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Academic Staff : Koichiro Mashiko

Prof Koichiro Mashiko
PhD (Osaka University, Japan)
Electronic Systems Engineering Department

Email: k.mashiko@utm.my
Tel:03 2203 1307
Research Interests
  • Embedded System Design with emphasis on Mixed-Signal Design
  • Design Methodology of LSI Chips and Systems
  • Device Physics with emphasis on Memories
Previous Position
  • April/1/2009 – Marcg/31/2015: General Manager and Director of Kobe Design Center, A-R-Tec Corp., Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
  • April/1/2008 – March/31/2009: Senior Manager, Planning of R&D, Renesas Technology, Inc. Itami Japan
  • September/5/2002 – March/31/2008: Senior Researcher,  STARC    (Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center), Yokohama, Japan
  • July/16/1993 – September/1/2002: Manager, Novel Circuit Architecture Group,  Mitsubishi Electric Corp. Itami, Japan.
  • August/25/1990 – July/15/1993: Research Staff, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, U.S.A
  • April/1/1977 – August/15/1990: Researcher, Mitsubishi Electric LSI Development Center, Itami, Japan
  • Fifth Generation Computer Project (1988-1990)    (ICOT: Institute for new generation computer technology)      Sub Theme: “PSI(Personal Sequential Inference Machine)
  • b)  Dream-Chip Project (2010-2011)   (ASET: Association of Super-Advanced Electronics Technology)    Sub Theme: “Ultra-wide Bus SiP 3D Integration Technology
Activities Chairman/Committee Member

  • 1994-1998:    Program Committee @ IEEE VLSI Circuit Symposium
  • 1999-2002:    Technical Committee @ IEEE CICC
  • 2001-2002:    Voting Member @IEEE 802.3ae Committee(10Giga Ethernet)
  • 2003-2005:    Topic Chairman and Program Committee @ IEEE ASP-DAC
  • 2002-2009:    Program Committee @ IEEE VLSI-DAT(Taiwan)
  • 2006-2009:    Program Committee @ IEEE A-SSCC
  • 1988:    IR100 Award(256Kb Dual Port RAM)
  • 1997:    R&D100 Award(1.9GHz IF Cordless Transceiver)
  • 2000:    R&D100Award(2.5Gbps 0.18um SOI-CMOS Mux/Demux)
Selected Publications a) Keynote/Invited

  1. Invited Talk:  How to Design Low-Power Digital Cellular Phones
    K. Mashiko @International Symp. on Low Power Electronics and Devices pp.177-180, Aug-96.
  2. Invited Talk: “Challenge and opportunity in analog and RF electronics,”
    K. Mashiko @ASICON 2005. 6th Int. Conf. on ASICs, Volume 1,
    pp.1205-1209, Oct-05.
  3. Panelist @ ISSCC1987 Evening Discussion “DRAM Cell Structures and Technologies”, Feb-87.
  4. Panelist @ ISSCC1998 Evening Discussion  “Deep Sub 1V, SOI or Bulk CMOS?”, Feb-98.
  5. Organizer of Panel Discussion @ IEEE AP-ASIC   “Academia/industry collaboration in SOC design education: Wishes and reality.”, June-04.

b) Journal
International Referred Journal

  1. K. Mashiko, T. Kobayashi, H. Miyamoto, K. Arimoto, Y. Morooka,
    M. Hatanaka, M. Yamada and T. Nakano, “A 70ns 256K DRAM with Bit-Line
    Shield,”  IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol.SC-19, No.5, pp.591-596,
  2. K. Mashiko, M. Ngamoto, K. Arimoto, Y. Matsuda, K. Furutani, T. Matsukawa,
    T. Yoshihara and T. Nakano, “A 4-Mbit DRAM with Folded-Bitline Adaptive Sidewall-Isolated Capacitor (FASIC) Cell,”  IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol.SC-22, No.5, pp.643-650, Oct-87.
  3. T. Nakura, K. Ueda, K. Kubo, Y. Matsuda, K. Mashiko and T. Yoshihara,
    “A 3.6-Gb/s 340-mW 16:1 Pipe-Lined Multiplexer using 0.18 μm SOI-CMOS Technology,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol.35, NO.5, pp.751-756, May-00.
  4. S. Maeda, Y. Wada, K. Yamamoto, H. Komurasaki, T. Matsumoto, Y. Hirano,
    T. Iwamatsu, Y. Yamaguchi, T. Ipposhi, K. Ueda, K. Mashiko, S. Maegawa and M. Inuishi, “Feasibility of 0.18 μm SOI CMOS Technology Using Hybrid Trenh Isolation with High Resistivity Substrate for Embedded RF/Analog Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol.48, No.9, pp.2065-2073, Sep-01.
    (and about 20 papers more)

Other Journal

  1. K. Mashiko, K. Ueda, T. Yoshimura, T. Hirota, Y. Wada, J. Takasoh and K. Kubo, “Ultra Low Power Operation of Partially-Depleted SOI/CMOS Integrated Circuits, “IEICE Trans. Electron, Vol.E-83-C, No.11, pp.1697-1704, Nov-00.
  2. Y. Yamaguchi, T. Ipposhi, K. Ueda, K. Mashiko, S. Maegawa, M. Inuishi and T. Nishimura, “Partially Depleted SOI Technology with Body-Tied Hybrid Trench Isolation for High-Speed System-On-a-Chip Application,”  IEICE Trans. Electron, Vol.E84-C, N0.12, pp.1735-1745, Dec-01.
  3. H. SAN, A. HAYAKAWA, Y. JINGU, H. WADA, H. HAGIWARA, K. KOBAYASHI, H. KOBAYASHI, T. MATSUURA, K. YAHAGI, J. KUDOH, H. NAKANE, M. HOTTA, T. TSUKADA, K. MASHIKO, and A. WADA, “Complex Bandpass ΔΣAD Modulator Architecture without I, Q-Path Crossing Layout IEICE Trans Fundamentals, Vol.E89-A, No.4, pp.908-915, Apr-06.

(and about 20 papers more)

c) Book/Book Chapter

  1. 1  “Neuro-computer Engineering” Chapter 5, Kogyo Chousakai, 1992.
    2  “System LSI: Application and Technology”, Chapter 8、Science Forum, 2000.
    3 ”Digital Systems Engineering (translation)”, Chapter 1,2,4, Maruzen, 2003.
    Original: “Digital Systems Engineering;” by William J. Dally & John W. Poulton)

d) Proceedings of International Conference

  1. K. Mashiko, T. Kobayashi, W. Wakamiya, M. Hatanaka and M. Yamada, “A 70ns 256K DRAM with Bitline Shielding Structure,” ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers, pp.98-99, Feb-84.
  2. K. Mashiko, Y. Morooka, K. Yasuda, T. Kobayashi, M. Yamada and T. Nakano, “A CMOS Dual Port Memory with Serial Read/Write Function for Graphic Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol.CE-32, No.3, pp.636-643, Aug-86.
  3. K. Arimoto, T. Yamagata, H. Miyamoto, K. Mashiko, M. Yamada, S. Sato and H. Shibata, “AN EFFECT OF FILLER-INDUCED-STRESS TO DRAM SENSE AMPLIFIER,” VLSI Symposium Dig. Technical Papers, pp.92-93, Jun-85.
  4. K. Mashiko, M. Nagatomo, K. Arimoto, Y. Matsuda, K. Furutani, T. Matsukawa, T. Yoshihara and T. Nakano, “A 90ns 4Mb DRAM in a 300mil DIP,” ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers, pp.12-13, Feb-87.
    (and more than 22 papers more)


HALEA Skin Care- A Research Based Product By MJIIT Researcher

HALEA Skin Care- A Research Based Product By MJIIT Researcher

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 Februari 2019 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) would like to announce the launch of HALEA skin care – a natural product based on research conducted in Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT). The product is produced by A.M. Zaideen Ventures Sdn Bhd which is a spin-off company of UTM.

HALEA Natural Skin Care’ is a product based on research on ‘Lempoyang’ which is also known as ‘wild ginger’. The scientific name of the ginger is Zingiber Zerumbet which can be found in tropical forest. .

It is rich with anti-oxidant that nourishes your skin especially for anti-aging. The active ingredients in the wild ginger are effectively extracted by research and water based extraction process conducted in Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

The founder of ‘HALEA Natural Skin Care’, is Dr. Mariam Firdhaus binti Mad Nordin which is also a senior lecturer in MJIIT. In the process of extracting the natural resources, she has designed a few equipment after obtaining research grants from the government.

