Ping-Keung Ko


Ping-Keung Ko
Associated organizations
Bell Labs
Fields of study


During his tenure at Bell Labs, Dr. Ping-Keung Ko led the development of high-speed MOS technologies for telecommunications applications. With Dr. Chenming Hu, he founded the Berkeley Device Research Group, at the University of California at Berkeley, which focused on understanding the physics of MOS technology and devices. A notable result was BSIMs, used worldwide by IC engineers. Vice chairman and chief strategy officer of Authosis Inc., Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, Dr. Ko holds six patents and has written or coauthored about 200 papers and one book.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, and he has received a Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium and a William Faid Memorial Prize in Physics.