Dr. Friedman has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester, since 1991, where he is a distinguished professor and director of the High Performance VLSI/IC Design and Analysis Laboratory. He is also a visiting professor at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, were he directs the Technion Advanced Circuits Research Center (ACRC). His current research and teaching interests are in high performance synchronous digital and mixed-signal microelectronic design and analysis with application to high speed portable processors and low power wireless communications.
He has authored thirteen book chapters and almost 500 papers in the fields of high speed and low power CMOS design techniques, interconnect and substrate noise, pipelining and retiming, 3-D integration, and the theory and application of power delivery and synchronous clock distribution networks. Dr. Friedman has also authored or edited 16 books, including Clock Distribution Networks in VLSI Circuits and Systems (IEEE Press, 1995), High Performance Clock Distribution Networks (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997), Analog Design Issues in Digital VLSI Circuits and Systems (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997), Timing Optimization through Clock Skew Scheduling (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000, 2009), On-Chip Inductance in High Speed Integrated Circuits (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001), Power Distribution Networks in High Speed Integrated Circuits (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004), Multi-Voltage CMOS Circuit Design (John Wiley & Sons Press, 2006), Power Distribution Networks with On-Chip Decoupling Capacitors (Springer Verlag, 2008, 2011), Three-Dimensional Integrated Circuit Design (Morgan Kaufmann, 2009), and High Performance Integrated Circuit Design (McGraw-Hill, 2012).
Dr. Friedman is a fellow of the IEEE, Editor-in-Chief of the Microelectronics Journal, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Low Power Electronics, Journal of VLSI Signal Processing, and Journal of Low Power Application and Circuits.
He is a past chair of the steering committee and past editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE CAS Society, and a Member of the editorial board of the Proceedings of the IEEE.
- CMOS circuits
- Clock and power distribution networks
- Interconnect design and synthesis
- 3-D circuit design and modeling