Shintaro Yamamichi received his B.E., M.E. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering, from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1987, 1989, and 2002, respectively.
He joined NEC Corporation in 1989 as a researcher of Material Research laboratory, and worked on high-k dielectric thin films for DRAMs. he was a visiting industrial fellow at University of California, Berkeley, in 1997, and studied the reliability of oxide thin films under Prof. Chenming Hu.
From 2000 to 2010, he worked as a team manager in NEC, leading several projects on decoupling capacitors, wafer-level wiring and advanced system-in-package. From 2010 to 2013, he was with Renesas Electronics Corporation.
In 2013, he joined IBM Research -Tokyo as a Research Staff Member of Science & Technology. He is now involved in research strategy plannning for Neuromorphic technologies for the Cognitive Computing era. He is also a professional engneer in Japan.