Industry Tour #1: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(For registered members only; Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9 AM)
The UKC 2014 offers to UKC 2014 registrants an industry tour of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The tour is limited to 40 members, on the first-come first-serve basis, who complete the UKC 2014 registration by July 14, 2014. Since LBNL is a national laboratory, the tour participants are required to obtain clearance in advance. Accordingly, participants are requested to send the following information, by July 14, 2014, to Dr. Kyoung-Hyeog Lee (E-mail: Kyounghyeog@gmail.com): 1) First Name, 2) Last Name, 3) Nationality, 4) Title, 5) Affiliation, 6) E-mail address, and 7) Phone number. The tour participants will leave the Hyatt Hotel at 9:00 AM and return to the hotel at around 4 PM. Transportation and lunch will be provided at no cost. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kyoung-Hyeog Lee at his e-mail address shown above. The attached pdf document provides the tour introduction information.
Sangkee Min, Ph.D. KSEA Berkeley Chapter President / Co-Chair for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Tour
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is one of seventeen U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s national laboratories and conducting unclassified scientific research. LBNL, which is located in the Berkeley Hills above the central campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is the most prestigious among the 17 DOE national laboratories, and managed and operated by the University of California system. It was founded as the Radiation Laboratory of the University of California, associated with its Physics Department, on August 26, 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence as a site for centering physics research around his new instrument, the cyclotron (a type of particle accelerator for which he won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939). Lawrence believed that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a LBNL tradition which continues today.
From the 1950s through the present, LBNL has maintained its status as a major international center for physics research, and has also diversified its research program into almost every realm of scientific investigation. The Laboratory's 14 scientific divisions are organized in the areas of Computing Sciences, General Sciences, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, and Photon Sciences. The divisions include: earth sciences, genomics, life sciences, chemical sciences, environmental energy technologies, materials science, physical biosciences, computational research, accelerator and fusion research, engineering, nuclear science, nuclear medicine and physics. Additionally LBNL is host to six major National User Facilities: the Advanced Light Source, the National Center for Electron Microscopy, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, the Energy Sciences Network, the Molecular Foundry, and the Joint Genome Institute (JGI). In addition, LBNL manages the DOE's high speed research network, ESnet.
Twelve researchers associated with LBNL have been awarded the Nobel Prizes. They are: Ernest Lawrence, Glenn T. Seaborg, Edwin M. McMillan, Owen Chamberlain, Emilio G. Segre, Donald A. Glaser, Melvin Calvin, Luis W. Alvarez, Yuan T. Lee, Steven Chu, George F. Smoot, and Saul Perlmutter. Fifty-seven Berkeley Lab scientists are members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen LBNL scientists have won the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen LBNL engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three LBNL scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine.
Elements discovered by LBNL physicists include astatine, neptunium, plutonium, curium, americium, berkelium, californium, einsteinium, fermium, mendelevium, nobelium, lawrencium, dubnium, and seaborgium. Some inventions and discoveries from LBNL include: "smart" windows with embedded electrodes that enable window glass to respond to changes in sunlight; synthetic genes for antimalaria and anti-AIDS super drugs based on breakthroughs in synthetic biology; electronic ballasts for more efficient lighting; Home Energy Saver; the web based do-it-yourself home energy audit tool; a pocket-sized DNA sampler called the PhyloChip; and the Berkeley Darfur Stove, which uses one-quarter as much firewood as traditional cook stoves. One of LBNL's most notable breakthroughs is the discovery of dark energy. During the 1980s and 1990s LBNL Lab physicists and astronomers formed the Supernova Cosmology Project (SCP), using Type Ia supernovae as standard candles to measure the expansion rate of the universe. With the method, SCP and the High-Z Supernova Search Team were able to report a surprising discovery in early 1998 that the expansion rate of universe was accelerating; the cause was soon named "dark energy."
(For registered members only; Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9 AM)
The UKC 2014 offers to UKC 2014 registrants an industry tour of Marvell Technology Group located in the Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, CA). The tour is limited to 40 members, on the first-come first-serve basis, who complete the UKC 2014 registration by July 14, 2014. The tour participants are requested to send the following information, by July 14, 2014, to Dr. Kyoung-Hyeog Lee (E-mail: Kyounghyeog@gmail.com): 1) First Name, 2) Last Name, 3) Nationality, 4) Title, 5) Affiliation, 6) E-mail address, and 7) Phone number. The tour participants will leave the Hyatt Hotel at 9:00 AM and return to the hotel at around 4 PM. Transportation and lunch will be provided at no cost. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kyoung-Hyeog Lee at his e-mail address shown above.
Kyoung-Hyeog Lee, Ph.D. Co-Chair for the Industry Tour
Hyun J. Shin, Ph.D. Co-Chair for the Marvell Technology Group Tour
Marvell Technology Group, which was founded in 1995, is a producer of storage, communications and consumer semiconductor products. The company has operations worldwide and more than 7,000 employees. Its revenue in FY 2013 was $3.17 billion. Marvell is headquartered in in Hamilton, Bermuda, and its U.S. operating subsidiary is based in Santa Clara, California and Marvell has international design centers located in China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S. A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships over one billion chips a year. Marvell's expertise is in microprocessor architecture, digital signal processing, multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer and green products. World class engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today's dynamic market.
With innovative technology and a commitment to customer service, Marvell has been recognized with many awards of excellence in the past years. For example, in 2013 and 2012 Marvell received the following honors from many distinguished organizations:
- EETimes-China Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award: Product of the Year, Mixed-Signal Controller/Processor/SoC category - Marvell ARMADA 1500 Series Smart TV SoC platform(88DE3100)
- Network Products Guide's 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards:
1. Gold Winner in the 'Networking' category - Marvell G.hn chipset
2. Silver Winner in the 'Innovations in Video' category - Marvell ARMADA 1500 series System-on-Chip (SoC) platform (88DE3100)
3.Bronze Winner in the 'Storage Solutions' category - Marvell DragonFlyTM Platform
- Wi-Fi Alliance Outstanding Leadership & Contribution Award
- Best in Biz Awards - Enterprise Product of the Year Category - DragonFly
- Yulong Coolpad - 2012 Strategic Supplier of the Year - Marvell
- Electronic Products China - Best Application Award of the 2012 Top 10 Power Products - The Marvell 88EM8183 LED Driver IC
- American Business - "Stevie Awards," Best New Hardware Product or Service and Favorite Hardware/People's Choice - Marvell 88DE3100 HD Soc
- Cisco - 2012 Excellence in Delivery and Flexibility - Marvell
- Home Grid Forum - Best Contribution to Interconnectivity Standards - Marvell