【6/13/2021】CAPA-NoVA Distinguished Chinese American Project 

(Author: 白 晶 Jing Bai)

萨支唐(Chih-Tang Sah) (1932-), is a well known Chinese American electronic engineer and physicist.  He was among the leading figures in the 1960s who drove breakthroughs in integrated circuit chips, enabling computing advances.

Sah invented complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) logic with Frank Wanlass at Fairchild Semiconductor in 1963. CMOS technology is used to manufacture more than 90% of integrated circuits, which have revolutionized the electronics industry, paving the way for mobile phones, computers, televisions, and the array of consumer electronics products that are integral parts of American life today.

 

Born in 1932 in China, Sah is a member of the distinguished Fuzhou Sah Family.

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He received two B.S. degrees from the University of Illinois and the M.S. and Ph.D degrees from Stanford University. In 1956, he started his industrial career in solid-state electronics and continued at Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation. He was a professor of physics and electrical engineering (EE) at the University of Illinois (1962-1988).   At the University of Florida, he guided 10 doctoral theses in EE.

 

Sah has published about 280 journal articles and holds several patents. He has been widely recognized in industry and academy, including one of the world’s 1000 most cited scientists during 1963-1978, Life Fellow of American Physical Society, the Franklin Institute and the IEEE, SIA, etc….

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For more information,

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chih-Tang_Sah

 

https://zh.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%96%A9%E6%94%AF%E5%94%90

 

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