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Louis Parrillo, Ph.D. (B.S. Electrical Engineering '64).

NAE Induction: 1996
Citation: For contributions to device and fabrication technology for integrated circuits.

Dr. Louis Parrillo is Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Spansion, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA. He is responsible for technology development and strategic alliances. A pioneer in the semiconductor industry, Dr. Parrillo has received many prestigious honors for his innovations, including 26 patents. He is a recipient of the IEEE Frederik Philips Award, the J. J. Ebers Award from the IEEE Electron Devices Society, and many others. Prior to joining Spansion, Dr. Parrillo managed his own consulting firm while also serving on Cypress Semiconductor's Technology Advisory Board since 2004. He was with Motorola Inc. for 19 years and held various executive management roles, including Division General Manager and Semiconductor Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, he and his colleagues drove the formation of the alliance among Motorola, ST Microelectronics, Philips Semiconductor and TSMC for the research, development and transfer-to-manufacturing of advanced 300mm-wafer technology in Crolles, France. Earlier in his career, he was employed with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, where he was a co-developer of the original Twin-Tub CMOS technology that became an industry standard for more than two decades.

Dr. Parrillo earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Princeton University.

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