Kim Ho Yeap

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

Kim Ho Yeap is an associate professor at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia. He received his BEng (Hons) in electrical and electronics engineering from Universiti Teknologi Petronas in 2004, MSc in microelectronics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2005, and Ph.D. from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman in 2011. He conducted research at the University of Oxford, UK in 2008 and Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan in 2015. He is a senior member of the IEEE, a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia, a Chartered Engineer registered with the UK Engineering Council, and an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer. He is an external examiner and external course assessor for Wawasan Open University. He has received 23 research grants and an award for university teaching excellence. He has published more than 100 research articles, including patents, refereed journal papers, conference proceedings, books, and book chapters. From 2017 to 2022, he was the Editor in Chief of the i-manager’s Journal on Digital Signal Processing. He has also been a guest editor for the Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences and the Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences.

Kim Ho Yeap

3books edited

4chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Kim Ho Yeap

With the world marching inexorably towards the fourth industrial revolution (IR 4.0), one is now embracing lives with artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoTs), virtual reality (VR) and 5G technology. Wherever we are, whatever we are doing, there are electronic devices that we rely indispensably on. While some of these technologies, such as those fueled with smart, autonomous systems, are seemingly precocious; others have existed for quite a while. These devices range from simple home appliances, entertainment media to complex aeronautical instruments. Clearly, the daily lives of mankind today are interwoven seamlessly with electronics. Surprising as it may seem, the cornerstone that empowers these electronic devices is nothing more than a mere diminutive semiconductor cube block. More colloquially referred to as the Very-Large-Scale-Integration (VLSI) chip or an integrated circuit (IC) chip or simply a microchip, this semiconductor cube block, approximately the size of a grain of rice, is composed of millions to billions of transistors. The transistors are interconnected in such a way that allows electrical circuitries for certain applications to be realized. Some of these chips serve specific permanent applications and are known as Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICS); while, others are computing processors which could be programmed for diverse applications. The computer processor, together with its supporting hardware and user interfaces, is known as an embedded system.In this book, a variety of topics related to microchips are extensively illustrated. The topics encompass the physics of the microchip device, as well as its design methods and applications.

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