About the Author
Chi-Wah Kok, Canaan Microelectronics Corporation Limited, China Chi-Wah Kok obtained his degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Since 1992, he has been working with various semi-conductor companies, research institutions and universities, which include AT&T Labs Research, Holmdel, SONY U.S. Research Labs, Stanford University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, and Lattice Semiconductor. In 2006, he founded Canaan Microelectronics Corp Ltd., a fabless IC company with products in mixed signal IC for consumer electronics. He has extensively applied signal processing techniques to improve the circuit topologies, designs, and fabrication technologies within Canaan. This includes the application of semidefinite programming to circuit design optimization, abstract algebra in switched capacitor circuit topologies improvement, and nonlinear optimization methods to optimize high voltage MOSFET layout and fabrication. Wing-Shan Tam, Canaan Microelectronics Corp Limited, China Wing-Shan Tam received her BEng degree in electronic engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and MSc degree in electronic and information engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and PhD degree in electronic engineering from the City University of Hong Kong in 2004, 2007, and 2010, respectively. Currently, she is the Engineering Manager of Canaan Microelectronics Corp Ltd., and she has been working with CMOS circuit design since 2004. Her research interests include mixed-signal integrated circuit design for data conversion and power-management.