Her experience in designing laboratory equipment and production tools as well as her research experience in extracting agricultural products during her attachment in McGill University, Canada, has also contributed to the success in the production of  ‘HALEA Natural Skin Care’

In addition to that the ‘Halal’ concept has also been promoted in the production, and economic benefits are also been shared with the society through community based distribution network that encourage entrepreneurial spirit and job creation among the students, lecturers and the general public.

MJIIT Alumni Made History as the Youngest Director in the Leave a Nest Company

MJIIT Alumni Made History as the Youngest Director in the Leave a Nest Company

Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has made a historical announcement of the appointment of Mr. Abdul Hakim Sahidi as a new Director of the company. He made history as the youngest Director in the Leave a Nest company at the age of 26 years old.

Abdul Hakim holds a Bachelor of Electronic System Engineering from MJIIT, UTM and has 2 years’ experience of heading the Strategy Development Division at Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and later was appointed to be the Director position.

Throughout  his two years experiences,  he has made significant contributions in getting local partners in Malaysia and one of it  the is the joint venture lab between Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Malaysia-Japan International Institute Technology (MJIIT) on early this year. It is the first collaboration of Biotechnology Laboratory and Incubator platform to foster partnership and cooperation in supporting the needs of Malaysian researchers and biotechnology start-ups.

Assoc. Prof. Dr Norhayati Abdullah appointed as MyCEB’s Kesatria Malaysia – Conference Ambassador

Assoc. Prof. Dr Norhayati Abdullah appointed as MyCEB’s Kesatria Malaysia – Conference Ambassador

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Dec – Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhayati from Malaysia Japan Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM for being appointed as Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MYCEB)’s Kesatria Malaysia.

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin bin Ketapi confers the appointment, today.

Dr Norhayati in her role as Kesatria Malaysia, has to promote the benefits of hosting and/or inaugurating international conventions to the industry peers and colleagues.

Kesatria Malaysia, also known as Conference Ambassador in other countries, is selected among thought leaders in their field of expertise and recognised for their professional achievements in bidding for and hosting international conferences.

Malaysia has been the location for a long list of prestigious international conferences that provide excellent case studies on how to be a successful host, thus it is the local host of these international conferences that MyCEB seeks to engage and facilitate in transmitting their experiences.

Previously, the Director of the Centre of Engineering Education UTM, Prof. Dr. Khairiyah binti Mohd Yusof and Senior Director of the Institute of Future Energy UTM, Prof. Dr. Arshad bin Ahmad were also selected as Kesatria Malaysia.

With the appointment, it is hoped that Dr Norhayati can bring UTM and Malaysia names to become more prestigious in the eyes of the world.



Three UTM students participate in the 8th International Conference on Gross National Happiness

Three UTM students participate in the 8th International Conference on Gross National Happiness

SHAH ALAM, 16 November 2018 – Three students were being selected to represent Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) as the participants of the 8th International Conference on Gross National Happiness (GNS).
UTM team led by Dr. Akbariah Mohd Mahdzir were represented by Anis Fahizha Fahim from Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) with Mac Foster Sulai Anak Langkau and Lee Ern Tung(Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics).

Dr. Akbariah said that the idea of forming a network of Young Happiness Ambassadors was to share the young peoples’ perspectives, experiences, actions and solutions in the GNH discourse.
“Besides contributing to the GNH discourse, the young happiness ambassadors would advocate or promote GNH in schools, universities, colleges and youth organisations in order to mobilise a youth movement that champions the four pillars of GNH.

“The formation of the YHA’s network and the establishment of YHA Charter are some of the outstanding outcomes of the GNH conference,” said Dr. Akbariah.
The three UTM participants have joined the nineteen Young Happiness Ambassadors from Malaysia together with another 150 delegates from 12 countries at the international conference held from 14th to 16th November hosted by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Shah Alam.
This conference was held based on the collaboration between the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia and the Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH (CBS & GNH).
The Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH Research (formerly The Centre for Bhutan Studies) is a research institute located in Thimphu, Bhutan established in 1999 with the purpose of promoting research and scholarship in Bhutan.

This conference aim was to provide a creative platform for inspirational exchanges, interaction and scientific debate on research related to Gross National Happiness in areas not limited to Public policy development, Economic system, Education, Spirituality, Life Styles & Health, Cultural Communication, Tradition & Heritage, Ecosystem Resilience Measurement and Index.
The three days conference was officially opened by Pro-Chancellor of UiTM, YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Panglima Dr Abdul Rahman Arshad. Also attending the ceremony was President of the Centre for Bhutan Studies & Gross National Happiness, Mr. Dasho Karma Ura.