dr.ir. A.J. Annema (Anne-Johan)

Associate Professor

About Me

Anne-Johan Annema

Anne-Johan Annema received the MSc. and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. His doctoral work was on the subject of mathematical analyses and electronic implementations of analog neural networks. It was published as a book: Feed-Forward Neural Networks (Boston, MA: Kluwer, 1995).

In 1995, he joined the Semiconductor Device Architecture Department of Philips Research in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he worked on a number of physics-electronics-related projects. In 1997, he joined the Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems Department at Philips NatLab, where he worked on a number of electronics-physics-related projects ranging from low-power low-voltage circuits, fundamental limits on analog circuits in conjunction with process technologies, high-voltage in baseline CMOS to feasibility research of future CMOS processes for analog circuits.

His current research interest is in physics, analog and mixed-signal electronics, and deep-submicrometer technologies and their joint feasibility aspects. This spans research from switched mode RF power amplifiers, accurate and low-power reference circuits, (ultra) low power circuits, optical functionality on CMOS and other circuits and systems combining physics, mathematics and electronics. Since June 1 2000 he is with the IC-Design group in the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. He is also part-time consultant in industry and in 2001 he co-founded ChipDesignWorks. Anne-Johan holds 14 patents in circuit design and is the recipient of the 2003 and 2006 Opel (educational award EE) and of the 2012 educational award AT. From 2017 to 2020 he was also program director Electrical Engineering; since 2018 he is chair of the faculty and UT scholarship committees. 

List of publications (Google Scholar)


A few UToday links:

Beeldspraak 2023: https://www.utoday.nl/les-in-verbeelding/72481/ontdek-hoe-het-is-om-een-elektron-te-zijn

Electrical Engineering Special 2019: https://issuu.com/utnieuws/docs/ee_special

PD EE 2017: https://www.utoday.nl/spotlight/64624/elektrotechniek-zit-in-alles-wat-je-ziet

EEMCS Excellent teachers special 2017: https://issuu.com/utnieuws/docs/ewi_teaching_special

Scintilla's computer destruction 2007: https://www.utoday.nl/news/35044/computers_in_de_pan_gehakt_

Opel 2003: https://www.utoday.nl/news/48033/de_kunst_om_een_vak_leuk_te_maken


Some other links:

For our opto coupler in CMOS project:


https://www.laserfocusworld.com/home/article/14072039/laser-focus-worlds-top-20-photonics-technology-picks-for-2019 ).


Engineering & Materials Science
Acoustic Impedance
Avalanche Diodes
Electric Potential
Light Emitting Diodes
Networks (Circuits)
Power Amplifiers
Physics & Astronomy


Hoen, T. J., Jin, Y. , Annema, A. J., Wils, N., Verlinden, J. , & Nauta, B. (2023). Low TCL, High-Q Inductors in Standard CMOS. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Technology Letters, 1-4. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1109/LMWT.2023.3338538
Huiskamp, M. (2022). Integrated measurement techniques for RF-power amplifiers. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036553308
Annema, A. J. , & Hueting, R. (2021). Optocoupling in CMOS: Workshop Session "Devices and Circuits for Electro-Optics". IEEE 47th European Solid-State Circuits Conference 2021, fully virtual, Milan, Italy.

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré (building no. 15), room C2629
Hallenweg 21
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Carré  C2629
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