IEEE Penang Joint Chapter



Events & Meetings

December 19-22, 2022
15th IEEE International Symposium on Embedded Multicore/Many-core Systems-on-Chip (MCSoc-2022)

July 9, 2022
Graphene on cubic silicon carbide: a platform on silicon for More-Than-Moore integrated technologies” by Professor Francesca Iacopi, PhD, Integrated Nanosystems Lab, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

June 18, 2022
What Is My Measurement Equipment Actually Doing? Implication for 5G/6G, MM-Wave And Related Application” by  Jon Martens, PhD, Engineering Fellow, Anritsu, USA.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

April 30, 2022
Minimum-Energy-Driven Embedded Memory Design for IoT Applications” by Associate Professor Tony Tae-Hyoung Kim, PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

January 29, 2022
Seventeenth Annual General Meeting 2022.

December 1-3, 2021
The Online Career and Postgraduate Expo 2021

November 11, 2021
Online Public Talk: Towards Smart Manufacturing in Industrial Revolution 4.0” by Ts. Dr. Chua Wen-Shyan and Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Khairur Rijal Jamaludin.

September 15, 2021
Tiny and Efficient – Power Management as a Key Functional in Microelectronic System” by Professor Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Wicht, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

September 12, 2021
Blood Drive in Penang

September 12, 2021
Path To Success: The STEM Way

September 2, 2021
An Organic-Photoconductive-Film CMOS Image Sensor’s Advanced Technologies” by Kazuko Nishimura, Panasonic Corporation, Japan.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

July 29, 2021
3D MIM Capacitor Embedded in TSV: Concept, Device Demonstration, Reliability and Applications” by Chuan Seng Tan, PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

July 16, 2021
Devices-Circuits Co-Design for RF Communication & Embedded AI Memory” by Professor Albert Chin, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

May 27, 2021
Recent Development in 5G EMF Policies, Guideline, Radiation Measurement and Monitoring” by Anwar Faizd Osman, Vice Chair, IMT and Future Network Working Group Malaysia.

January 16, 2021
Sixteenth Annual General Meeting 2021.

December 29, 2020
Design and Challenges of Microwave Filter with Transmission Zeros – Theory to Practical Implementation” by Peng Wen Wong, PhD, Principal Engineer, Huawei, Sweden.

December 9, 2020
Nanocarbon Interconnects:  from 1D to 3D” by Cary Y. Yang, PhD, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of TENT Laboratory, Santa Clara University, USA.  IEEE Fellow.

December 3, 2020
End of CMOS Miniaturization and Technology Development Before and After” by Dr Hiroshi Iwai, Vice Dean and a Distinguished Chair Professor, International College of Semiconductor Technology (ICST), National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan ROC & Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan.  IEEE Fellow.

March 4, 2020
New Routes and Paradigms in Device Engineering for Nanoelectronics and Nanosystems” by Dr Simon Deneonibus, IEEE Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer.

January 10, 2020
Fifteenth Annual General Meeting 2020.

October 8-9, 2019
IEEE International Microwave, Electron Devices, Solid-State Circuits Symposium (IMESS) 2019.

April 11, 2019
IEEE Penang EDS Mini Colloquium 2019

  1. “Perovskite solar cells: The new frontier for photovoltaic device” by Professor Vikram Dalal, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, USA.  IEEE Fellow.
  2. “Photovoltaics History, Technology, Innovation, and Progress: The Future is Now . . .” by Professor Lawrence L. Kazmerski, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), University of Colorado Boulder, USA.  IEEE Fellow.
  3. “PV Module Performance Loss due to Degradation and Soiling” by Professor Anil Kottantharayil, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India.

December 15, 2018
Fourteenth Annual General Meeting 2019.

October 9-10, 2018
IEEE International Microwave, Electron Devices, Solid-State Circuits Symposium (IMESS) 2018.

August 23, 2018
Thin Film Transistor Integration Strategies for Ultra Low Power and High Gain” by Professor Arokia Nathan, University of Cambridge, UK.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

January 5, 2018
IEEE Penang EDS Mini Colloquium 2018

  1. “A Novel Interconnect Material for the Challenges in High Speed and High Reliability Chips” by Professor Tan Cher Ming, Chang Gung University, Taiwan. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
  2. “High Performance Ge pMOSFET with Interfacial Layer Engineering” by Professor Kuei-Shu Chang-Liao, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
  3. “Future III-V/CMOS Co-Integrated Technology and Hybrid Circuit Design” by Associate Professor Xing Zhou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
  4. “Challenge on ESD Protection Design for SoC with Separated Power Domains” by Professor Ming-Dou Ker, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

December 16, 2017
Thirteen Annual General Meeting 2017.

October 4-5, 2017
IEEE International Microwave, Electron Devices, Solid-State Circuits Symposium (IMESS) 2017.

July 06, 2017
Beyond LED Lighting” by Professor Ooi Boon Siew, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.

June 13-15, 2017
International Consortium Technical Workshop.

April 29, 2017
“IEEE Senior Membership Elevation Workshop for Northern Region” by Associate Professor Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin, Vice Chair 2017, IEEE Malaysia Section.

February 24, 2017
Overview of IC Packaging Concepts (Materials & Methods)” by Dr Sim Lim Chong, Bosch, Malaysia.

January 5, 2017
Twelfth Annual General Meeting 2017.

November 11, 2016
Wireless Power Transfer via Radiowaves (Wave Series)” by Professor Naoki Shinohara, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

November 9-10, 2016
IEEE International Microwave, Electron Devices, Solid-State Circuits Symposium (IMESS) 2016.

September 24, 2016
IEEE-IEM eETD Mini Colloquium
1. “Embedded flash memory: technology, circuits to systems and MCU/SOC applications” by Dr Hideto Hidaka, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Japan.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
2. “Smart Image Sensors and applications to 3D range-finding” by Professor Makoto Ikeda, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, University of Tokyo, Japan.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
3. “Packaging and Reliability for MEMS” by Dr Alastair Trigg, IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Singapore Rel/CPMT/ED Chapter.

June 6, 2016
Real-Time Task Scheduling on FPGAs” by Associate Professor Amlan Chakrabarti, Coordinator, A.K. Choudhury School of Information Technology, University of Calcutta, India.

June 6, 2016
IoT of Passive Things and SAW RFID System” by Professor Varun Jeoti, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia.

May 28, 2016
“IEEE Senior Member Elevation Workshop” by Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi, PhD, Vice Chair 2016, IEEE Malaysia Section.

April 29, 2016
“IoT and Low Voltage Analog Design for Wireless Applications” by Professor S.S. Jamuar, School of Microelectonics Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis.

January 8, 2016
Eleventh Annual General Meeting 2016.

June 26, 2015
A Review Pertinent to Next Generation RRAM (Resistive Random Access Memory) Reliability” by Professor Chao Sung LAI, Dean of Institute of Engineering, Chang Gung University,  Taiwan.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

June 25, 2015
Electromigration Simulation at Circuit Levels” by Professor Cher Ming TAN, Chang Gung University, Taiwan.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

March 20, 2015
Tenth Annual General Meeting 2015.

March 19, 2015
Design Techniques and CMOS Implementation of Low Noise Amplifier (LNA)” by Professor S.S. Jamuar, School of Microelectonics Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis.

January 15, 2015
Introduction to RF Lumped Passive Filter Design – Theory vs Practice” by Wong Peng Wen, PhD, of Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia.

October 8, 2014
Dielectric Resonator Antenna: From a research perspective” by Associate Professor Mohd Fadzil bin Ain, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University Sains Malaysia (USM).

June 27, 2014
Issues and Solutions for Advanced CMOS Circuits” by Professor Kunihiro Asada, VLSI Design and Education Center (VDEC), University of Tokyo, Japan.

June 24, 2014
Ninth Annual General Meeting 2014 (adjourned).

April 23, 2014
Ninth Annual General Meeting 2014.

September 26, 2013
RFIC Design Techniques For CMOS Wireless Transceivers” by Professor Howard Luong, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecturer.

August 28, 2013
Digital Predistortion Design Test Platform for Power Amplifier” by Mr Dong Wei, Senior Application Engineer, Agilent Technologies, USA.

July 29, 2013
Microprocessor Design in the Nanoscale Era” by Stefan Rusu, an IEEE Fellow, Intel Corporation, USA. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

June 25, 2013
Highly Integrated CMOS Optical Transceiver” by Professor Tony Chan Carusone, a Senior Member of IEEE.

May 28, 2013
IC & MEMS Packaging: Simulating Manufacturability, Reliability, and Performance” by Mr Steve Groothuis, Senior Member Technical Staff, Micron Technology, Inc., USA.

January 9, 2013
Eighth Annual General Meeting 2013.

December 5, 2012
2D to 3D MOS Technology Evolution for Circuit Designers” by Alvin Loke, PhD, AMD, USA.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

November 30, 2012
The 36th Workshop and IEEE EDS Mini-Colloquium on Nanometer CMOS Technology (WIMNACT):
1. “The First Mesa Type Blue Light VICSEL and Droop Solutions” by Professor Chun-Yen Chang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
2. “Evolution of Si CMOS Technologies to Sub-10 nm Generation” by Professor Hiroshi Iwai, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
3. “New Material Based Micro/Nano Devices” by Professor Tian-Ling Ren, Tsinghua University, China. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
4. “Nano CMOS Gate Dielectric Engineering” by Professor Hei Wong, City University of Hong Kong, China. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
5. “A Unified Compact Model for Generic Heterostructure HEMTs” by Professor Xing Zhou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

October 29, 2012
Organic Electronic Device and Circuit For RFID Applications” by Professor Liu Ming, Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMECAS), Beijing, China. IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer.

October 18, 2012
The Auxiliary Envelope Tracking RF Power Amplifier System” by Zubaida Yusoff, PhD, Lecturer, Multimedia University.

September 27, 2012
Efficient and Error Resilient Transmission of Multimedia Data Over Wireless Cellular Networks” by Professor Farid Ghani, School of Computer and Communication Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis.

December 29, 2011
Seventh Annual General Meeting 2012.

October 19, 2011
Data Mining the Rich Mother Lode of S-Parameters” by Eric Bogatin, PhD, signal integrity evangelist, Bogatin Enterprises, USA.

October 18, 2011
Next-Generation Mobile Broadband: LTE-Advanced” by Assistant Professor Anthony Lo, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

August 25, 2011
Process Integration and Reliability for Copper Interconnects in Low-k Dielectrics” by Jeffrey Gambino, PhD, IBM Microelectronics, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA.

July 26, 2011
Wireless Communication Safety Concerns: Science, Standards and Regulations” by Chung-Kwang Chou, PhD, Chief EME Scientist and Director of Corporate EME Research Laboratory, Motorola, Plantation, Florida, USA. IEEE Fellow.

June 27, 2011
Outlook and Challenges in Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection of Modern and Future Integrated Circuits” by Professor Juin J. Liou, University of Central Florida, USA. Chang Jiang Scholar Endowed Professor, Ministry of Education, China.  IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow.

May 3, 2011
Characterization and Modeling of MOSFET Flicker Noise for RFIC Design” by Professor Yuhua Cheng, Institute of Microelectronics (IME), Peking University, China.  Dean, Shanghai Research Institute of Microelectronics, China.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.  IEEE Fellow.

April 16, 2011
“Student Engineering Project Competition” educational event at Inti International College, Penang, Malaysia.

March 21, 2011
Optimizing Measurements for Modeling Microwave Devices and Circuits” by Associate Professor Dominique Schreurs, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), Belgium.

March 9, 2011
Advance Microwave and RF Design for MMIC” by Professor Grant A. Ellis, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia.

December 14, 2010
Sixth Annual General Meeting 2011.

