The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Award was established by the Board of Directors in 1987.
The award was renamed the IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits in 2005. Don was a co-founder of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Council, the forerunner of today's Solid-State Circuits Society, in 1966, and he was instrumental in launching the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits that same year.
Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.
Sponsor: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
Presented to: An individual, or team of up to three
Scope: For outstanding contributions to solid-state circuits, as exemplified by benefit to society, enhancement to technology, and professional leadership
Prize: The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and honorarium.
Basis for judging: In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: impact, timeliness, quality, societal benefit, technology enhancement and creativity associated with the contribution, leadership and professional contributions of individual(s) identified with this achievement, and the quality of the nomination.
Nomination deadline: 31 January
Presentation: IEEE policy requires that its awards be presented at major IEEE events that are in keeping with the nature of the award and the cited achievement.