Dear IEEE Members,

We have the pleasure to invite you to join us in celebrating the IEEE Day.

On this occasion, Italy and Switzerland Sections, together with the organization unit, prepared for you a program bridging the past and the future.

The Zoom Session details will be provided to the registered attendees.


The program is as follow:

18:00-18:10 Opening Session

The chairs of the Switzerland and Italy Sections will introduce the session.


18:10-19:10: The microchip revolution

Representatives of the Life Members and History activities of Switzerland and Italy brought up a session around the theme of the microchip revolution.

– It is our great pleasure to convey a meeting with the participation of

 1. Luc-Olivier Bauer and Marshall Wilder authors of the book 

            “The Microchip Revolution: A brief history“.

The book is available online and we encourage you to read. The book was dedicated to the memory of Dr.Jean Amédée Hoerni (1924-1997), a Swiss Geneva born-scientist expatriated first to Cambridge, then Caltech, hired by Bill Shockley at his Mountain View Labs, who become the only non-American partner of the “traitorous eight engineers” founders in 1957 of Fairchild Semiconductors in Palo Alto.

He filed the fundamental patent on the Planar Process there in 1959 and, subsequently, together with Bob Noyce, the patent on silicon integrated circuits, also known as silicon chips, e.g. microchips. The rest is history!

2. Bruno Murari of ST-Microelectronics will present a contribution on BCD technology entitled “Multiple Silicon Technologies on a Chip. From research to a successful industry standard”.

The session will be interactive and moderated by Hugo Wyss from the Swiss Life Members Section together with Mathier Coustans & Taekwang Jang from the Solid State Chapter Switzerland


19:15-20:15: My research in 5 minutes.

Bridging the past and the future.

The student branches and Young Professional AGs are arranging short pitch presenting their ongoing research studies.


20.15-20.20 Closing Session


Date and Time



  • Starts 15 September 2020 10:00 PM
  • Ends 06 October 2020 05:50 PM
  • All times are Europe/Zurich
  • No Admission Charge



Luc-Olivier Bauer

Luc-Olivier Bauer


Topic: The Microchip Revolution: A brief history

Bruno Murari

Bruno Murari


Topic: Multiple Silicon Technologies on a Chip: from research to a successful industry standard
IEEE Day 2020