Hiroshi Kondoh received his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, NY, USA. He worked for Microwave Technology Division, Hewlett-Packard (currently Keysight), CA, as Project Manager for developing 0.25 µm-gate HEMT-based MMIC process, circuits and modules primarily for HP’s internal usage in up to 100 GHz test/measurement products. He was then with the Central Research Lab., Hitachi, Japan, as Senior Researcher, and later as Senior Chief Researcher, where his focus was on 77GHz automotive radars, as well as mm-wave sensors, and mm-wave commercial multi-Gbps wireless communications. He also served in committees for the MIC (Ministry of Internal affairs and Communications of Japan) for the official allocation of a 79GHz frequency band for automotive radars and for the associated industrial standardization in Japan.
From 2009 to 2014, he worked for Centellax, CA, first as Japan Representative and later as COO responsible for the R&D, Marketing, and Production of products related to 40G/100G/400 Gbps optical communications and microwave/mm-wave applications.
He is currently an independent consultant.
His expertise and fields of interest include technologies related to both compound and Si-based MMIC processes and circuit designs, semiconductor devices, interconnects, packaging and modules for microwave and mm-wave subsystem use, and their applications to automotive radars, sensors, high-speed wireless and optical communications.