Founder & Chief Executive Officer CurrentRF
IC Design Engineer
Michael Hopkins is the CEO and founder of CurrentRF, A California based research and development company, founded in 2002. Through activities with CurrentRF, Michael developed the RFDAC methodology and Current Reuse Mixer (the CRF2101) in 2002, and more recently, the Power Optimizer (PowerOp) Energy Harvesting Devices, the Silicon Super Capacitor, CyberSecurity, Power Reduction, and Counterfeit Detection methodologies and technologies (subsystems, chips, IP) the company is currently marketing.
Michael is also an RF/Analog IC Design Engineer with multiple patents, conference and journal articles and presentations, and 23 years of RFIC and Mixed Signal/Analog design experience with companies such as Analog Devices, Northrop Grumman, Intersil, Teledyne Scientific, and Cypress Semiconductor. (Amplifiers, DACs, ADCs, Mixers, Switch Mode Regulators, High Efficiency Charge Pumps, DLLs/PLLs, Energy Harvesting Circuits, etc.). His unique and wide experience across the Communications, Analog/Mixed Signal, RF, Power Management, and Energy Harvesting disciplines in the semiconductor industry has enabled the latest CurrentRF development, the CC-100 IC and IP PowerOptimizer (PowerOp), the Silicon Super Capacitor, CyberSecurity, Power Reduction, and Counterfeit Detection methodologies and technologies, and their derivative products.