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Daniel W. and Carol A. Dobberpuhl Electrical and Computer Engineering Scholarship

Established 2014

An Illinois native, Dan Dobberpuhl (BSEE ’67) has had a vibrant career including the U.S. Department of Defense and the General Electric Integrated Circuits Lab. In 1976, he moved to the microprocessor industry with the Semiconductor Engineering Group at Digital Equipment Corporation where he started as a design engineer and rose to become one of five senior corporate consulting engineers. In 1993, he founded and directed two DEC Design Centers where the high performance, low power StrongARM chip was developed. Later, he co-founded SiByte, leading the design of the first commercial Multi-Core SOC processor. After acquisition, he co-founded P.A. Semi, a fabless semiconductor company that designed the PWRficient family of Power Architecture processors, which was acquired by Apple in 2008. He and his wife Carol recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have two children and two grandchildren, and currently reside in California.


The recipient(s) will be recognized at the annual spring ECE Awards and Recognition Banquet.


Past Recipients of the Award

Year Recipients
2018-2019 Shana Dawn Milby