13 November 2015

Dr. Cheong Jia Hao, a researcher with IME’s Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS) – Biomedical IC Group, has been named one of ten honorees of the regional MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 (TR35) Asia competition for his outstanding research on ultra-low power and highly efficient integrated circuits solutions for implantable biomedical devices. An example of his work is an ultra-low power analog-to-digital (ADC) converter which consumes just 400nW, showing marked improvement in power efficiency (>60%) compared to state-of-the-art ADC and literature reported. The novel converter is integral to achieving total power savings in a 100-channel neural recording integrated circuit by more than 20%. 

The competition is organized by the MIT Technology Review for countries residing in the Southeast Asia and Australasia region to recognize young innovators for impactful research in the fields of biotechnology, materials, computer hardware, energy, transportation, communications and the Web. The award will be presented at Emtech Asia, taking place in Singapore on 26-27 January 2016.