Dr. Mau-Chung Frank Chang is the Wintek Chair and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Director of the High Speed Electronics Laboratory at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Before joining UCLA, he was the Assistant Director and Department Manager of the High Speed Electronics Laboratory at Rockwell Science Center (1983-1997), Thousand Oaks, California. In this tenure, he successfully developed and transferred the AlGaAs/GaAs Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT) and BiFET (Planar HBT/MESFET) integrated circuit technologies from the research laboratory to the production line (now Conexant Systems and Skyworks). The HBT/BiFET productions have grown into multi-billion dollar businesses and dominated the cell phone power amplifiers and front-end module markets (currently exceeding one billion units/year). Throughout his career, his research has primarily focused on the development of high-speed semiconductor devices and integrated circuits for RF and mixed-signal communication and sensing system applications. He was the principal investigator at Rockwell in leading DARPA’s ultra-high speed ADC/DAC development for direct conversion transceiver (DCT) and digital radar receivers (DRR) systems. He was the inventor of the multiband, reconfigurable RF-Interconnects, based on FDMA and CDMA multiple access algorithms, for ChipMulti-Processor (CMP) inter-core communications and inter-chip CPU-to-Memory communications. He also pioneered the development of world’s first multi-gigabit/sec ADC, DAC and DDS in both GaAs HBTs and Si CMOS technologies; the first 60GHz radio transceiver front-end based on transformer-folded-cascode (Origami) high-linearity circuit topology; and the low phase noise CMOS VCO (FOM<-200dBc/Hz) with Digitally Controlled on-chip Artificial Dielectric (DiCAD). He was also the first to demonstrate CMOS oscillators in the Terahertz frequency range (450GHz). Dr. Chang has authored or co-authored over 270 technical papers, 10 book chapters, authored 1 book, edited 1 book and holds >20 U.S. patents. He was a co-editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (1999-2001) and served as the Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits in 1991 and 1992, and for the Journal of High-Speed Electronics and Systems in 1994.
He was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2008 for the development and commercialization of GaAs power amplifiers and integrated circuits. He was elected as a Fellow of IEEE in 1996 and received IEEE David Sarnoff Award in 2006 for developing and commercializing HBT power amplifiers for modern wireless communication systems. He was also the recipient of 2008 Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Award for his fundamental contributions in developing AlGaAs/GaAs hetero-junction bipolar transistors. His recent paper “CMP Network-on-chip Overlaid with Multiband RF-Interconnect” was selected for the Best Paper Award in 2008 IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA). He received Rockwell’s Leonardo Da Vinci Award (Engineer of the Year) in 1992; National Chiao Tung University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1997; and National Tsing Hua University’s Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award in 2002.
Dr. Chang received his B.S. in Physics from National Taiwan University in 1972, his M.S. in Materials Science from National Tsing Hua University in 1974, and his Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in 1979.
Awards and Recognitions
2008 Pan Wen-Yuan Award
2008 National Academy of Engineering
2008 Best Paper Award, IEEE Computer Society for High Performance Computer Architecture Conference
2006 IEEE David Sarnoff Award
2002 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the National Tsing-Hua University
1997 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the National Chiao-Tung University
1996 IEEE Fellow
1993 Leonardo da Vinci Award from Rockwell International