Solid State Circuits Society - Lehigh Valley Section - Speakers

Dale Nelson
Dr. Nelson is owner of DHN Integrated Circuit Design and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Ph.D. in Electical Engineering from Purdue University, and was employed by Bell Labs, Lucent, Agere, and Innovative Wireless Technologies. At Agere, his group was responsible for PLLs, Crystal Oscillators, and other mixed signal IP.

Crystal Oscillator Design

Paul Davis
Paul C. Davis received the B.S. Degree from West Virginia University, the M.S. degree from MIT, and the Ph.D. degree from Lehigh University. He worked for Bell Telephone Labs and its successor Lucent Technologies from 1962 to 2001. Paul was recognized as Bell Labs' expert on architectures and circuit topologies of bipolar ICs, particularly of complex systems such as transceivers. His bipolar GSM cell phone architectures from the late 1980's were the industry standard from 1995 until 2000. He provided both marketing and technical contributions in negotiating specifications with prospective customers, defining chip architectures, and specifying subcircuit performance requirements. He has also made major contributions to clock recovery circuits for fiber optics data transmission, line feed telephone circuits, single-chip telephone IC design, and T1C repeater circuits. Paul has given nine graduate seminars at major universities in the US and abroad. He has 20 publications and 18 US patents. He is truly a major participant in ISSCC, where he has: given 7 ISSCC papers, one of which received the 1981 "Best Paper Award", served on ISSCC's Technical Program Committee for 11 years, and attended every ISSCC since 1962 – 56 consecutive years and counting! Paul was named a Bell Labs Distinguished Member of Technical Staff In 1982, and an IEEE Fellow in 2011.

Luke Turgeon
Luke Turgeon founded "Scientific and Engineering Tools Inc." in 1988. Its UNIX-based software product "Engineering and Scientific Processor" (ESPro) works well and is still in use. He founded a service company "Turgeon Engineering, Inc." around 1991, which is primarily involved in the design and testing of integrated circuits. Since 2007 he has been working on a product for improvement of automobile fuel efficiency and emission reduction.

A 200 Amp Current Source with 12 V Input for Automotive Applications