Welcome to the 30th anniversary of ISSCC.Although the phenomenal progress of solid-state technology would fill many volumes the size of this digest, it is still interesting t o consider the progress which has occurred within the lifetime of these meetings. At its inception in 1954, devices were made in germanium. A good device would have an ft below 1Mc (the MHz had not yet been invented), computers were made with vacuum tubes, and MOSFET devices and integrated circuits were still over the horizon.By the tent…
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