Hall of Fame

To Honor and Inspire Engineers

Celebrating outstanding engineers in Silicon Valley for their significant achievements and contributions


The Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame celebrates and promotes the accomplishments of engineers and technical leaders in Silicon Valley who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and have made significant contributions to the Silicon Valley community. The Council’s Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Award Committee selects inductees and reviews submittals made by member professional societies, corporations, or individuals. Inductees are selected on the basis of professional achievement, service to the profession and service to the community.

Following selection, the council holds an induction ceremony as part of its annual Engineers Week Banquet in February. Many engineers and technology leaders have been inducted since the first Engineering Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 1990 and, to date, the Hall of Fame includes individuals who have become household names, as well as those who are relatively unknown. All, however, are distinguished by their outstanding engineering and leadership accomplishments.


Hall of Fame Inductees (click photo for bio)



The Award

The Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Award recognizes engineers, technology leaders, and scientists within the Silicon Valley region who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and have made significant contributions to Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area communities. Induction of Award recipients is held annually; the 2024 ceremony will occur during National Engineers Week at the Silicon Valley Hall of Fame Awards Banquet.


Nominations for 2025

Deadline for submitting HOF applications — 5:00 pm, Monday, September 30, 2024.
Please email HoF@svec-ca.org for instructions on how to submit the applications.


Selection Criteria

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: The nominee has demonstrated significant engineering or technical achievements, provided significant guidance in new and developing fields of engineering-based technology, and/or has managed or directed an organization making noteworthy contributions in design, manufacturing, production, or service through the uses of engineering principles and applications.

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION: The nominee has contributed significantly to one or more technical societies.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY: The nominee has accomplished significant community service activities, or has provided noteworthy advice to governmental committees, etc.


Selection Committee Judges 2023-2024

Stanley Myers, Chair, 2008 Inductee, SEMI, Siltec Silicon, Mitsubishi Silicon and Monsanto
Richard Elkus – 2010 Inductee, Ampex Corp, Prometrix and Tencor
Dr. David K.Lam – 2013 Inductee, Founder Lam Research and MultiBeam
Art Zafiropoulo – General Signal, Drytek, Kayex and Ultratech
William Hadaya – WMH Corporation
Jonathan Davis – SEMI, retired
Andris Ramans – EGG Reticon, Sumitomo and SUMCO


Selection Process

The Awards Committee will review only those applications that conform to the Application Standards and Requested Information described above. After reviewing the nominations based on the established Selection Criteria, the Committee may select one or more nominees for induction into the Hall of Fame. The Committee will contact the nominator(s) of any selected candidates and will verify the availability of the inductee for appearance at the Induction Ceremony on the night of the Engineers Week Banquet. SVEC requires the Hall of Fame recipient to be present at the induction ceremony to personally accept the honor. When the award is presented posthumously, or when the nominee is disabled, a family member or organization representative may receive the award.


Calendar and forms

Monday, September 30, 2024, 5:00 pm: deadline to submit nomination applications.
February 2025: Engineers Week Banquet and Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Separate announcements giving details about these events will be provided in the coming months. 

Hall of Fame Committee Chair contactHoF@svec-ca.org

Download Hall of Fame nomination application.