David A. Hodges

David A. Hodges
David A. Hodges
Associated organizations
Bell Labs
Fields of study
IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award, IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal


David A. Hodges is recognized for his work within microelectronics technology and design and semiconductor manufacturing systems. He was born in Hackensack, NJ on August 25, 1937.

In 1960, he received his B.E.E. from Cornell University and his M.S. and PhD from the University of Calfornia, Berkeley, in 1961 and 1966, respectively. He began his career at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel and Murray Hill, New Jersey. Hodges then joined the faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley in 1970. During his tenure within this department, he served as professor, department chair (1989-1990), and eventually, Dean of the College of Engineering (1990-1996). He also founded the Competitive Semiconductor Manufacturing Program at Berkeley with his colleague Professor R. C. Leachman. Hodges retired as Professor Emeritus in 1998.

Hodges has authored, co-authored and edited more than 125 papers and books, including two books for the IEEE Press. He was the co-author of the textbook Analysis and Design of Digital Integrated Circuits and was the founding editor of the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing and a past editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.

Hodges has served on the editorial boards of technical journals, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and an IEEE Fellow. He was also a former Director of Silicon Image, Inc. and of Mentor Graphics Company. Hodges is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1983 IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award. He, with his colleagues Robert W. Brodersen and Paul R. Gray, were awarded "For pioneering contributions and leadership in research on switched-capacitor circuits for analog-digital conversion and filtering.". Hodges received the 1997 IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal.