Tuesday, June 2

About Nick.

I always get asked. WHAT is my husband doing in China?? AND I always tell.. Ah, same old same old- microchips... LIKE I KNOW A LOT about it......
Anyway. I copy and paste something about him from his company website.:) Read if you dare :)
Well, I haven't told him this often or almost never, but I am very proud of what he has accomplished or what he is trying to accomplish :)

Dr. Nick Tan, CTO

Nianxiong Nick Tan received his B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees in electronic engineering from the Department of Electronic Engineering of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1988 and 1991, respectively, and the Licentiate degree of Engineering and Ph. D. in applied electronics from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Linkoping University, Sweden in 1993 and 1994, respectively.

After receiving his Ph. D. in 1994, he started analog and mixed-signal activities at Ericsson’s Microelectronics Research Center in Stockholm, Sweden. In his capacity as a project manager, he managed, coordinated, and participated in several analog R&D projects for wideband radio, RF CMOS, VDSL, and optical transmission. In 1997, he became adjunct professor at Linkoping University, Sweden. He was accredited as the youngest professor in the history of Linkoping University by a Swedish newspaper.

In 1998, he was recruited as analog design manager by Globespan, Inc. (now merged with Conexant), Red Bank, NJ, then a pre-IPO startup (a spin off from Lucent/Bell Laboratory) working on DSL. He was shortly promoted to director of the analog operation. He was relocated to Irvine, CA in year 2000 after GlobeSpan went public and started a satellite analog design site in Southern California. In his role, he had been instrumental in setting up the analog group and strategizing product roadmaps. Besides his managerial role as the head of the department, he is the lead designer of first and second generation quad ADSL CO chip and first and second generation quad VDSL CO chip. These chips had been sold in tens of millions worldwide and had established GlobeSpan as one of the leading providers of xDSL chipsets.

In 2002, he became the youngest guest professor at the Dept. of Electronic Engineering of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

In 2003, he founded AnaLutions, Inc, an analog IC consulting firm in Southern California. He has since provided analog design consulting services. His major projects were circuit design for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), circuit design for 10-Gbit optical links, and data converters.

In 2005, he became a full professor in Zhejian University, Hangzhou, China.

Dr. Tan is one of the early proponents of a systems approach for RF and mixed-signal IC design. He has the excellent combination of research and production experience. He has the outstanding track record of starting activities from zero and leading it all the way to market success. He holds 21 granted US patents. He has published over 60 journal and conference papers. He has also authored and co-authored two books and one book chapter on analog IC design. He was session chair for the 1995 and 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems. He was co-editor for IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine. He is the recipient of IEEE Circuits and Device Magazine Appreciation Award, year 2002. Dr. Tan is senior member of IEEE.


Patty said...

WOW, you sound like you have one very smart hubby. Thanks for sharing a little about him.

Hope your leg is healing nicely. And hope Regina is doing well as I also hope Gabriel is well.

My sister-in-law just found out this past Sat. that her cancer has now gone into her spine and she has another tumor in the brain. Hers started as a tumor along her lung and they told her that type goes to the brain quite often. So she had a couple of really strong radiation treatments on her head. Even though they told her Sat. to go home and get things in order, make out a will and also a living will, a doctor in Cincinnati still wants her to come down there so they can put a tube into her head and put the chemo right directly into her brain. I can't understand why, if it's so advanced in her spine that they told her to get things in order. Cancer is certainly a dirty little word isn't it.

hunny said...

Diana.. great husband you have. I pray for your family. Pray for your marriage - hopefully you and Nick will be husband and wife till end of your life...because I am so sure it will means a lot to your 2 beautiful princess Regina and prince Gabriel.

Anonymous said...

My goodness.... I don't even know what half of it means but that is one smart man!!!
And even if he isn't your hubby forever - sounds like you picked a good daddy!
In regards to the comment above... it means a lot to your kids that you are happy too. I am sure they would love for mommy and daddy to be together forever... BUT if you are not happy, that isn't good for anyone. Including the kids.
You know what you are doing... and you are doing a GREAT job!

Katrina said...

Ohhhhhhh - THAT kind of "chips" I thought he was over there buying Tostitos!

Just kidding! But we need a giggle now and then, yes?

Love to you.

I sure enjoy having Regina back in our math group. She really did well the other day - fit right in even though it's been a long time. And she seemed to be having a great time.

Katrina (Mrs. Soto)

Anonymous said...

so what you're saying is your hubby is REALLY smart? :)

Sleeping Beauty said...

WE BOTH ARE smart ;) He his own way, me my way :)

Mrs. SOto. :) HAHA.. I wish HE WAS CTO or whatever O ... of Tostitios. WE'd be gazzilionares by now. hehe

SHE DID love school. Sadly, last night she started coughing and is now sick :( BOHOOOO Nothing serious. Just cough and runny nose.. Like every other kid seems to be having these days.:( I LOVED HER BEING IN SCHOOL.. heck. few hours alnoe time...

Katrina said...

She'll be back soon. Hey, try to get her to school, even if just at lunch time, on Friday this week (June 12) We're having the RSP ice cream party. The kids get to make their own ice cream sundaes!!! I've been doing this for years and it's such a popular event that the "old-timers" ask me the very first day every year, "Hey, Mrs. Soto, are we gonna have the ice cream party again this year?" Of course we are, cause Mrs. Soto LOVES ice cream (and she looks like she hasn't missed too many scoops!!) Hope she can make it!! It happens during lunch recess (Regina's lunch is at 11:20, so if she comes around 11:30, she'll be there with the other 3rd graders!)
Love you,