About Epoch Microelectronics
Central to our clients' success is the team who comprises Epoch Microelectronics. Our team of highly specialized IC designers understand and exercise the knowledge, attention to detail, and integrity that is critical to successful IC design. Combined with the innovative, creative and challenge-seeking attitude at Epoch Microelectronics, Inc., this commitment is the driving force behind delivering excellence to our customers.
President and Board of director
Ken Suyama is the President and co-founder of Epoch Microelectronics, Inc. where he has built a semiconductor design service business with emphasis in analog, RF, and mmWave IC products.
He has more than 25 years of experience in the IC design area and holds a few patents and patents-pending. Prior to founding Epoch, Ken served various positions at Columbia University including a Research Scientist and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He has authored and coauthored more than 50 technical journals and international conference papers and wrote a CAD software program called SWITCAP2 for simulation of switched-capacitor circuits.
Ken Suyama holds both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.
Vice President and Board of director
Aleksander Dec is the Vice President and Co-Founder of Epoch Microelectronics, Inc. He has more than 18 years of experience in architecting and designing microelectronics.
He has develpoed technologies such as analog, RF and mmWave systems for various applications such as cellular phones, TV tuners, WLAN, MEMS AFEs, automotive radar, ITS transceivers, etc. Prior to founding Epoch, he conducted research at Columbia University on Microwave CMOS VCOs utilizing RF-MEMS devices. He also worked at the Silicon Circuit Research Department of Lucent Technologies, Inc. on mixed-signal and RF IC design for GSM transceivers.
Aleksander Dec is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) and holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. He has authored or co-authored more than 16 conference and journal publications, and holds multiple patents.
Board of Directors
Epoch Microelectronics, Inc. is led by the experienced members of its Board of Directors. Providing critical insight into the analog, RF and mixed signal IC markets, business strategy and management, Epoch's board is committed to the growth and success of the company.
Masao Hotta is a Professor Emeritus at Tokyo City University, where he teaches on the subjects of high performance ADC, mixed signal LSI design and wireless systems.
From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Hotta was a General Manager of the Advanced Analog Technology Division of the Renesas Technology Corporation. Dr. Hotta's experience in the semiconductor field includes more than 27 years with Hitachi Ltd. He began his career with the Central Research Laboratory conducting research of high-precision monolithic D/A converters with resolution of 14 bits.
His research continued into the development of high-speed A/D converters for video use and ultra-high speed D/A converters for high-definition display applications. At Hitachi, Dr. Hotta held positions that included Manager of the Advanced Device Development Department, Semiconductor Technology Development Center, Semiconductor and Integrated Circuits Division and Senior Chief Engineer & Senior Manager of Advanced Analog Technology Center, Semiconductor and Integrated Circuits Division. He brings extensive knowledge of RF power amplifier modules, RF transceiver LSIs, mixed signal LSIs, and advanced analog cores for SoC.