Semiconductor Industry Icons to Gather at SIA Award Dinner Nov. 10 in San Jose

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016, 3:38pm

by Semiconductor Industry Association


WASHINGTON—Aug. 31, 2016—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced more than a dozen semiconductor industry icons, leaders, and founders will come together at the annual SIA Award Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10 in San Jose to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Robert N. Noyce Award, the industry’s highest honor. Former Noyce Award recipients who will attend the event include Dr. Craig Barrett, Dr. Morris Chang, John Daane, Federico Faggin, Ted Hoff, Dr. John E. Kelly III, Stanley Mazor, Jim Morgan, George Scalise, Mike Splinter, Ray Stata, Rich Templeton, and Andrew Viterbi. The evening’s program will include a discussion with former Noyce recipients about the industry’s storied past and a look at what is in store for the future.

SIA previously announced Martin van den Brink, president and chief technology officer at ASML Holding and renowned pioneer in semiconductor manufacturing technology, will receive the 2016 Noyce Award. SIA presents the Noyce Award annually in recognition of a leader who has made outstanding contributions to the semiconductor industry in technology or public policy.

“Recipients of the Noyce Award represent the finest our industry has to offer, individuals who have shaped the trajectory of semiconductor technology and spurred groundbreaking innovations,” said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. “This year we are privileged to present the 2016 Noyce Award to Martin van den Brink, a man whose career accomplishments have fundamentally transformed semiconductor manufacturing, and to do so with many former Noyce winners on hand. We look forward to this unique opportunity to celebrate the semiconductor industry alongside these legends in our industry and true trailblazers of modern technology.”

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The Noyce Award is named in honor of semiconductor industry pioneer Robert N. Noyce, co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel.

About SIA

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America’s top export industries and a key driver of America’s economic strength, national security, and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – microchips that control all modern electronics – enable the systems and products we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million people in the U.S. In 2015, U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $166 billion, and semiconductors make the global trillion dollar electronics industry possible. SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition. Learn more at