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Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Wolfgang PRIBYL, MBA

Managing Director of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
W.Pribyl
 
 
Academic history
  • 1977: Graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Graz University of Technology (Dipl.-Ing.)
  • 1977 – 1981: Assistant at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the Graz University of Technology
  • 1981: PhD degree with honours in Electronics
  • 1981 – 1984: Siemens Design Center for Microelectronics in Villach; CMOS-circuits for telecommunications applications
  • 1984 – 1985: Siemens-Opto Division in Cupertino/CA/USA, foundation of an IC design center by setting up a first IC design project in a multicultural team
  • 1985 – 1988: Leader of the "4 Megabit dynamic RAM project – product design" within the framework of the MEGA-project of Siemens AG Munich
  • 1988 – 1993: Joanneum Research, Graz: Setting up and leading the "Institute for Electronic Systems Design" with the goal to develop electronic systems towards series production in cooperation with SMEs in Styria
  • 1993 – 1998: Managing director of the Siemens Design Center for Microelectronics in Villach. Foundation and operative setup of a second location in Graz. Markets: chip card, RFID and circuits for automotive electronics
  • 1999 – 2002: Member of the Board (CTO) of austriamicrosystems AG in Unterpremstätten near Graz. Responsibility: Technology direction & development, R&D and production. Markets: Automotive, industrial and medical applications as well as telecommunications
  • 2003 – 2005: Independent consultant in the fields of electronics & microelectronics
  • 2005: Nomination to university professor for Electronic Systems at the Graz University of Technology
  • Since 2011: Managing Director of JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH in Graz

 
 
Further achievements
  • Evaluation of EC projects within the framework programs as technical expert
  • 1999: Executive MBA Studies finished (IMADEC, Vienna and University of California, Hayward)
  • Member of "Technical Program Committees" of ESSCIRC, ISSCC, Austrochip, ME and meber of the ISTAG (IST Advisory Group of the 6th FW program of the EC)
  • Chief Editor Microelectronics of the ÖVE periodical e&i
  • Member of the executive committee of ÖVE as representative of academia

 
 
Publications
Wolfgang Pribyl is author or co-author of more than 80 publications and 14 patents.