Podcast EP201: A Retrospective of Semiconductor Innovation with Dr. Mukta Farooq, and Advice for Future Innovators

Podcast EP201: A Retrospective of Semiconductor Innovation with Dr. Mukta Farooq, and Advice for Future Innovators
by Daniel Nenni on 01-05-2024 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by 2023 recipient of the J.J. Ebers award, Dr. Mukta Farooq. This is the highest technical award from the IEEE Electron Devices Society and Mukta is the first woman to earn this prestigious award.

Throughout her career Dr. Farooq has been a trailblazer. She was the first female to earn a Bachelors of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. She earned her Masters at Northwestern University, followed by her PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

She joined IBM in 1988 where she is still working to advance the leading nodes of semiconductor technology. She is a world-recognized expert in heterogeneous integration of devices, copper TSV, 3D die-stacking, back end of line materials development, electronic packaging, and chip-package interaction, with an impressive 236 granted US patents.

Dan explores Mukta’s storied career of innovation for heterogeneous device integration. She details her early work and the motivation and strategies that drove her on a path less travelled as a woman in advanced semiconductor technology. The substantial innovations occurring at IBM are also discussed, along with a view of what’s next.

Mukta shares some excellent advice on how to follow your dreams as an innovator that will be quite valuable for all.

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in these podcasts belong solely to the speaker, and not to the speaker’s employer, organization, committee or any other group or individual.

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