Médaille Ampère 2019 received by Jean-Pierre Raskin, UCL

Professor Jean-Pierre Raskin was awarded by the prestigious Médaille Ampère 2019 for the originality of his scientific work in the field of RF-SOI technologies for wireless communication.

The international award was delivered by Mr. François Gérin, president of the SEE – Société de l’électricité, de l’électronique et des technologies de l’information et de la communication, on December 3rd, 2019, in Paris, France. We’ve long covered the work of Professor Raskin and his UCLouvain team – which is largely responsible for why SOI is in every smartphone on the planet. It’s a great story (read it here) and it goes on! In his Ampère acceptance speech, Professor Raskin said, “…significant industrial research and development is being performed toward fully integrated SOI front-end-modules. Notably, the 45nm PD-SOI [RF-SOI] and 28nm and 22nm FD-SOI nodes are being extensively designed with to develop 5G mm-wave low-noise amplifiers (LNA), power amplifiers (PA) and switches, in particular at 28 GHz. […] Overall, SOI is expected to be a big contender as a technological platform to enable mass production of millimeter wave 5G and ultra-low power RF IoT devices and products in the near future.”

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