Technical Advisory Board

Akros Silicon’s technical advisory board is a key component in maintaining the company’s technology leadership. Select industry and academic leaders strengthen Akros Silicon’s links with the academic, technical and research communities and stimulate corporate awareness of fundamental technology issues.

 

Professor Paul J. Hurst
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California at Davis

Paul J. Hurst received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

From 1983 to 1984, he was with the University of California, Berkeley, as a lecturer, teaching integrated-circuit design courses and working on an MOS delta-sigma modulator. In 1984, he joined the telecommunications design group of Silicon Systems Inc., Nevada City, CA. There he was involved in the design of three mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuits for voice-band modems, including the world’s first single-chip 2400-bps modem.

Dr. Hurst then joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California at Davis, where he is now a Professor. His research interests are in the area of analog and mixed-signal integrated-circuit design for signal processing and communication applications. His research projects have included work on data converters, filters, adaptive equalizers and timing recovery circuits for data communications, and image processing.

Professor Hurst was a member of the program committee for the Symposium on VLSI Circuits in 1994 and 1995 and a guest editor for the December 1999 issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. He was a member of the program committee for the International Solid-State Circuits Conference from 1998-2001 and is now an associate editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2001. Professor Hurst taught (with Professor Richard Spencer) the short course Signal Processing for Magnetic Recording. He is a co-author (with Professors Gray, Lewis and Meyer) of the fourth edition of the text book Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits.

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Professor Seth R. Sanders
Department of Electrical and Computer Sciences
University of California at Berkeley

Seth R. Sanders received the S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1981, 1985, and 1989, respectively.

He was a Design Engineer at the Honeywell Test Instruments Division, Denver, CO. Since 1989, he has been on the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, where he is presently Professor. His research interests are in high frequency power conversion circuits and components, in design and control of electric machine systems, and in nonlinear circuit and system theory as related to the power electronics field. He is presently actively supervising research projects in the areas of flywheel energy storage, novel electric machine design, renewable energy, and digital pulse-width modulation strategies and associated IC designs for power conversion applications. During the 1992 to 1993 academic year, he was on industrial leave with National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, CA.

Dr. Sanders received the NSF Young Investigator Award in 1993 and Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Power Electronics Society and the IEEE Industry Applications Society. He has served as Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Computers in Power Electronics, and as a Member-At-Large of the IEEE PELS Adcom.

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