MICHAEL ROSENFIELD is the Director of VLSI Systems at the IBM Research Division in Yorktown Heights, NY. VLSI Systems focuses on high performance microprocessor design, microarchitecture, lower power design techniques, improved designer productivity, the management of technology complexity, and design automation tools in support of IBM's microprocessor and ASIC design teams. He is also the Research Division Area Strategist for Microprocessors and Tools.
Previous to becoming Director of VLSI Systems in late 2004, Mike was the Director of the Austin Research Lab, one of IBM's first worldwide research labs, starting in late 2002. At ARL, he focused on new server systems architectures, systems-level power management/optimization, VLSI design, and design automation tools. Before joining ARL, he was the Senior Manager of VLSI Design and Microarchitecture at IBM Research, starting in mid-1997, and has held management positions in parallel communication architectures and electron-beam lithography for integrated circuit manufacturing. He started his career at IBM working on electron-beam lithography modeling and proximity correction techniques. He has a BS in Physics from the University of Vermont and a MS and Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley.