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I was very fortunate to be part of the graduate program in circuits at UCLA in the 1980?s, which was led by scholars of remarkable distinction and ambition. Gabor Temes, along with John Orchard and Alan Wilson, were the senior leading faculty in the circuits area, and a formidable array of younger faculty were also on the scene, including Asad Abidi, Ken Martin and Henry Samueli. The program was?and remains?justifiably famous for its rigor, productivity, and very high intellectual standards. This was at a time when switched-capacitor circuits and delta-sigma data converters were just becoming dominant in analog and mixed-signal design, and UCLA was one of the world leaders in this emerging area. It seemed that every new issue of the Journal of Solid-State Circuits or Transactions on Circuits and Systems brought some exciting insight or breakthrough in the field, often developed right on the Westwood campus.