including:

The Medal of Honor from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE);

Induction into Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame;

The Kaufman Award from the Digital Design Conference.

He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, US Academy of Inventors, The World Academy of Sciences and  Academia Sinica. 

Publications:

Over 1000 research articles, 6 books and over 100 patents.

 

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EVENT TIMELINE

 

Banquet Dinner Program Saturday Dec 11, 2021

Venue = Pacific Lighthouse Seafood Restaurant, 1051 Pacific Marina, Alameda, CA84501

Tel 510-263-9232.

 

$65.00 = Cost per person.  Payable onsite in cash or by check made out to HKUANC

 

6:00 pm (PST) Registration & networking

6:30 pm (PST) Banquet begins

7:30 pm (PST) Fireside Chat with Prof. Hu, hosted by Peter Yu, President.

8:00 pm (PST) Q&A hosted by Yuemei Chow, Social Convenor.

8:15 pm (PST) Presentation of souvenir by Larry Ng, Chairman, followed by group photo.

8:30 pm (PST) Meeting ends.

 

Zoom Broadcasting of Prof. Hu’s presentation

7:15 pm, Dec. 11, 2021 (PST) or 11:15am Dec. 12, 2021 (HK) – Zoom starts. 

7:30 pm (PST) or 11:30 am (HK) – Fireside Chat with Prof Hu, hosted by Peter Yu, President.

8:00 pm (PST) or 12:00 pm (HK) – Q&A hosted by Yuemei Chow, Social Convenor.

8:15 pm (PST) or 12:15 pm (HK) - Presentation of souvenir by Larry Ng, Chairman, followed by group photo.

8:30 pm (PST) or 12:30 pm (HK) - Meeting ends.

PLEASE NOTE:

All banquet attendants must be fully vaccinated and must observe all Alameda County health guidelines for indoor dining. This includes the wearing of mask when not actively eating or drinking.

Registration Deadline: Dec 6, 2021