Ichiro Aoki was born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1965. He received the B.S.E.E. degree from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brazil, in 1987, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He is currently the president of Indie Inc., a fabless semiconductor startup, which he co-founded in 2007. Together with Dr. Scott Kee and Prof. Ali Hajimiri, he co-founded Axiom Microdevices, Inc., a fabless semiconductor startup with over 200 million fully integrated CMOS power amplifiers shipped to GSM/GPRS cell phone market to date, and from 2002 to 2007 worked in its engineering and management positions including acting CEO. He cofounded and managed as co-CEO PST Eletrônica S/A, Brazil, a car electronic components manufacturing company from 1988 to 1998. At the time of his departure, PST had 300 employees and has since grown to over 1200 employees and over US$200 million revenue. His current research interests include high-frequency silicon RF analog integrated circuits for wireless communications and low-power mixed-signal circuits. Mr. Aoki received the Schlumberger Fellowship from 1998 to 1999 and the Walker von Brimer Foundation Award in 2000 at Caltech.