FBE-ASIC microelectronics experts

Wolfgang Fallot-Burghardt,
Dr. rer. nat., graduated in 1993 from University Heidelberg with a thesis on radiation damage in CMOS electronics caused by ionizing gamma particles. In his following dissertation at Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, he developed analog and digital parts of a CMOS mixed signal readout chip for microstrip detectors, employed at the High-Energy Physics research center DESY, Hamburg. Major challenges successfully tackled were low-noise amplifier performance and EMC.

From 1998-2001, he worked as Mixed-Signal Development Engineer at Philips Semiconductors AG, Zürich, BL Display Drivers. In 2000 he was appointed head of the Innovation Work Group, dealing with innovation projects and technical estimations to support marketing decisions.

In 2001, Fallot-Burghardt co-founded FBZS Interface Technology, a start-up company in the field of man-machine-interface, in collaboration with the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich. Since February 2002, Fallot-Burghardt offers technical consulting in the field of microelectronics, also acting as a lecturer at the Universities of Applied Sciences (FH) Mannheim and Darmstadt. In 2004, he co-founded FBE ASIC Design & Consulting, offering ASIC design services and technical consulting.

Frank Eckardt, Dipl.-Ing. Elektrotechnik, graduated in 1998 from Technical University (TU) Berlin in microelectronics. In his study he specialized in computer architecture, designing a neural connection processor ASIC for a neuro-computer developed at TU Berlin.

After working for one year on a MPEG-II-decoder and a video format converter at Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, Berlin, he joined Rohde&Schwarz, a Munich-based instrumentation manufacturer where he was responsible for the processor interfaces and the memory controller (SDRAM) of a digital signal processing chip set consisting of an ASIC, FPGA and various DSPs.
At Multilink Technology Corp., which he joined in 2000, he was one of the main contributors to the development of a next-generation 10 Gbit SDH/SONET framer chip, particularly responsible for the VirtualConcatenation core, one of the ASIC's major blocks.

Since 2002, Eckardt works as an independent consultant in digital microelectronics for customers like Sony Ericsson (as system architect and project manager of a mobile 3D-coprocessor) or Infineon.
In 2004, he co-founded FBE ASIC Design & Consulting, converted to FBE-ASIC GmbH in 2006.