About the Author
Since 1984, Voldman has provided experimental research, invention, chip design integration, circuit design, customer support and strategic planning for ESD and latchup. His latchup and ESD work consist of pioneering work on advanced CMS and BiCMOS semiconductor processing, and presently he is working on RF CMOS, RF BiCMOS silicon germanium (SiGe) technology, image processing and high-voltage smart power technology.
Dr Voldman has written over 150 technical papers between 1982 and 2007. He is a recipient of over 160 issued US patents and 80 US patents are pending, in the area of ESD and CMOS latchup, Dr Voldman is an author of the John Wiley & Sons ESD book series - the first book, ESD: Physics and Devices; the second book, ESD: Circuits and Devices; and the third book, ESD: RF Technology and Circuits - as well as a contri8butor to the book, Silicon Germanium: Technology, Modeling and Design. Dr. Voldman was chairman of the SEMATECHESD Working Group from 1995 to 2000, to establish a national strategy for ESD in the United Sates; this group initiated ESD technology benchmarking strategy, test structures and commercial test system strategy. Dr Voldman was also part of the SEMATECH vertical modulated well PTAB in 1992 that focused on MeV implantation of latchup. He is a member of the ESD Association Board of Directors, ESDA Education Committee, as well ESD Standards Chairman for Transmission Line Pulse (TLP) and Very Fast TLP (VF-LP) testing committee. He has served on various Symposia internationally from technical program committee to tutorials on ESD and latchup - EOS/ESD Symposium, International Reliability Physics (IRPS), Taiwan ESSD Symposium (T-ESDC), International Conference on Electromagnetic Compatibility (ICEMAC), International Physical and Failure Analysis (IPFA) Symposium and Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuit Technology Meeting (BCTM).
Steve Voldman Initiated the 'ESD on Campus' program to bring ESD lectures and interaction to university faculty and students internationally and has provided lectures in the United States, Europe, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, China and Thailand. Dr. Voldman received the ESD Association Outstanding Contribution Award in 2007.