SiTime, Silicon MEMS Oscillators and Clock Generators

Kofi Makinwa, Member, Technical Advisory Board

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Kofi Makinwa received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, the M.E.E. degree from the Philips International Institute, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 2004. From 1989 to 1999, he worked at Philips Research Laboratories, where he designed sensor systems for interactive displays and analog front-ends for optical and magnetic recording systems. In 1999, he joined Delft University of Technology, where he is currently an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics. His main research interests are in the design of precision analog circuitry, sigma-delta modulators and sensor interfaces. His work has resulted in 13 patents and over 70 technical papers. Dr. Makinwa is a co-recipient of JSSC (2005), ISSCC (2006, 2005), ESSCIRC (2006) and ISCAS (2008) best paper awards. In 2005, he received the 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 and a fellow of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.