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2010 IEEE RFIC Symposium
Student Paper Contest

Each year, the RFIC Symposium holds a student paper contest to select the top-three student papers.  Additional information on the contest eligibility and judging procedure is provided below.  First, second, and third prizes will be announced at the RFIC Plenary session on May 23, 2010 in Anaheim, California.  Each winner will receive a plaque and a check.

The 2010 Student Paper Finalists are as follows:

  • Jiashu Chen and Ali M. Niknejad, “A Stage-Scaled Distributed Power Amplifier Achieving 110GHz Bandwidth and 17.5dBm Peak Output Power,” University of California, Berkeley.
  • Mohamed El-Nozahi, Ahmed A. Helmy, Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio and Kamran Entesari, “A 2-1100 MHz Wideband Low Noise Amplifier with 1.43 dB Minimum Noise Figure,” Texas A&M University.
  • Danyu Wu, Gaopeng Chen, Jianwu Chen, Xinyu Liu, Lixin Zhao, and Zhi Jin, “A 6GHz Direct Digital Synthesizer MMIC with Nonlinear DAC and Wave Correction ROM,” Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Jian Liu, Lin Lin, Xin Wang, Hui Zhao, He Tang, Qiang Fang, Albert Wang, Hongyi Chen, Haolu Xie, Siqiang Fan and Gary Zhang, “Low-Parasitic Ultra-Low-Triggering ULTdSCR ESD Protection for RF ICs in CMOS,” University of California, Riverside.
  • Alvin Hsing-Ting Yu, Sai-Wang Tam, David Murphy, Tatsuo Itoh, and M.C. Frank Chang, “A mm-Wave Arbitrary 2N Band Oscillator Based on Even-Odd Mode Technique,” University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Edward A. Keehr and Ali Hajimiri, “A Rail-To-Rail Input Receiver Employing Successive Regeneration and Adaptive Cancellation of Intermodulation Products,” California Institute of Technology.
  • Stephan Leuschner, Sandro Pinarello, Uwe Hodel, Jan-Erik Mueller, and Heinrich Klar, “A 31-dBm, High Ruggedness Power Amplifier in 65-nm Standard CMOS with High-Efficiency Stacked-Cascode Stages,” Technical University of Berlin.
  • Jagdish Pandey and Brian Otis, “A 90uW MICS/ISM Band Transmitter with 22% Global Efficiency,” University of Washington.
  • Mauro Marchetti, Rob Heeres, Michele Squillante, Marco Pelk, Marco Spirito, and Leo C. N. de Vreede, “A Mixed-signal Load-Pull System for Base-station Applications,” Delft University of Technology.
  • Yi Zhao, John R. Long, and Marco Spirito, “Compact Transformer Power Combiners for Millimeter-wave Wireless Applications,” Delft University of Technology.

Congratulations to the 10 finalists. I encourage all the finalists and their advisors to share this exciting moment made possible by all of your hard work.  The committee thanks all the student authors for your contributions. We look forward for more students participating in this contest in the future RFIC Symposia.

Student Paper Contest Eligibility:  To be considered for an award, the student must have been a full time student (9 hours/term graduate, 12 hours/term undergraduate) during the time the work was performed. The student must be the lead author of the paper and must present the paper at the Symposium.  A memorandum will be automatically sent to the advisor to certify that the work was done by the student.    

Judging Procedure:  Student papers will be reviewed and admitted to the conference in the same manner as all other conference papers.  After the paper review process is completed, each technical program subcommittee recommends a maximum of two student papers as finalists. A student paper contest committee consisting of one representative from each subcommittee is then formed to review all the finalists and select the top three papers. Papers accepted for the competition will be judged on content. 

Announcement of Awards:  First, second, and third prizes will be announced at the RFIC Plenary Session on May 23, 2010 in Anaheim, California. 

Brian Floyd
Student Paper Chair
2010 RFIC Symposium


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