Professor Hoi-Jun Yoo is Recognized as a Leading Contributor of Semiconductor Design at ISSCC
– Selected as the only Asian out of the top 5 contributors at the 70th anniversary ceremony of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)
– Undertaking active research for the advancement of Korean memory industry and system semiconductor technology, including the development of artificial intelligence semiconductors (AI semiconductors)
[Professor Hoi-Jun Yoo receives the ISSCC Author-Recognition Award (left) and the Author-Recognition Award plaque (right)]
Professor Hoi-Jun Yoo has been recognized as one of the top 5 leading contributors with more than 63 presented papers, and is the only Asian to be selected as such. Professor Yoo developed the world’s first 256M SDRAM at Hyundai Electronics (now SK Hynix) 41 years after the establishment of ISSCC, and published his achievements at the same conference, becoming the first Korean scholar to do so.
Professor Yoo’s research team has since then moved to KAIST and has published 62 papers from 2000 to 2023, leading to a combined total of 63 papers published at the conference. “DRAM Design”, a book written by Professor Yoo in 1996, was selected as must-read book for Samsung Electronics and Hynix engineers.
In addition, Professor Yoo presented five papers on DRAM-related semiconductors, 26 papers on semiconductors for biomedical and low-power wireless communication chips, and 14 papers on wearable semiconductors for augmented reality (AR). In particular, Professor Yoo started his research on artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductors since 2008 and has presented a total of 18 papers related to this field, including work on the world’s first DNN accelerator in 2014.
In addition, he was the first Asian professor to be invited as an ISSCC keynote speaker related to AI semiconductors in 2019. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the invention of the transistor with 10 leading speakers were selected from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Electron Devices Society/Solid-State Circuits Society (EDS/SSCS) to commemorate this historical moment, and Professor Yoo was selected as one of them.
In addition, this year marks the 60th anniversary of the invention of MOSFET which is a critical component of semiconductor manufacturing, and Professor Yoo was awarded the Dawon Kahng Award in honor of Dr.Dawon Kahng, the inventor of MOSFET, at the Korean Conference on Semiconductors on February 14 of this year.