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Stanford Report, October 18, 2000
James Harris honored for work related to semiconductors

James Harris, the James and Elenor Chesebrough Professor in the School of Engineering, received the Welker Award at the 27th International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors in Monterey in early October. The award honors outstanding research in the area of III-V compound semiconductors, such as gallium arsenide, which enable semiconductor lasers that are the heart of all fiber optical communications networks and the high-frequency devices now used in all digital cellular telephones. Siemens AG of Munich established the $5,000 award in 1976 in honor of Heinrich Welker, the discoverer of and a pioneer in III-V compound semiconductors.