Dr. Madihian joined NEC Central Research Laboratories, Kawasaki, Japan, in 1983 where he worked on research and development of GaAs and Silicon device-based digital as well as microwave and millimeter-wave monolithic IC's. In 1999, he moved to NEC Laboratories America, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey, and served as the Chief Patent Officer and Department Head where he conducted analog/RF front-end IC and baseband processing research activities for single/multi-mode high-speed wireless networks and personal communications applications. During December 2010 to June 2012 he was with the Singapore Institute of Microelectronics serving as Technical Director and later joined the Tohoku University, Sendai Japan as a Visiting Professor. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University since 2003 teaching Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design and Development.
Dr. Madihian has a book on CMOS-RF and has authored/co-authored more than 210 journal/conference publications including 28 invited talks, and holds 80 registered or pending patents on wireless technology. He was awarded the IEEE Microwave Prize in 1988 for a research work titled ”GaAs-monolithic IC's for X-band PLL stabilized local source” which appeared in the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques in June 1986. Dr. Madihian received the IEEE Fellow Award in 1998 for his contributions to the design and development of microwave as well as millimeter-wave solid state monolithic integrated circuits for personal computing and wireless networking systems. He holds 8 Distinguished R&D Achievement Awards and 5 IEEE Certificates of Recognition. He served as Guest Editor to the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Japan IEICE Transactions on Electronics, and IEEE Transactions on MTT. He is currently an Associate Editor of Japan IEICE Transactions on Electronics and also serving on the MTT-S Editorial Board. Dr. Madihian has been an Administrative Committee member of the MTT-S since 2011.
ECEE 619 - Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit
Degrees / Education
- PhD, Electronic Engineering, Shizuoka University, 1983
- MS, Electronic Engineering, Shizuoka University, 1980
- BS, Electronic Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 1976
Solid-state device-circuit interaction; Solid-state microwave power generation; Microwave and millimeter-wave monolithic integrated circuits; Single/multi-mode wireless RF/IF/baseband transceiver technology; Front-End LSI development for multi-mode wireless communication; RF/microwave semiconductor chip layout design; Active phase functional circuits