Russel Jacob (Jake) Baker (Sí83-Mí88-SMí97-F'13) was born in
From 1981 to 1987 he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves (Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division). From 1985 to 1993 he worked for E. G. & G. Energy Measurements and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory designing nuclear diagnostic instrumentation for underground nuclear weapons tests at the
Since 1993 he has consulted for various companies and laboratories including: Aerius Photonics, Aerohive Networks, Allied Telesis, Amkor, Agere, AmTRAN, Areteí Associates, ASUS, Atmel, Ciena, Cirque, Contour Semiconductor, Creative Industries, CSR, Dell, Delphi Automotive, Elm Technology, Elpida, Envision Peripherals, FLIR, Fujitsu, Funai Electric, GSI Technology, Infineon, InvenSense, ITRAN Communications, Kingston Technology, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lockheed-Martin, LSI, Marvell, Micron, MediaTek, Nascentric, Nikon, OmniVision, Oracle, Polycom, Qualcomm, Rendition, Ruckus Wireless, Samsung, SanDisk, Sanyo, SK Hynix, ShoreTel, Spansion, Sun, Target, Tellabs, TiVo, Top Victory Electronics, Tower Semiconductor, TPV, Vizio, Xilinx, and Zoran.
Professor Baker holds over 200 granted or pending patents in integrated circuit design. Among his inventions is the K-Delta-1-Sigma modulator topology used in the Baker analog-to-digital converter. He is a member of the engineering honor society Eta Kappa Nu, a licensed Professional Engineer, a popular lecturer that has delivered over 50 invited talks around the world, an IEEE Fellow, and the author of the books CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, CMOS Mixed-Signal Circuit Design, and a coauthor of DRAM Circuit Design: Fundamental and High-Speed Topics. He received the 2000 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society, the 2007 Frederick Emmons Terman Award, and the 2011 IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Education Award.
He also currently serves, or has served, on the IEEE Press Editorial Board (1999-2004), as editor for the Wiley-IEEE Press Book Series on Microelectronic Systems (2010-present), on the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Administrative Committee (2011-2016), as the Technology Editor (2012-2014) and Editor-in-Chief (2015 - present) for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine, as a Distinguished Lecturer for the SSCS (2013-2014) and as the Technical Program Chair for the IEEE 58th 2015 International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2015.