Bijan Davari’s pioneering work in miniaturization of semiconductor devices changed the world of computing. Dr. Davari’s efforts during the mid 1980s led to the first generation of high-performance, low-voltage deep-submicron complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology that enabled higher-speed computers and the portable computers and battery-powered handheld electronics we know today. His accomplishments displaced bipolar technology in IBM mainframes and enabled new high-speed UNIX servers, setting the standard for performance-optimized, low-power CMOS. Dr. Divari also led the development of innovations such as low-voltage switches, copper interconnect, silicon-on-insulator technology and high-performance logic-based embedded memory, making possible the computers that serve as the backbone of Internet data centers.
An IEEE Fellow and IBM Fellow, Dr. Davari is currently vice president of Next Generation Computing Systems/Technology at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.