Paolo Gargini describes his life story and most importantly his many accomplishments in helping to advance semiconductor technology on a worldwide basis. He was born in Florence, Italy. He went to Bologna to study engineering and there became involved in early semiconductor research in the late 1960’s. In 1972 he came to Stanford University on a Fulbright scholarship, where he continued his semiconductor studies. From there he went to work at Fairchild. After subsequently returning to Italy, he was convinced in 1977 to return to the US to work at Intel. At Intel, he currently (2012) holds the position of Director of Technology Strategy. He has made major contributions to the creation and extrapolation of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). Dr. Gargini has been the Chairman of the Executive Steering Council (ESC) of I300I and, subsequently, of International Sematech from 1996 to 2000. He is now a member of the SEMATECH Board. Since 1998, Dr. Gargini has been the Chairman of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). Dr. Gargini initiated and became the first Chairman of the Governing Council of the Nano Electronics Research Initiative (NERC) funded in June 2005 by SIA.
Fairchild; Bell Labs; Intel; International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS); SEMI; SEMATECH; Linvill, John; Barrett, Craig; SVGL; Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV); IBM; NTRS (National Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors); 386 architecture; GCA; Ultratech; Hitachi; NEC Information Systems, Inc.; G-line; Zeiss; Nikon; Moore, Gordon; i-line; SIA; SELETE (Semiconductor Leading Edge Technologies); STARC (Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center); RAM; WSC (World Semiconductor Council); National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI); semiconductor history; Emergency Repair Disks (ERD); Process Integration, Devices, and Structures (PIDS); MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems); NRI (Nanoelectronics Research Initiative); stepper; IPGWN (International Planning Working Group for Nanoelectronics); SRC