Dr. Albasha received his BEng and PhD degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Leeds, UK, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He also obtained an MSc (with distinction) in 1991. After spending two years as a research fellow at Leeds, he joined Sony Corporation in 1997. He joined Filtronic PLC in 2000. In mid-2001, he returned to Sony Corporation as their lead designer and worked on highly integrated state-of-the-art silicon integrated circuits for GSM and 3G systems. Dr. Albasha took technical leadership for digital TV RFIC front-end for terrestrial (DVB-T) and mobile (DVB-H) receiver chips and was involved with the international standard for Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) and product development for Mobile TV ICs.
Dr. Albasha received four outstanding recognition awards from Sony UK and Sony Japan for his contributions to Sony’s first quad-band GSM/EDGE direct-conversion transceiver, Sony’s successful handset frontend products and more recently for his technical leadership of Sony’s first Mobile TV (DVB-H) chipset.He has authored and co-authored over 50 refereed papers in various journals and conferences. Dr. Albasha is a senior member of the IEEE.