MICL Seminar

TECH TRENDS ?? Observations on the Latest Buzzwords and the Changing Face of Innovation in Mixed Signal Processing

Dave Robertson

Vice President of Analog Technology
Analog Devices, Inc.
Monday, June 23, 2014
1:00pm - 2:00pm
1303 EECS

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About the Event

As Wall Street gets hold of terms like “Internet of Things” or “The Cloud”, the hype tends to distort some of the more interesting and pragmatic technical issues behind the trends. This talk will take a look at some of the “killer applications” from a technologists’ perspective, with some reflections on where we need to be looking for some of the next breakthroughs. We’ll also explore how the “maturity” of the semiconductor industry is impacting how (and where) innovation happens. Bonus feature: as time allows, we can also discuss strategies for passing technical interviews.


Dave Robertson joined ADI right out of Dartmouth College in 1985. During his 28 years at Analog, he has worked as a product engineer, design engineer and product line manager. Dave is presently the Vice President of Analog Technology, responsible for coordinating the technology activities across ADIs business units, as well as the Product Line Director for ADI’s High Speed Converter product group.. Dave has worked on a variety of high speed ADCs and DACs-on CB, BiCMOS, and CMOS processes. He has also been heavily involved in some of the “application specific” businesses, including PRML Disk Drive, ADSL, Digital Camera, and Mobile TV (all with a converter emphasis). He holds 15 patents, and has published numerous papers, seminars and tutorial on mixed signal circuits. He served on the ISSCC technical program committee from 2000 through 2008, chairing the Analog and Data Converter subcommittees from 2002 to 2008.

Additional Information

Contact: Fran Doman

Phone: 734-615-3499


Sponsor(s): MICL

Open to: Public