Silicom Ventures cordially invites you to the next company tour

When: Wednesday, September 22, 2010


370 W. Trimble Road, San Jose, CA 95131

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Who: Silicom Ventures members only. Space is limited.
Please RSVP to [email protected] by September 11th.


1:30pm: Meet for check-in
1:45pm: Experience Room
2:15pm: Keynote: George Craford Solid State Lighting Fellow (BTC)
2:45pm: Q&A
& refreshments

About the Speaker:

Craford began his professional career as a research physicist at Monsanto Chemical Company. He advanced to the level of Technical Director of the Electronics Division, before joining the Hewlett-Packard Company in 1979. He is currently the Solid State Lighting Fellow at Philips Lumileds lighting Company. Craford’s research has been mainly focused on the development of visible LEDs using a variety of compound semiconductor materials. He first became known for the development of nitrogen-doped GaAsP technology in the early 1970’s, which became and remains one of the dominant commercial LED technologies. At Hewlett-Packard, Craford’s group pioneered the development of AlInGaP LEDs, and has developed AlGaAs and InGaN products. Craford is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has also received the IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Award, the Holonyak Award of the Optical Society of America, the Welker Award of the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors, the Material Research Society Medal, an IEEE Third Millenium Medal, the Electronics Division Award of the Electrochemical Society, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois College of Engineering. In 2002, Craford received the National Medal of Technology from the President of the United States in recognition of Craford's contributions to LED technology.