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Elected AdCom Members 2012-2014

 

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The SSCS membership has elected five members new to AdCom; Christian Enz, Hideto Hidaka, Kofi Makinwa, Boris Murmann and Roland Thewes. These voting members begin their terms  1 January 2012 and serve for three years.

 

Christian C. Enz (M'84) received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) in 1984 and 1989 respectively. From 1984 to 1989 he was research assistant at the EPFL, working in the field of micropower analog CMOS integrated circuits (IC) design. In 1989 he was one of the founders of Smart Silicon Systems S.A. (S3), where he developed several low-noise and low-power ICs, mainly for high energy physics applications. From 1992 to 1997, he was an Assistant Professor at EPFL, working in the field of low-power analog CMOS and BiCMOS IC design and device modeling. From 1997 to 1999, he was Principal Senior Engineer at Conexant (formerly Rockwell Semiconductor Systems), Newport Beach, CA, where he was responsible for the modeling and characterization of MOS transistors for the design of RF CMOS circuits. In 1999, he joined the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) where he launched and lead the RF and Analog IC design group. In 2000, he was promoted Vice President, heading the Microelectronics Department, which became the Integrated and Wireless Systems Division in 2009.

He is also lecturing and supervising undergraduate and graduate students in the field of analog and RF IC design at EPFL, where he is Professor since 1999. His technical interests and expertise are in the field of very low-power analog and RF IC design and semiconductor device modeling, with a particular focus on noise. He is the author and co-author of more than 140 scientific papers and has contributed to numerous conference presentations and advanced engineering courses. Together with E. Vittoz and F. Krummenacher he is one of the developer of the EKV MOS transistor model and the author of the book "Charge-Based MOS Transistor Modeling - The EKV Model for Low-Power and RF IC Design" (Wiley, 2006).

He is member of several technical program committees, including International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). He has been a Guest Editor for a special issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits in 2002. He has served as a vice-chair for the 2000 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), exhibit chair for the 2000 International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) and chair of the technical program committee for the 2006 European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). He is also Chair of the IEEE Solid-State Chapter of West Switzerland.

Hideto Hidaka has been engaged in the research and product development of high-density DRAMs, embedded-DRAM, embedded-Flash memory for MCU, Magnetic-RAM, and related design platforms for MCU/SOC, where he has authored and co-authored more than 50 journal papers and chapters in 2 books, holds more than 430 patents including 290 in the US and 140 in Japan. He has held managing positions in the field of semiconductor memory development at Mitsubishi Electric and Renesas Technology, and is the General Manager at the Embedded Memory Core Development Division, Renesas Electronics Corp. JAPAN, responsible for all the embedded non-volatile memory development activities in the company including the evolution of embedded non-volatile memory in MCU/SOC for value/cost innovation.


Since 2000 he has been serving for the technical program committee of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and is now the Program Chair for 2012. His service also includes the Asian Solid-State Circuits Conf. (ASSCC), the Int. Conf. IC Design and Technology (ICICDT), and a Guest Editor for the IEEE JSSC.
He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN, in 1981, 1983, and 1994 respectively. In 1983 he joined Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and in 2003 transferred to Renesas Technology Corp., renamed to Renesas Electronics Corp. in 2010. He was a visiting scientist at the Media Laboratory, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987-88.

Kofi A. A. Makinwa received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria in 1985 and 1988 respectively. In 1989, he received the M.E.E. degree from the Philips International Institute, The Netherlands and in 2004, the Ph.D. degree from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
From 1989 to 1999, he was a Research Scientist with Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he worked on interactive displays and on optical and magnetic recording systems. In 1999, he joined Delft University of Technology, where he is now an Antoni van Leuwenhoek Professor. His main research interests are in the design of analog integrated circuits, sigma-delta modulators, smart sensors and sensor interfaces. This has resulted in 1 book, 15 patents and over 120 technical papers.


Kofi Makinwa is a member of the ESSCIRC and ISSCC technical program committees. He has also served as the guest editor of three issues of the JSSC. He is a co-recipient of best paper awards from the JSSC, ESSCIRC and ISSCC, among others, as well as a recipient of a Veni Award from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and the Simon Stevin Gezel Award from the Dutch Technology Foundation. He is a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, a fellow of the IEEE and a fellow of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Boris Murmann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford, CA. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003. From 1994 to 1997, he was with Neutron Mikrolektronik GmbH, Hanau, Germany, where he developed low-power and smart-power ASICs in automotive CMOS technology. Dr. Murmann's research interests are in the area of mixed-signal integrated circuit design, with special emphasis on data converters and sensor interfaces. In 2008, he was a co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the VLSI Circuit Symposium and the recipient of the Best Invited Paper Award at the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). In 2009, he received the Agilent Early Career Professor Award. Dr. Murmann is a member of the International Solid-State-Circuits Conference (ISSCC) program committee, an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.

Boris Murmann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford, CA. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003. From 1994 to 1997, he was with Neutron Mikrolektronik GmbH, Hanau, Germany, where he developed low-power and smart-power ASICs in automotive CMOS technology. Dr. Murmann’s research interests are in the area of mixed-signal integrated circuit design, with special emphasis on data converters and sensor interfaces. In 2008, he was a co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the VLSI Circuit Symposium and the recipient of the Best Invited Paper Award at the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). In 2009, he received the Agilent Early Career Professor Award. Dr. Murmann is a member of the International Solid-State-Circuits Conference (ISSCC) program committee, an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.

Roland Thewes was born in Marl, Germany, in 1962. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. In 1994, he joined the Research Laboratories of Siemens AG, where he worked on the design of non-volatile memories, and on reliability, yield, and design for manufacturability of analog CMOS circuits. From 2000-2005, he was responsible for the Lab on Mixed-Signal Circuits of Corporate Research of Infineon Technologies focusing on CMOS-based bio-sensors, low voltage analog CMOS circuit design, and device-circuit interaction. From 2006 until March 2009, he was heading a department in the Product Development Division of Qimonda. Moreover, from 2005 until 2009 he served as a consultant of the Max-Planck Society in the area of CMOS-based neural tissue interfacing. Since April 2009, he is a full professor at TU Berlin focusing on electronic sensors for bio-sensing and neural tissue interfacing purposes.

He has authored or co-authored more than 120 technical publications including book chapters, tutorials, invited papers, etc., and authored or co-authored a similar number of granted patents and patent applications. He is a member of the Technical Program Committees of ISSCC and ESSCIRC, of the Joint Steering Committee of ESSDERC/ESSCIRC, and of the IEEE EDS VLSI Technology and Circuits Committee. In the past he also served as a member of various other conference committees such as IEDM, IRPS, ESSDERC, and ESREF. He is a recipient of the German President's Future Award (2004), the ISSCC 2002 Jack Raper Award (2003), and recipient or co-recipient of 6 further paper and conference awards. Dr. Thewes is Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE.