Pier Andrea (Pier Andrea) Francese  Pier Andrea (Pier Andrea) Francese photo         

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RSM Analog Circuit Design
IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rueschlikon, Switzerland


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Professional Associations:  IEEE, Senior Member

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More information:   http://ibm.academia.edu/PierAndreaFrancese


Electronic Engineering degree (cum laude) from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1993.

Ph.D. in Electronics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2005.

IC developer with Teradyne, Philips Semiconductors and National Semiconductor.

Currently Research Staff Member and Technical Lead of the High-speed Interconnect Technology group at the IBM Research – Zurich Lab.

Relevant expertise:

  • Multi-Gb/s wireline and optical transceivers in advanced CMOS technologies
  • Equalization and clock-data-recovery circuit techniques
  • High-speed Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and Digital-to-analog converters (DACs)