Jonathan Candelaria has over 45 years of experience in the electronics industry. Before joining UC Berkeley, where he is currently the Executive Director for the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC), he was the Executive Director of the SystemX Affiliates program at Stanford University. Before that, he was a Research Program Director at the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and has held various engineering and management positions with Motorola, Inc. and Texas Instruments.
While at Motorola he was awarded the Motorola Patent of the Year for an invention which contributed more than $1B to Motorola, and has over a dozen patents and published papers.
He has been an invited workshop and symposia speaker on a wide range of topics, and has led and participated in many industry consortia activities such as the Science Advisory Council for the SRC, the National Optoelectronic Technology Research Task Force, the SIA Semiconductor Technology Roadmap for CMOS, etc.
He has served as General Chair for IEEE’s Electron Devices Society (EDS) flagship conference, the IEDM, as well as for the IEEE’s International Interconnect Technology Conference (IITC). He has also served in many other IEEE capacities including V.P. of Conferences for the EDS, EDS representative on a joint United Nations-IEEE Humanitarian Challenge advisory committee, and as Chair of various local IEEE Chapters such as the Computer Society’s Phoenix Chapter, etc.