Midya, Pallab

2002 Young Alumni Achievement Award

In recognition of leadership and innovation in power electronics for high-performance applications.

Pallab Midya

Pallab Midya

PhD 95

Motorola Corporate Laboratories

Schaumburg, Illinois

Since 1995 Pallab Midya has been with Motorola Labs in Schaumburg. He introduced supply modulation as a method to increase RF transmitter efficiency. He was the chief architect of an IC that doubled the transmitter efficiency of Motorola’s satellite phone. He initiated a research program for direct digital RF generation and amplification to create modulated RF signial using a switching amplifier. He has been the technical lead in Motorola’s digital switching audio amplifier program. He has 13 issued and 11 pending U.S. patents. He has authored 24 conference and journal papers.

Midya is a member of Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Audio Engineering Society and is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is the 2002 recipient of the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society. In India he received the National Talent Scholarship and Award from NCERT and the National Science Talent Award from Jagdish Bose Research Institute.