Bindal, Ahmet

Professor, Computer Engineering




Preferred: (408) 924-4150


  • Bachelor of Science, Electronic/Electrical Engineer, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1978
  • Master of Science, Electronic/Electrical Engineer, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States, 1982
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Electronic/Electrical Engineer, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States, 1988


Ahmet Bindal received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering Department from the University of California, Los Angeles CA. His doctoral research was the material characterization of HEMT GaAs transistors. During his graduate studies, he was a research associate and a technical consultant for Hughes Aircraft Co. In 1988, he joined the technical staff of IBM Research and Development Center in Fishkill, NY where he worked as a device design and characterization engineer. He developed asymmetrical MOS transistors and ultra thin Silicon-On- Insulator (SOI) technologies for IBM. In 1993, he transferred to IBM at Rochester, MN, as a senior circuit design engineer to work on the floating-point unit for the AS-400 main frame processor. He continued his circuit design career at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA, where he designed 16-bit packed multipliers and adders for the MMX unit in Pentium II processors. In 1996, he joined Philips Semiconductors in Sunnyvale, CA, where he was involved in the designs of instruction/data caches and various SRAM modules for the Trimedia processor. His involvement with VLSI architecture also started in Philips Semiconductors and led to the design of the Video-Out unit for the same processor. In 1998, he joined Cadence Design Systems as a VLSI architect and directed a team of engineers to design self-timed asynchronous processors. After approximately 20 years of industry work, he joined the Computer Engineering faculty at San Jose State University in 2002. His current research interests range from nano-scale electron devices to robotics. Dr. Bindal has over 30 scientific journal and conference publications and 10 invention disclosures with IBM. He currently holds three U.S. patents with IBM and one with Intel Corporation.