Shuzo Kato


Shuzo Kato is Professor Emeritus of Tohoku University. Prior to Tohoku University, he was Program Director at NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) in Japan. At NICT he contributed to the first Millimeter wave (60 GHz) global standardization, IEEE802.15 3c std. as an active Chair of 802.15.3c Working Group. Prior to this, he headed a cell phone R&D center in San Diego, CA and successfully developed a cell phone ASIC (which was 39th ASIC in his life) and produced cellphones by hitting a higher than 90 % production yield in less than 3 months after mass production initiation. This became eventually an American cell phone production record in 2001. He boosted technologies from bottom to top of the world twice: “world first General-purpose ASIC-implemented satellite TDMA equipment in 1986” and “world first commercial 2 V operation and first coherent demodulation SOC for PHS in 1994 which outperformed other PHS handsets with 6 dB better receiver sensitivity in those days”. He has authored over 120 patents including an XPSK patent which became DOD Standard and has been used by most of smart phones now. He holds a Ph. D degree from Tohoku University where Yagi Antenna was invented in Japan.