Rudolf Koch PhD, Consultant, Munich, Germany.
Dr. Rudolf Koch obtained his M. Sc. (Diploma) in EE and his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) from the Technical University in Munich.
He worked several years for the Corporate Research Group of Siemens AG in Munich on solid-state area imagers. Then he joined Eurosil, Munich, where he was responsible for the design of clock and watch product ICs. Focus was on analog and digital ultra-low power circuits in 1V CMOS.
After that he was for many years with the Semiconductor Division of Siemens, Munich, where he built up and headed the Analog & Mixed Signal Design Group. His group developed product ICs for wireline and wireless communication. He was also defining the 'analog' specific infrastructure requirements - process optimization, design flow, design automation, special CAD tools.
When the Siemens Semiconductor Division was spun off as Infineon Technologies, he served as Innovations Manager in the Wireless Division, where he started RF CMOS design activities for wireless applications.
His current interests include all aspects of data converters and their impact on system architecture.
Rudolf Koch has authored or co-authored around 30 papers and holds over 40 patents.
He served as member of the ICECS , the ESSCIRC and the ISSCC program committees. He was Technical Program Chair and Tutorial Chair of ESSCIRC, Guest Editor of the IEEE J. Sc., European Chair of the ISSCC program committee. He has repeatedly been a panelist at DAC and ISSCC and has organized various panels, forums and workshops. For many years he was a lecturer at the Infineon Institute, and he served as Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Dr. Rudolf Koch has been a member of the Continuing Education Institute-Europe faculty since 2007.
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