February 9th, 2016 Everything You Wish to Know about Memristors But Are Afraid to Ask

SCV Electron Devices Society Feb 9th 2016 Special Seminar by Dr. Leon Chua on Memristors in celebration of our EDS chapter getting the Best Chapter Award

“Everything You Wish to Know about Memristors But Are Afraid to Ask” 

Link to Leon Chua Lectures


IEEE SCV Electron Devices Society Special Seminar “Everything You Wish to Know about Memristors But Are Afraid to Ask”

Speaker: Dr. Leon Chua, Professor of EECS, Berkeley 

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM – 6:20 PM: Networking with food and refreshments
6:20 – 6:30 PM: Award presentation by EDS 2015 president Albert Wang
6:30 – 7:45 PM: Seminar 

Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center

2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95052.
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location map and directions
Contact: Sandeep Bahl

Web link:  http://site.ieee.org/scv-eds/


The memristor was predicted by Dr. Leon Chua in 1971 as the basic missing fourth element of IC’s. It made headlines when a team at HP labs demonstrated it in 2008. Memristance is now being used for memories and explored for low-energy brain-like computing. This talk will answer many of the things you’d like to know, but haven’t had the chance to ask. For instance, what made Dr. Chua think that there was a missing circuit element? Why is it needed to complete the circuit element “universe”? What signature distinguishes it from the classic circuit elements? Can the memristor store analog data? Why are brains made of memristors? You’ll also walk away with the knowledge to tell whether the unexpected behavior in your device is an exciting memristive effect.


Often introduced as the father of the tiger mom, Leon Chua is the inventor of the memristor, the Cellular Nonlinear Network, and the Chua Circuit. He is also known as the father of Nonlinear Circuit Theory. A professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley since 1971, and an IEEE Fellow since 1975, Dr. Chua has been conferred with 15 Honorary Doctorates from major universities worldwide. He had received numerous awards, including the first IEEE Kirchhoff Award, the Terman Award, and is both a Guggenheim Fellow, and a European Union Marie-Curie Fellow. He is a member of the European academy of Sciences, and a foreign member of the Hungarian Academy of Science.

More information at the IEEE Santa Clara Valley EDS Chapter Home Page

Link to previous web page: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds/

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