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Lewis Terman: Biography

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Lewis Terman received his BS in Physics and his MS and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford in 1956, 1958, and 1961, respectively.


Terman retired from IBM’s Research Division in 2006 after 45 years, and currently holds the title of IBM Research Emeritus. His past work focused on solid-state circuits, semiconductor technology, memory design and technology, digital and analog circuits and processor design. He received nine major IBM technical awards, including three corporate awards. Terman was elected to the IBM Academy of Technology in 1991, and served as president in 2001-2003.


Terman is an IEEE Fellow and has been active as an IEEE volunteer and member for almost 50 years. He served as IEEE president in 2008.  Terman's father, Frederick Terman, was also a prominent member of the IEEE.