November 23, 2010
Surface-Potential-Based Compact Modeling for Accurate Prediction of Circuits Performances” by Professor Mitiko Miura-Mattausch, Department of Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Hiroshima University, Japan.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

October 10, 2010
The Different Faces of Variability” by Marcel J.M. Pelgrom, PhD, Delft University of Technology and University of Twente, The Netherlands.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

August 24, 2010
Compact Modeling of Nano-Transistors from a Circuit Simulation Perspective” by Mansun Chan, PhD, Department of EEE, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

August 4, 2010
New Driving Force for Electromigration in ULSI Interconnections and its Implication to IC Layout” by TAN Cher Ming, PhD, Associate Professor, School of EEE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

June 14, 2010
Ballastic Quantum Transport in Nano Devices and Circuits” by Professor Vijay K. Arora, Division of Engineering and Physics, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA.  Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

May 6, 2010
CMOS Device Technology and Scaling Challenges in FPGAs” by Jeff Watt, PhD, Technology Architect, Altera Corporation, USA.

April 27, 2010
Introduction to Long Term Evolution (LTE) Technology” by Ms Sonali Sarpotdar, RF Communications Application Engineer, Agilent Technologies, Pune, India.

March 10, 2010
X-Parameters: What are they and what are they good for?” by Mr Mihai Marcu, Senior Application Engineer, Agilent Technologies, USA.

January 19, 2010
Global Navigation Satellite System” by Mr Andrew Addy, Spirent Communications, UK.

January 12, 2010
Fifth Annual General Meeting 2010.

December 22, 2009
“Unification of MOS Compact Models with the Unified Regional Modeling Approach” by Dr Xing Zhou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer.

November 26, 2009
“Bio-inpired Polarization Imaging – making the invisible visible” by Professor Jan Van der Spiegel, University of Pennsylvania, USA. IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer.

October 28, 2009
“RFCMOS System-on-Chip design” by Dr David Su, Atheros Inc., USA. IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer.

July 14, 2009
“X-parameters for Nonlinear RF Circuit Design” by Mr Yoshiyuki Yanagimoto, Agilent Technologies, Japan.

May 28, 2009
“Solar Cell Technology” by Dr Y.L. Khong, First Solar Inc., Malaysia.

April 23, 2009
“An Overview of Wimax Transceiver System’s Signal Processing Flow” by Professor Lee Sze Wei, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia.

March 10, 2009
“LNAs and VCOs in RFCMOS Technology” by Tun Zainal Azni Zulkifli, PhD, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

October 30, 2008
DVD Replay of ISSCC 2007 Short Course (sponsored by Solid-State Circuit Society), “RF Circuit Design in Nanometer CMOS” by Bram Nauta, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands.

September 23, 2008
“Reliability and Globalization – Beyond Quality” by TAN Cher Ming, PhD, Associate Professor, School of EEE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

August 5, 2008.
DVD Replay of ISSCC 2007 Short Course (sponsored by Solid-State Circuit Society) “RF Transceiver System Design in nanometer CMOS” by Matt Miller.

July 31, 2008
“Recent Advancement in Embedded Capacitors in FPGA and ASIC Device Pakages: Technology, Implementation and Innovative Characteristics” by Dr Hong Shi, Altera Corporation.

July 22, 2008
“High Efficiency Broadband Parallel-Circuit Class E RF Power Amplifier with Reactance Compensation Technique” by Mr Narendra Kumar and Mr Prakash Chacko, Motorola R&D, Penang, Malaysia.

June 24, 2008
“RF Application of PIN diodes” by Mr Lim Chin Leong, Avago Technologies, Penang, Malaysia.

April 15, 2008
“Split-gate Flash Memory-Cell Architecture and Scaling” by Dr Samar Saha, Silterra, USA. IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecture.

February 4, 2008
“Non invasive 3D characterization of namomaterials to nanodevices with a novvel multiscale X-ray CT” by Mr. SH Lau, Xradia Inc., California, USA.

January 25, 2008
“III-V Devices for Millimeterwave Applications” by Professor Edward Yi Chang. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

January 3, 2008
“Organic field-effect transistors (OFETs)” by Dr Kean.C. Aw, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

December 7, 2007
Seminar on RF Transceiver Technology
Two lectures were given in this seminar:
1. “Software-Defined Radio” – the holy grail of RF hardware. by Mr. Prakash Chacko, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff of  Motorola, Penang, Malaysia.
2. “Design of RF-CMOS Integrated  Circuits for Wireless Communications”, by Professor Georg Boeck, Head of Microwave Engineering Lab, TU Berlin, and  IEEE MTT Distinguished Lecturer.

