Kostas Pagiamtzis, Ph.D.

This website contains my scholarly publications and articles that I have written on various topics.

I work as an analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit designer at Semtech (Signal Integrity Products Group) in Burlington, Ontario, Canada on coaxial-cable receivers for the professional video broadcast industry. In the past, I have designed embedded SRAM memory for FPGA chips and conducted research on content-addressable memory (CAM). I am an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto where I teach a graduate course on integrated circuit design. I am also a Technical Editor for the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). Details are available in my resume.

I received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. I also received from the University of Toronto, the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree from the Division of Engineering Science.

I was interviewed about my experience as a teaching assistant for an article in the Jobs section of Nature: Education: Time to teach. The interview came about because of the article I wrote called The Art of TAing, A Guide for Tutorial Teaching Assistants.

My Erdős number is (at most) 5.


My Ph.D. research was in the design of content-addressable memory (CAM). The key challenge in CAM is reducing power consumption without sacrificing speed or memory density. For an introduction to CAM architecture and circuits, please see my CAM Primer. I also maintain a list of scholarly CAM papers. My publications are primarily in the area of CAM.