Dr. Subramanian S. Iyer

Distinguished Professor
University of California, Los Angeles


  • Distinguished Professor ​
  • Charles P. Reames Endowed Chair ​
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Department​
  • Materials Science and Engineering Department ​
  • Director, UCLA CHIPS


Subramanian S. Iyer(Subu) is Distinguished Professor and holds the Charles P. Reames Endowed Chair in the Electrical Engineering Department and a joint appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is Director of the Center for Heterogeneous Integration and Performance Scaling (CHIPS). Prior to that he was an IBM Fellow. His key technical contributions have been the development of the world’s first SiGe base HBT, Salicide, electrical fuses, embedded DRAM and 45nm technology node used to make the first generation of truly low power portable devices. He also was among the first to commercialize bonded SOI for CMOS applications through a start-up called SiBond LLC. More recently, he has been exploring new packaging paradigms and architectures that they may enable including in-memory analog compute. He has published over 300 papers and holds over 70 patents. He was a Master Inventor at IBM.   He has received several outstanding technical achievements and corporate awards at IBM. He is an IEEE Fellow, an APS Fellow and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE EDS and EPS as well as the treasurer of EDS and a member of the Board of Governors of IEEE EPS. He is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Bombay and received the IEEE Daniel Noble Medal for emerging technologies in 2012. 

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