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Dr. M. S. Niranjan
Expert Japanese Technical Translation

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Profile of DR. M. S. NIRANJAN, Managing Director
As of
August 2006, at Bangalore, India

PERSONAL:
Born at Bangalore City, South India, on 18th September 1949.

EDUCATION:
Dr. Engg (Electronics Engineering)…Doctor of Engineering (Electronics Engineering), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, March 1977. Thesis: “Some Studies on the Transit Time Negative Resistance Diodes”
Under the guidance of Prof. Jun-ichi Nishizawa.
M.E. (ECE)…Master of Engineering (Electrical Communication Engineering), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, July 1972. Thesis: “Surface Elastic Wave Transducers and Delay Lines”. Under the guidance of Prof. S.G. Joshi.
B.E. (Electronics)…Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics), First Class, Fourth Rank, Bangalore University, India, June 1970.

LANGUAGES:
GERMAN:
(1) Studied at the Bangalore Branch of The Goethe Institute of Munich between 1968 and 1973 and completed up to the Mittelstufe I Grade.
(2) Passed with excellent grades two courses on Advanced German Technical Translation at the Foreign Languages Department of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, during 1970-1971.
JAPANESE:
Passed a Course in Japanese at the Indo-Nippon Consultants, Bangalore, India, in 1971. Studied, researched, taught Electronics Engineering at Japanese universities, and did technical development and independent business consultancy in Japan for over 31 years from April 1973. Excellent reading, writing, and speaking ability proclaimed by one and all in Japan.
COMPUTER LANGUAGES
FORTRAN, C++, Assemblers of various machines and microprocessors, etc.

INVENTION AND PATENT RELATED CONSULTING:
1. Patent granted as Inventor of Japanese Patent No. 1351654 dated 11th December, 1986 titled “Multiplexer”.
2. Was an external advisor to JAPATIC, a Japanese Government Organization, (now JAPIO – Japan Patent Information Organization), for evaluating and advising on the improvement of the quality of their English translations of patent abstracts, from 1980 to 1986.
3. Provided patent and management strategy consultancy service to a start up IT Company called D & I Systems Co. Ltd., in Tokyo from February to May 2000. Renamed the company to “Internet Number Co. Ltd.,” and gave concrete help in obtaining their U. S. Patent.

PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLIC LECTURES:
1. “Avalanche Induced Dispersion in IMPATT Diodes”, with J. Nishizawa and T. Ohmi, Solid State Electronics (U.K.), 1978.
2. Many others on various solid state devices and the SOGICON device in many conferences in Japan along with the team of Prof. Masamori Iida, Department of Electronic Engineering, Tokai University, Japan.
3. Several reports on and interviews with Dr. Niranjan have been published in The Industrial Daily News of Japan, Semicon News (Japan), etc.
4. Have given lectures on general topics including technology and business management to varying audiences in Japan from business managers to fresh university graduates entering the society.
5. Mediated a two-day lecture course by Mr. Matt Mahoney (formerly of Analogic Inc., and then) of LTX Inc., Massachusetts, U.S.A., on Digital Signal Processing to an audience consisting of about 50 section managers in semiconductor devices (mainly, memories and video ADCs/DACs) of various major Japanese semiconductor manufacturers in March 1983.

SCHOLARSHIPS:
Received the University Grants Commission Scholarship (Government of India) for post-graduate studies during the M.E. course at Indian Institute of Science for two years during 1970 to 1972.
Stood First among the candidates in India for the 1973 Japanese Government (Mombusho) Research Scholarship and received the Scholarship for four years from April 1973 to March 1977 during the doctoral course and research at Tohoku University.
Stood First in the Entrance Examination for the M.E. Course of the Electrical Communication Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in July 1970.
Stood First in the Common Entrance Examination for the post-graduate (Master of Engineering / Doctor of Engineering) courses in the Departments of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Tohoku University in March 1974.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
1. Worked as a Grading Assistant for two undergraduate course in Analog and Digital Circuits at the Electrical Communication Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Science during 1971-1972.
2. Taught an undergraduate course on Electronic Circuits for two semesters in the Department of Electronics Engineering, Tokai University, Japan, during 1979-1980.
3. Advised several undergraduate and graduate students in their research in the Solid State Devices Laboratory (of Prof. Masamori Iida), in the Department of Electronics Engineering, Tokai University, Japan, during my stay there from 1978 to 1980 and occasionally thereafter.
4. Guided several young employees of own company Spektraglobal Associates, Inc., Tokyo, from 1980 onwards in computer hardware and software, telecommunications, and topics related to strategic business management and marketing (prior to and during the MBA course of one employee in Boston University during 1986-88).
5. Taught a weekly course in computers and technical translation to the translators in Technical Service Co., Ltd., Tokyo, which was then a leading translation company in Japan, for four months in 1980.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
A. TRANSLATION AND TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:
GERMAN: Translated several technical documents from German into English on a freelance basis for INSDOC, a scientific documentation service company in India between 1970 and 1973.
Translated several patents from German into English/Japanese occasionally from 1973 to 1977.
JAPANESE: Have been doing freelance technical translation from Japanese into English and vice versa for over thirty one years since 1975 for a large number of customers in Japan and abroad.

B. EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:
1. Worked as Assistant Engineer, Vacuum Tubes Division, Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bangalore, India, and was in-charge of the Ceramic Tubes Assembly Section, Transmitting Tubes Department, from July 1972 to March 1973.
2. Was Development Manager of Xebec Co., Ltd., Tokyo, from August 1979 to April 1980 and developed various new products for the company. Resigned to establish own company.

C. MANAGEMENT AND VENTURE BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:
1. Established Spektraglobal Associates, Inc., in Tokyo, with a capital of 3 Million fully owned by self in July 1980 and became the President of the company. The company was basically in hardware and software design, technical documentation, and business consultancy for foreign companies trying to do business with Japan. (See the file MSNPROJLST.doc for details). The company became dormant from 1987 onwards.
2. Organized the Establishment of Pyxis International Co., Ltd., Tokyo, in September 1985 and became the Senior Technical Advisor until August 1986. Named this company, established the fundamental concepts and philosophy of corporate management, convinced a number of important investors in the future of the company before company registration, brought in talented persons from outside to invest and become operating directors of the company, and after company establishment, guided and trained younger employees, brought in major business projects for execution, and did the major part of all marketing and corporate management work. Pyxis was intended to be a unique venture company for creating venture businesses in new technologies and markets for old-fashioned and outdated large Japanese corporations and for promoting new types of joint ventures between Japanese and foreign companies. Pyxis was successful, and generated a profit of over 350 Million between its birth in September 1985 and March 1986, in a matter of just seven months after starting.
3. Have assisted several acquaintances in setting up small ventures and new business projects in Tokyo.

D. CONSULTANCY EXPERIENCE:
1. Before establishing own company, did some freelance consultancy work between 1978 and 1980 by assisting business negotiations between Japanese and foreign organizations.
2. As President of Spektraglobal Associates, Inc., provided technical consultancy services and information supply service regarding special Japanese electronic components, subsystems, and other electronic products to Megatron Group, Munich, Germany and to Applied Electronics Limited (APLAB), Bombay, India between 1981 and 1984.
3. Tried to transfer technology to India for the manufacture of Carbon Dioxide laser scalpel equipment for surgical and dental applications use and market them in Japan, Taiwan, and other parts of Asia, during 1981.
4. Have been doing technical and business consultancies as an independent international consultant in Japan and other East Asian countries since 1987.
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