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.
CEO and Board of director
Ken Suyama is co-founder and CEO of Epoch Microelectronics Inc. with 20 years of business development and management experience, and 30 years of experience in IC design area for driving analog, RF, and mmWave.
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. He holds a few patents and patents-pending.
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.
CTO and Board of director
Aleksander Dec is co-founder and CTO of Epoch Microelectronics, Inc. He has more than 20 years of experience in architecting, designing, and management of internal and external engineering resources.
He has experiences in analog, RF, mmWave and power management systems for various applications such as cellular phones, TV tuners, WLAN, MEMS AFEs, automotive radar, ITS transceivers, PMIC 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.
Outside 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.
Board of director
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.