NCKUEE Faculty Data
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Assistant Professor Philex Fan
Address
ChiMei Building 6F R95603
Email
TEL
+886-6-2757575 ext.62370
Lab Weblink
Lab 604
(R95604/ext.95604)
Background
Educations
2014/10~2019/07
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering Division, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
2008/09~2011/09
M.S., Institute of Electrical Control Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2007/09~2008/06
Exchange Student, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
2004/09~2008/06
B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Undergraduate Honors Program, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Experiences
2021/08~present
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
2020/11~2021/07
Principle Engineer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd., Hsinchu, Taiwan
2018/01~2020/05
Senior Research Engineer, Arm Research, Arm Ltd., Cambridge, UK
2016/06~2016/12
Engineering Intern, Qualcomm Technologies International, Cambridge, UK
2014/07~2014/08
Intern Component Engineer, Cisco Systems Inc., Taipei, Taiwan
2012/11~2014/06
Research Assistant, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Specialities
  • Low-power analog integrated circuits for edge-computing
  • Low-power Power management integrated circuits for IoTs
  • Wireless power transfer receiver
  • One-time programmable, non-volatile memory integrated circuits
  • Ultra Wideband wireline transmitter
Publication
Journal
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  1. Benoit Labbe, Philex Fan, Thanusree Achuthan, Pranay Prabhat, Graham Peter Knight, James Myers, “A Supply Voltage Control Method for Performance Guaranteed Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller”, in IEEE Journal of Soild-State Circuits (JSSC), vol. 56, issue 2, pp. 601-611, February, 2021.
  2. Philex Ming-Yan Fan, Anand Savanth, Benoit Labbe, Pranay Prabhat, and James Myers, “A 0.98nW/kHz 33kHz Fully-Integrated Subthreshold-Region Operation RC Oscillator With Forward-Body Biasing,” in IEEE Solid-State Circuit Letters (SSC-L), vol. 2, issue 9, pp. 175-178, October 2019.
  3. Philex Ming-Yan Fan, and Mohamad Hazwan bin Mohd Daut, “Near-Unity Power Factor, Voltage Step-Up/Down Conversion Mono-periodical Pulse-Width Modulated Integrated Switching Rectifier for Near-Field Wireless Power Transfer,” in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL), vol. 34, issue 11, 2019.
  4. Po-Hung Chen, Tze-Tun Su, and Philex Ming-Yan Fan, “Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Interface Circuit with Capacitive Bootstrapping Technique for Energy-Efficient IoT Devices,” in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 5, issue 5, pp.4058-4065, October 2018.
  5. Po-Hung Chen, and Philex Ming-Yan Fan, “An 83.4% Peak Efficiency Single-Inductor Multiple-Output Based Adaptive Gate Biasing DC-DC Converter for Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting,” in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I), vol. 62, issue 2, pp. 405-412, March 2015.
Conference
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  1. Anand Savanth, Philex Fan, Sahan Gamage, Thanusree Achuthan and Fernando Garcia-Redondo, “-17dBm Differential Charge Pump EPC Gen2 UHF RFID Demodulator for 9 dB Receive Sensitivity Boost,” in IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, Accepted, 2021
  2. Shaun Chou, Gu-Huan Li, Shawn Chen, Jun-Hao Chang, Wan-Hsueh Cheng, Shao-Ding Wu, Philex Fan, Chia-En Huang, Yu-Der Chih, Yih Wang, and Jonathan Chang, “A 16Kb Antifuse One-Time-Programmable Memory in 5nm High-K Metal-Gate FinFET CMOS Featuring Bootstrap High Voltage Scheme, Read Endpoint Detection and Pseudo-Differential Sensing,” in IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, June, 2021.
  3. Pranay Prabhat, Benoit Labbe, Graham Knight, Anand Savanth, Jonas Svedas, Matthew J. Walker, Supreet Jeloka, Philex Ming-Yan Fan, Fernando Garcia-Redondo, Thanusree Achuthan and James Myers, “M0N0: A Performance-Regulated 0.8-38MHz DVFS Arm Cortex-M33 SIMD MCU With 10nW Sleep Power,” in IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) – Digest of Technical Papers, February, 2020.
