Jerry Sanders Honored By University of Illinois - Six Engineers Receive Prestigious University Alumni Award
Following are excerpts from a University of Illinois press release
Urbana, IL --
Gerald T. Marcyk (BSEE '73, MSEE '76, PhD '78), Andrew R. Neureuther (BSEE '63, MSEE '64, PhD '66), Jack L. Saltich (BSEE '66, MSEE '67), W.J. "Jerry" Sanders III (BSEE '58)
, Joseph T. Verdeyen (PhD '62), and Ping Yang (MSEE '78, PhD '80) will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in a ceremony on Friday, March 8, in Champaign. Established 32 years ago, this award recognizes ECE alumni who have made professional and technical contributions that bring distinction to the department and the university.
Chairman and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices in Sunnyvale, CA, Sanders
is being honored for his visionary leadership at AMD and business acumen in the semiconductor industry. In 1969, Sanders and seven former colleagues from Fairchild Semiconductor founded Advanced Micro Devices. AMD has since become a leading U.S. based semiconductor manufacturer. Sanders received the Robert N. Noyce Award, the industry's highest honor for leadership, from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) in 1998, and in 2001 he joined a select group of high-tech leaders who have received the Medal of Achievement from the American Electronics Association, the nation's largest high-tech industry association.
About the ECE Department at UIUC
Consistently ranked among the top three ECE departments in the United States, the UIUC ECE Department is internationally recognized for its excellence in research and teaching. Fifteen current, adjunct, or emeritus faculty are members of the National Academy of
Engineering. With its 1,600 undergraduate and 400 graduate students, ECE is the largest department in the UIUC College of Engineering. The UIUC ECE Department has more than 18,000 alumni worldwide. More information about ECE is available at: www.ece.uiuc.edu