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Stanford Engineering Hero Lecture: Marcian "Ted" Hoff

In his talk, Technology for Today’s Problems, Dr. Hoff looks at the enormous progress in semiconductor technology since 1971, discuss its impact and explore some current problems that technology can help address.

Semiconductor technology has made possible so many things we take for granted today— smart phones with cameras, global positioning and anywhere, anytime access to vast stores of information. But the world faces many ongoing problems, most notably the pressures on our environment caused by global population and economic growth. Instead of leaving these problems to future generations, we could use our knowledge to seek solutions and create vital new businesses at the same time. Computers can help, but we must harness or invent other technologies to truly make a difference.

The Stanford Engineering Heroes program recognizes the achievements of Stanford engineers who have profoundly advanced the course of human, social and economic progress through engineering.

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