  4. Philex Fan, Anand Savanth, Benoit Labbe, Pranay Prabhat, and James Myers, “A 0.98nW/kHz 33kHz Fully-Integrated Subthreshold-Region Operation RC Oscillator With Forward-Body Biasing,” in Proceedings of IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), September 2019.
  5. Philex Ming-Yan Fan, Hashem Zare-Hoseini, David G. Hasko, and Arokia Nathan, “High Power Factor Wireless Power Transfer Front-End Circuit For Heterogeneous Systems”, in IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), pp. 444-447, August 2017.
  6. hilex Ming-Yan Fan, Oi-Ying Wong, Ming-Jie Chung, Tze-Yun Su, Xin Zhang, and Po-Hung Chen, “Energy Harvesting Techniques: Energy Sources, Power Management and Conversion”, in European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD), pp. 1-4, August 2015.
  7. Wen-Shen Chou, Po-Hsien Huang, Ming-Yan Fan, Ke-Horng Chen, Kuei-Ann Wen, Zhih Han Tai, Yi Hsuan Cheng, Chi Chung Tsai, Hsin-Yu Luo, Shih-Ming Wang, Long-Der Chen, Cheng-Chen Yang, and Jui-Lung Chen, “Embedded Fully Self-Biased Switched-Capacitor for Energy and Area-Efficient Cholesteric LCD Drivers” in Proceedings of IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), pp. 351-354, September 2013.
  8. Yu-Huei Lee, Po-Hsien Huang, Ming-Yan Fan, Wei-Chung Chen, Ke-Horng Chen, Sheng-Fa Liu, Pao-Hsien Chiu, Sandy Chen, Chun-Yu Shen, Ming-Ta, Hsieh, Huai-An Li, Chang-An Ho, Chih-Jen Chen, and Chao-Chiun Liang, “Energy and Area-Efficient Driving Scheme in Cholesteric LCD by Embedded fully Symmetric Self-Biased Switched-Capacitor” in Proceedings of The Society For Information Display (SID) Dig. Tech. Papers, vol. 43, pp. 587-591, June 2012.
  9. Wei-Chung Chen, Chao-Chang Chiu, Chun-Yu Hsieh, Tzu-Chi Huang, Yu-Huei Lee, Yao-Yi Yang, Chun-Jen Shih, Ming-Yan Fan, and Ke-Horng Chen, “A Single-Inductor Bipolar-Output Converter with 5mV Positive Voltage Ripple for Active Matrix OLED,” in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), September 2011.
  10. Yu-Huei Lee, Ming-Yan Fan, Wei-Chung Chen, Ke-Horng Chen, Sheng-Fa Liu, Pao-Hsien Chiu, Sandy Chen, Chun-Yu Shen, Ming-Ta, Hsieh, and Huai-An Li, “A Near-Zero Cross-Regulation Single-Inductor Bipolar-Output (SIBO) Converter with an Active- Energy-Correlation Control for Driving Cholesteric-LCD,” in Proceedings of IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference(CICC), pp. 1-4, September 2011.
  11. Kuan-Yu Chu, Yu-Huei Lee, Ming-Yan Fan, Ke-Horng Chen, Sheng-Fa Liu, Pao-Hsien Chiu, Sandy Chen, Chun-Yu Shen, Ming-Ta, Hsieh, and Huai-An Li, “A Single-Inductor Bipolar-Output Converter with Power Conservation Mechanism (PCM) for Driving Cholesteric LCD,” in Proceedings of The Society For Information Display (SID) Dig. Tech. Papers, vol. 42, issue 1, pp. 1300-1303, June 2011.
