Hans Rijns, Chief Technology Officer, NXP Semiconductors, The Netherlands

Short biography: Dr. Hans Rijns is Senior Vice President, CTO and head of Research at NXP Semiconductors. He is responsible for all applications, systems, circuits and process technology research programs at NXP.

The Research technology programs are focused on Transceivers, Sensors & Actuators, Energy & Power management and Variability Tolerant Design. Complementary to the technology programs, NXP Research is exploring new systems and applications in the field of Energy Efficiency, Connected Mobile devices, Security and Health – the macro growth drivers in semiconductor electronics.

He started his professional career in 1991 at Philips Research as scientist in the area of discrete-time mixed-signal circuits. In 1996 he moved to Philips Semiconductors and held various technical and business management positions mainly in the field of baseband and multimedia products for the wireless market. Since 2006, he continued his career to executive management positions in NXP R&D.

Hans holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He has over 30 scientific publications and holds 6 patents.

Hans is member of Scientific Advisory Board of VIRTUS IC Design Centre of Excellence, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is member of the Advisory Board of the Electrical Engineering department and the Supervisory board of the Embedded Systems Institute of the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands.