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Mani Soma

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Integrated Systems Research Group
219 Sieg Hall
Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2500

Phone: (206) 897-1783



Mani Soma quickly escaped the university system with the standard set of degrees but just as quickly discovered that he was not up to any realistic industry challenge. Returning to the make-believe world of academia, he found a small niche area in mixed analog-digital system testing and published several inconsequential papers before the competition got tough. He is well known as a team builder and team player: the list of people he has cooperated with is just as long as and identical to the list of people who will never cooperate with him again. After a short stint as a notoriously incompetent part-time administrator, he now cooks, gardens, and teaches folk dancing. He continues to be a living proof of G. Bernard Shaw's dictum: "My reputation increases with every failure."


IEEE Fellow, "For contributions to mixed analog-digital system design-for-test."
Inventor Recognition Award, Semiconductor Research Corp., 2000, 2003.
Technical Excellence Award, Semiconductor Research Corp., 2004.

Research and Education Projects

Mixed-Signal On-chip Test Techniques, SRC

Scalable Design and Test Methods for RF Systems, NSF

Selected Recent Publications

Recent Conference Papers

Recent Patents

Recent Graduate Students

Ken Blakkan

Allan Ecker


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