  12. Chun-Jen Shih, Yu-Huei Lee, Yang-Ching Lin, Ming-Yan Fan, Ke-Horng Chen, Sheng-Fa Liu, Pao-Hsien Chiu, Sandy Chen, Chun-Yu Shen, Ming-Ya Hsieh, Huai-An Lo, Yean-Kuo Luo, and Wei-Chou hsu, “An LCD Supplied by Highly Integrated Dual-Side Dual-Output Switched-Capacitor Regulator with Only Two Flying Capacitors,” in Proceedings of The Society For Information Display (SID) Dig. Tech. Papers, vol. 42, issue 1, pp. 1304-1307, June 2011.
  13. Yao-Yi Yang, Chun-Yu Hsieh, Tzu-Chi Huang, Yu-Huei Lee, Shih-Wei Wang, Ming-Yan Fan, Ming-Jhe Du, Shih-Hsien Cheng, and Ke-Horng Chen, “A 80V Output Voltage Boost Converter with Low Voltage Ripple for Avalanche Photodiode (APD),” in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 757-760, May 2011.
  14. Yu-Huei Lee, Ming-Hsin Huang, Yu-Nong Tsai, Ming-Yan Fan, and Ke-Horng Chen, “A single-inductor multiple positive and negative outputs(SIMPNO) converter with a vector current control mode for electronic paper displays(EPDs)” in Proc. IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), pp. 446-449, September 2010.
  15. Ming-Hsin Huang, Yu-Huei Lee, Yu-Nong Tsai, Ming-Yan Fan, and Ke-Horng Chen, “A Single-Inductor Multi-Output Converter with Multi-Vector Current Control in Power-Saving Driving Skill of Electronic Paper Displays (EPDs),” in Proceedings of The Society For Information Display (SID) Dig. Tech. Papers, vol. 41, issue 1, pp. 369-373, May 2010.
Patent
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  1. Philex Ming-Yan Fan, Parameshwarappa Anand Kumar Savanth, Benoit Labbe, Bal S Sandhu, Pranay Prabhat, James Edward Myers, "Integrated Oscillator," US Patent No. 10903822, May 2021.
  2. James Edward Myers, Philex Ming-Yan Fan, "Clock adjusting techniques," US Patent no. 10886919, Jan., 2021
  3. Benoit Labbe, Graham Peter Knight, Philex Ming-Yan Fan, "Performance regulation techniques," US Patent no. 10886847, 2021.
  4. Philex Ming-Yan Fan, Benoit Labbe, Parameshwarappa Anand Kumar Savanth, "Bias Current Generating Techniques," US Patent Application no. 16520112, 2021.
  5. Philex Ming-Yan Fan, Richard Nguyen, Manjunatha Poojary, "Apparatus and method for generating temperature-indicating signal using correlated-oscillators," US Patent no. 10473530, 2019.
  6. Po-Hung Chen, Ming-Yan Fan, "SIMO based DC-DC converters for thermoelectric energy harvesting," US Patent no. 10476388, 2019.
  7. Ke-Horng Chen, Jean-Shin Wu, Yu-Nong Tsai, Ming-Yan Fan, "Inductive conversion device and energy control method," US Patent no. 8305054, 2012.
Others
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Projects
  1. Low-Power Single-Inductor Quad-Output (SIQO) DC-DC Step-Down Power Converter, 2021/09~2023/08, Himax Technologies, Inc.
  2. Yu-Shan Youth Scholar Program, 2021/08˜2026/07, Ministry of Education
  3. Low-Power Serdes Transmitter for USB4, 2021/12˜2023/10, Genesys Logic.
  4. A high-power factor ac-dc switching rectifier capable of voltage regulation, battery charging and feedforward envelope detection for near-field wireless power transfer, 2022/01˜2024/12, Ministry of Science and Technology
Students
Current Academic Year Lab Members
Master
Y-Fu Chen
Ray Chen
Chen-An Chen
Wei-Ting Lin
Chih-Yen Chang
Hui-Chiao Chen
Graduates of all Previous Years
Honors
  1. Yushan Youth Scholar of MOE, 2021.
  2. Yu-Jen Scholar of NCKU, 2021.
  3. Tomorrow's Engineer of UK, 2017.
  4. Taiwan-Cambridge Scholarship of MOE and Cambridge University, 2014-2017.