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Dr. Péter GÄRTNER, Associate Professor h.c.

Address: H-1521 Budapest, Pf. 91
Office: H-1117 Budapest, Magyar tudósok körútja 2., Q.B322
Phone: (+36 1) 463 2726
Fax: (+36 1) 463 2973
E-mail: gaertner AT
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Peter Gärtner was born in Budapest, Hungary. From 1955 to 1960 he studied electronics and telecommunications, and in 1968 he received his doctorate (dr. techn.) in telecommunications at the Budapest Polytechnic University. In 1963 he joined the Department of Electron Devices at the same university as lecturer and, later, as senior lecturer. He did research mainly in the field of measurement technique of semiconductor devices and was head of the students' electronics laboratory. In 1978 he had a one-year assignment as Unesco expert in Industrial Electronics and Telecommunications at the Basrah Institute of Technology in Iraq. In 1980 he started lecturing and doing research on CAD tools and testing of digital integrated circuits. In 1988 he accepted a position as a designer at the Institute of Microelectronics Stuttgart/Germany. From 1990 he was head of the Semicustom and Applications Department there until his retirement in 2001. From the beginning of 2002 he is again with the Department of Electron Devices as part time senior lecturer, doing lectures and laboratory supervision on the subject Microelectronic Design. In May 2009 he was appointed to associate professor h.c. and in the autumn semester of the same year he started lectures on a new subject Basic Analog CMOS Circuit Design.

Research activity

VLSIC design methodologies

Other responsibilities

Educational activities: 1. Lecturing on Theory and application of Active Electron Devices 2. Leading laboratory and classroom exercises 3. From 1980 lecturing on Test Methods of LSI Circuits, later Functional Testing of Digital Systems and IC's 4. From 1980 to 1988 lecturing on the previous subject as invited guest lecturer at Ilmenau Technical College 5. At IMS, from 1989 to 1995 delivering lectures on simulation and test of digital circuits at different seminars and courses for engineers 6. Recently, from 2002 lecturing on Microelectronic Design and organizing and supervising laboratory exercises on related topics. R&D activities: 1. Project manager of different R&D contracts for developing and building quality control equipment for the semiconductor industry. The greatest project was a fully automated capacitance diode (varicap) sorting equipment (3000 diodes per hour). 2. Development of CAD programs for electronic design activities, simulators and a parallel fault simulator. 3. At IMS Stuttgart: Customer consulting and project acquisition. Taking part in 40 ASIC projects, launching the manufacturing of 100 different chips. With the NOVOCHIP project his team was awarded the "Best ASIC Design of the Year 1995" issued by the magazin Elektronik (Munich, Germany).