Carver A. Mead- 2002 National Medal of Technology
My First Chip
The MoneyShow San Francisco - C. Mead
Credit: The MoneyShow
The New Universe:
Microelectronics pioneer Carver Mead, who also holds over 50 US patents and has founded more than 20 companies, will discuss how a vast sea change in society is being wrought by modern information technology. Economic, social, political, and enterprise stuctures and practices will never be the same. Almost unnoticed amongst the babble, a whole new concept of the universe is unfolding.
Moore's Law: Past and Future
Credit: Computer History Museum
In partnership with the Chemical Heritage Foundation, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law with a two-part symposium.
In the afternoon, Brock will moderate a panel session on the past and future of Moore’s Law. Panelists include 2002 Museum Fellow Carver Mead, the Gordon and Betty Moore Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology, and William H. Davidow, partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, former Intel executive and author of several books on technology, including Overcorrected. The afternoon panel will also feature the Silicon Valley premiere of a 13-minute video of Gordon Moore himself speaking on Moore’s Law, its impact, and future.
G4v: An Engineering Approach to Gravitation - C. Mead
This seminar is part of the Caltech/JPL Association for Gravitational-Wave Research (CaJAGWR) Seminar Series.
Read the talk abstract: https://www.caltech.edu/content/gravitational-wave-research-seminar-6
The Universe and Us: An Integrated Theory of Electromagnetics and Gravitation
Carver Mead presents The Universe and Us: An Integrated Theory of Electromagnetics and Gravitation
Carver Mead Celebration Symposium
Speakers: Richard Lyon, Stephen Kurtin, David Johannsen, Telle Whitney, Shih-Chii Liu, Chris Diorio, Lloyd Watts, and Jamil Tahir-Kheli.
This presentation was given at Carver Mead Celebration Symposium: In Honor of Carver's 80th Birthday event held at Caltech's Beckman Institute Auditorium on August 8, 2014, in Pasadena, CA, USA.
Produced in association with Caltech Academic Media Technologies. © 2014 California Institute of Technology
ISSCC 2013 - The Evolution of Technology - C. Mead
The following links are articles written in response to Carver Mead's plenary talk given on February 20, 2013 at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco. In May, the plenary video will be posted both here and publicly on the ISSCC website.
[theregister.co.uk] [kurzweilai.net] [eetimes.com] [forbes.com]
Plenty of Room in the Middle: Nanoscience - The Next 50 Years
The History of VLSI
Carver Mead presents "The History of VLSI" at the University of Washington.
2011 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge in Technologies
Credit: BBVA Foundation
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of Information and Communication Technologies goes to U.S. electrical engineer Carver Mead, for being "the most influential thinker and pioneer" of the silicon age, and for enabling "the development of the billion-transistor processors that drive the electronic devices -- for example, in laptops, tablets, smartphones, DVD players -- ubiquitous in our daily lives," in the words of the jury's citation.
EE Centennial Celebration Keynote
Carver Mead delivers the Keynote at The Athenaeum Dinner Celebration, one of several events that took place honoring Caltech's EE Centennial in November, 2010.
Learn more about Caltech's Electrical Engineering Centennial Celebration: http://ee.caltech.edu/centennial
Produced in association with Caltech Academic Media Technologies. © 2010 California Institute of Technology
Alumni Profile: Carver Mead
ENGenious met with Caltech alumnus Carver Mead (BS ‘56, MS ‘57, PhD ‘60) to learn more about his passions and how his Caltech education shaped him. For the past 50 years, Carver Mead has focused his research and teaching on the physics and technology of electron devices. He is a prolific inventor and is extremely creative. He also loves to teach, encouraging his students to create clean designs and contribute more than their share.
Credit: Trity Pourbahrami, Editor, ENGenious
Moore's Law 40th Anniversary with Gordon Moore
Credit: Computer History Museum
2005 marks the 40th anniversary of Moore's Law, Gordon E. Moore's 1965 observation and prediction about the exponential growth in the power of semiconductor technology. Moore observed that semiconductor technology had doubled in power every year and predicted that it would continue along this developmental path. Originally named Moore's Law several years later by the physicist Carver Mead, that simple observation has proven to be the bulwark of the world's most remarkable industry. In 1975, Moore updated this to a doubling about every two years. History has thus far proven Moore's law correct, and this special conversation between Moore and Mead looks back on the past 40 years on what has made this electronics revolution possible.
Telecosm 2005: The Singularity Is Here
Carver Mead, Winner of 1999 Lemelson-MIT Prize
Credit: The Lemelson Foundation
A trigonometry book and electrical equipment from a power plant was all Dr. Carver Mead needed to whet his appetite for math and physics as a child. Traversing the Sierra Nevada Mountains to attend the California Institute of Technology as a young adult, Mead embarked on a lifelong journey in physics and microelectronics—where he would revolutionize the semiconductor industry with very-large-integrated circuits. In 1999, he was awarded the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize.
Carver Mead - Semiconductors
Carver Mead's talk on semiconductors at ACM97 - The Next 50 Years of Computing.