Wednesday, October 31, 2018

IEEE LM Workshop on History of microchips in Switzerland

The Swiss IEEE LM has organized local Workshop on "History of microchips in Switzerland". This workshop is a follow-on of the IEEE Milestone celebration of Feb.22, 2018 in Neuchatel and was held in the same building of the Uni. Neuchatel at Rue A.L. Breguet 2, room 3416. The event was organized and chaired by Hugo Wyss, IEEE LM, with following agenda:

Session 1 (2:30 - 3:50pm): From Germanium to Silicon, 1955 - 1970
  • W. Grabinski (EDS)
  • M. Lamoth (Favag)
  • J.-D. Chauvy (CEH)
  • H. Wyss (IEEE LM)
  • E. Vittoz (early CEH period)
Coffee break at Cafeteria, first floor, 3:55 - 4:10 pm

Session 2 (4:15 - 5:50pm): From Bipolar to CMOS, 1970 - 1980
  • H. Wyss  (IEEE LM)
  • N. de Rooji (IMT)
  • P.-R. Beljean (AMSTN)
  • others (open discussion)
The workshop was closed with a standing apero at Cafeteria.

The IEEE Milestone for the developments of Swiss quartz watch
(Uni. Neuchatel at Rue A.L. Breguet 2)

J.-D. Chauvy talk during Session 1: From Germanium to Silicon, 1955 - 1970;
chaired by H. Wyss, IEEE LM (sitting at very right)

An 1" wafer with one of the very first Swiss integrated circuits

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