Rajiv V. Joshi
Rajiv V. Joshi’s innovations revolutionized industrial techniques and products across many domains: interconnect process technology, circuits, SRAM design, technology modeling, and CAD. He has overcome previously insurmountable barriers to scaling. Joshi’s development and commercialization of statistical methodologies for variability analysis of novel memories and application of new technologies to SRAMs paved the way for widespread industrial adoption of statistical techniques. His innovations to interconnect processes and structures for multiple metallization technologies—aluminum, tungsten, and copper—have been widely used in IBM memory and logic processes. His developments have been broadly licensed and commercialized to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. They are engrained in every facet of modern life: in servers; low-power, hand-held devices; and the wearable computing market.
An IEEE Fellow, Joshi is a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA.