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Fujitsu Engineer to Receive 1998 IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award

San Francisco, February 5, 1998 -- Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories announces that Dr. Naoki Yokoyama, Director, Quantum Electron Devices Laboratory, Basic Technology Group of Fujitsu Laboratories will receive the 1998 IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award for his contributions to and leadership in the development of self-aligned refractory-gate gallium arsenide MESFET integrated circuits. The award ceremony will take place at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco.

The technology pioneered by Dr. Yokoyama enabled the integration of compound semiconductor devices, such as gallium arsenide (GaAs) integrated circuits, which provide higher speed performance and lower power consumption than silicon devices. ICs using this technology are widely used in such systems and devices as supercomputers (GaAs LSIs), mobile telephones (driver amplifiers) and satellite broadcasting receivers. Patented in Japan, the U.S. and Europe, the technology - or a similar one - has been adopted by a majority of the world's major electronics manufacturers.

Born in Osaka on March 28, 1949, Dr.Yokoyama graduated from Osaka University in 1973 with a Masters degree in Physics. And, in 1984, received his Ph.D. in Basic Engineering and Research from the same university. He is the eighth Japanese national to win the Liebmann Award and the second Fujitsu engineer to be so honored.

IEEE and the Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award

Established in 1884, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) currently has 320,000 individual members from 147 countries. The Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award, first awarded in 1919, is the oldest of IEEE's Technical Field Awards and honors individuals for Emerging technology development in the field of Electronics.

Fujitsu researchers will present a paper on this development at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC98), the foremost global forum for presentation of advancements in solid-state circuits, being held in San Francisco February 5 to 7th.

Fujitsu is presenting a total of six papers at this year's ISSCC. ISSCC98 is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Solid-State Circuits Society. Cosponsors are the IEEE San Francisco Section and Bay Area Council, and the University of Pennsylvania. URL:

Fujitsu Limited

Founded in 1935, Fujitsu Limited is an international leader in information technology, telecommunications, semiconductors and other electronics devices. The Fujitsu Group of over 400 technology, software and service companies posted global revenues of more than $36 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 1997.

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