Low-power CMOS sensors and power devices at Cambridge University


Professor Florin Udrea
University of Cambridge

Date : 2 December 2013 at 14h00



LAAS-CNRS - Salle Europe


7 avenue du Colonel Roche


31077 TOULOUSE Cedex 4



This talk will start with a presentation of the sensor activity in the High Voltage Microelectronics and Sensors group at Cambridge University, The seminar will  cover gas sensors, flow sensors and temperature sensors. The technology that joins these classes of sensors is the CMOS Silicon on Insulator. The basics of solid-state devices for sensing as well as specific aspects of CMOS technology will be addressed. The talk will also  cover the new developments in this technology and will also look into the transfer of the technology to the market. The seminar will  also cover a range of Silicon based novel power device concepts developed at Cambridge University as well as the background and the context.

Biographie :




Florin Udrea is a professor in semiconductor engineering and head of the High Voltage Microelectronics and Sensors Laboratory at University of Cambridge. He received the diploma of Engineering from Politehnica University of Bucharest, the MSc in smart sensors from the University of Warwick, UK, in 1992 and the PhD degree in power devices from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, in 1995. Since October 1998, Prof. Florin Udrea has been an academic with the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. He is currently leading a research group in power semiconductor devices and solid-state sensors that has won an international reputation during the last 20 years. Prof. Udrea has published over 300 papers in journals and international conferences. He holds more than 70 patents in power semiconductor devices and sensors. Prof. Florin Udrea co-founded three companies, Cambridge Semiconductor (Camsemi) in power ICs, Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCS) in the field of smart sensors and Cambridge Microelectronics in Power Devices. For his ‘outstanding personal contribution to Engineering’, Prof Florin Udrea was awarded the Silver Medal (2012) from Royal Academy of Engineering.