October 31, 2007
“Nonlinearity of CMOS Active Inductor-Based Oscillators” by Mr. Ler Chun Lee, University Technology of Malaysia / Silterra Malaysia.
“Two Stage Integrated Class-F RF Power Amplifier” by Mr. Huang Min Zhe, University Technology of Malaysia / Silterra Malaysia.

July 19 , 2007
“Microwave or acoustical wave devices” by Prof. Ken-ya Hashimoto, Graduate School of Engineering, Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Chiba University, Japan.

July 10, 2007
“Photonic integrated circuits and ultra-broadband semiconductor quantum-dot lasers” by Prof. Boon S. Ooi, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA.

June 12, 2007
“Trends and challenges in antenna technologies for personal devices” by Dr. Soo Liam Ooi, Motorola Laboratories, Plantation, Florida, USA.

May 14, 2007
“Characterizing transient active device behavior using pulse I-V technique” by Mr. Yuegang Zhao, Keithley Instruments Inc.

April 25, 2007
“Integrated Circuit Polysilicon Resistors” by Mr. Albert V. Kordesch , Silterra, Kulim, Malaysia.
“Novel Physical-Based SPICE Model to capture CMOS Hook Shaped Drive Current behavior in Nanotechnology” by Mr. Philip B.Y. Tan, Silterra, Kulim, Malaysia.

March 13, 2007
“MMIC Design for Manufacturing Saves Time and Money” by Mr Ng Aik Chun, Agilent Technologies, Singapore.

February 13, 2007
“A New Perspective on PA Efficiency Enhancement Techniques” by Dr Steve C. Cripps, Consultant, Hywave Associates, UK.

December 28th, 2006
“Signal Integrity Design for High-Performance FPGA Applications” by Dr Hong Shi, Altera Packaging Technology Group, USA.

November 20, 2006
“Multi-chip Module Design” by Mr Ronald W. Patston, Vice President of Asia Pacific Operations Applied Wave Research, USA.

October 30, 2006
“Circuit Design with Enhancement-mode pHEMT Technology” by Mr. Chow Yut Hoong, RFIC Design, Avago Technologies, Penang, Malaysia.

August 30, 2006
“European Advances in Telecommunications Engineering: Signposting the way towards the Global Information Society” by Professor R.E. Sheriff, Electronic Engineering, Mobile and Satellite Communications Research Centre, University of Bradford, UK.

August 21, 2006,
“Electronics on Non-Conventional Substrates” by Dr Arokia Nathan, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

July 25, 2006
“The Class E Power Amplifier Mode – a Microwave Rationale” by Dr Steve C Cripps, Consultant, Hywave Associates, UK.

June 26, 2006
“Distributed Power Amplifier Design with Discrete MOSFET Devices” by Mr T.S. Tan, Motorola, Penang, Malaysia.

May 23, 2006
“RF and Mixed Signal Devices on Silicon” by Mr Richard Keating, CMOS Training and Consulting, Penang, Malaysia.

April 17, 2006
“A Low–Noise, High-Linearity Balanced Amplifier in Enhancement-mode GaAs pHEMT Technology for Wireless Base-Stations and Design and Performance of a 1.6-2.2GHz Low-Noise, High Gain Dual Amplifier in GaAs E-pHEMT” by Mr Thomas Chong, RFIC Design, Avago Technologies, Penang, Malaysia.

March 23, 2006
“Development of models for large RF power transistors including temperature, memory, and packaging effects” by Professor Rolf H. Jansen, University of Aachen, Germany.

March 7, 2006
“Analog Design” by Professor Willy Sansen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

November 18, 2005
“Transmission lines for ULSI” by Professor Kazuya Masu, Tokyo University, Japan.

November 7, 2005
“The Life of James Clerk Maxwell” by Dr. James Rautio, President, Sonnet Software, USA.

August 10, 2005
“Modern Circulators and Isolators for Wireless and Automotive Applications” by Professor Lionel E. Davis, Professor Emeritus at the University of Manchester, UK.