Distinguished Alumni Awards

Pallab K. Chatterjee

Pallab K.  Chatterjee
To Pallab K. Chatterjee for his siginificant ontributions and leadership in the area of VLSI technology.

President, Personal Productivity Products Group, Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, Texas

  • MS, Electrical Engineering, 1974
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, 1976

Pallab Chatterjee joined Texas Instruments in 1976 and was elected to senior member, Technical Staff, in 1978. In 1982, he was promoted to fellow. In 1983 he became senior fellow, which requires that individual be recognized as a leading expert in the field of Texas Instruments, have made personal contributions critical to the success of programs, and be well recognized outside of Texas Instruments for technical ability. From 1986 to 1994, he was vice president, Corporate Staff, and director, Semiconductor Process and Design Center. In 1995, he was appointed president of Personal Productivity Products Group. He has made many significant technical contributions during these years. His most significant contribution has been in the area of device structure design, modeling, and scaling for MOS VLSI technology. He has brought new understanding and creative approaches to the field of submicron CMOS technology and its application to memories. His contributions have led to the understanding and furthering of the state of the art in VLSI technology. He has 10 patents and nearly 70 presentations and publications on this topic in addition to other patents and papers. The impact of his pioneering work in understanding system- and circuit-induced limitations to scaling the supply voltage is now the most major subject of research in submicron VLSI, and the graded drain transistor with self-aligned source drain and gate (U.S. patent 4,384,301) is considered the best approach. Pallab Chatterjee plays a key leadership role in attempting to maintain technical superiority of U.S. industries over foreign competition in all important VLSI areas. He is a member of the American Physical Society and Sigma Xi and an associate editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He received the IEEE Centennial Young Engineer award in 1984, IEEE Keys to the Future award in 1984, J. J. Ebers award from the Electron Device Society in 1985, and E2CA2 Distinguished Alumnus award in 1990. In 1972, he was awarded the president of India Gold Medal for the highest scholastic achievement at the Indian Institute of technology and the Dr. B. C. Roy Memorial Gold Medal for achievement in both curricular and extracurricular activities while a student at the same time. Current as of 1995.