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SERGIO FRANCO is Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering at San Francisco State University, where he has taught courses in Electronics since 1980. In 1979 he was a visiting professor at UNAM, in Mexico City.

Dr. Franco was born in Friuli, Italy. He earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.  Prior to joining academia he has worked in industry both in Italy and in the USA. He has published in such diverse fields as solid-state physics, electronic music, integrated-circuit design, medical and consumer electronics.

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Dr. Franco is the author of three textbooks:

1.  Analog Circuit Design – Discrete and Integrated

2.  Design with Operational Amplifiers and Analog Integrated Circuits

3.  Electric Circuits Fundamentals 

Dr. Franco’s textbooks have been translated into Chinese, Italian, KoreanPortuguese, and Spanish.  He has also written Contributions and Blogs.