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CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Silicon) integrated circuits (IC’s) technology is emerging as a means for realization of capable and affordable systems that operate at 100 GHz and higher. The potential applications include active and passive imaging for detection of concealed weapons, imaging materials for detection of defects and through packages to see inside; spectroscopy for detection of harmful and dangerous chemicals, as well as breath analyses; and high data rate wireless and wireline communication. The performance of devices, signal sources and detectors operating between ~0.1 and 10 THz fabricated in CMOS technologies and their potential system applications will be discussed. Furthermore, prospect for increasing the operation frequency even higher will be discussed. These are exciting emerging opportunities for the silicon integrated circuits industry.
Kenneth O received his S.B, S.M, and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA in 1984, 1984, and 1989, respectively. From 1989 to 1994, Dr. O worked at Analog Devices Inc. developing sub-micron CMOS processes for mixed signal applications, and high speed bipolar and BiCMOS processes. He has been a professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville from 1994 to 2009. He is currently the director of Texas Analog Center of Excellenc and TI Distinguished Chair Professor of Analog Circuits and Systems at University of Texas at Dallas. His research group is developing circuits and components required to implement analog and digital systems operating at frequencies up to multi-THz using silicon IC technologies. Dr. O chairs the Meetings Committee of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He has authored and co-authored ~230 journal and conference publications, as well as holding nine patents. Dr. O has received the 2014 Semiconductor Research Association Univesty Researcher Award. Prof. O is also an IEEE Fellow.