Dr. Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio
October 27, 1944 ~ November 20, 2020
Mexico City, MX
Resided in: College Station, TX
Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio passed away on November 20, 2020 in his home in College Station, Texas. A private service is in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.
Edgar was born in Mexico City on October 27, 1944 to Feliciano Sánchez Rios and Esther Sinencio Recillas. He was a fun and mischievous child with red hair, for which he was often called “Rojo” or “Red” in Spanish. He grew up surrounded by his brothers, sisters, and many cousins. He met his wife, Yolanda, through a family member and married her in 1969, after 5 years of courtship.
Edgar studied at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico City, where he received a degree in communications and electronic engineering in 1966. He went on to get his Master’s degree from Stanford University in 1970 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1973. In 1974, he moved with his wife and young daughter to Japan to complete his post-doctoral studies at Nippon Electric, where his second daughter was born. Upon his return to Mexico, he joined the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, in Tonanzintla, Puebla, where he later became head of the department of electronics.
In 1983, Edgar and his family moved to the United States where he became a professor of electrical engineering at Texas A&M University, a position which he held for 37 years, eventually heading the Analog and Mixed-Signal Center, holding the Texas Instruments Jack Kilby Chair and becoming a Distinguished Professor.
Edgar was also a recipient of numerous awards in his professional career, including an honorary doctorate degree by the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics in Mexico, co-recipient of the 1995 Guillemin-Cauer Award, recipient of the Texas Senate Proclamation for Outstanding Accomplishments in 1996, co-recipient of the 1997 Darlington Award, recipient of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Golden Jubilee Medal in 1999 and the prestigious IEEE Circuits and Systems Society 2008 Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award. He was a proud Life Fellow of IEEE, the largest engineering society in the world, in which fewer than 1% of members earn the rank of fellow.
Edgar authored and co-authored more than 400 scientific articles in respected publications and authored, co-authored and edited various books, including Switched Capacitor Circuits, a seminal work, co-authored with Phillip Allen (1984), and Design of Low-Voltage/Low-Power Integrated Circuits and Systems, co-authored with Andreas Andreou (1997).
In 2010, along with his former student Moises Robinson, Edgar founded Vidatronic, a company specializing in enhancing the efficiency and performance of electronic devices. He served as the Chief Technology Officer until 2019, when he was named Emeritus Chief Technology Officer.
In July 2020, the endowed Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio and Yolanda F de Sánchez Chair was created at TAMU, with the generous help and support from his friends, industry, and former students to support a faculty member in his department. A scholarship fund in his name has also been established.
Edgar loved to dance salsa, mambo, danzon, cumbias, and rock and roll and never missed a chance to do so. He had a strong passion for photography and later in his life, for drawing. He was a friend and mentor to many students and colleagues. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Edgar is predeceased by his brother Rene Sánchez Sinencio and sister Nellyda Sánchez Sinencio.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Yolanda Fuentes de Sánchez, his daughters, Liza Sánchez Fuentes (and husband Ian Alward), and Zenia Sánchez Fuentes (and husband Marc Morel), and three grandchildren Gael, Alexandra and Mateo, his brother Feliciano Sánchez Sinencio and his sisters Maria Esther Sánchez Sinencio and Esperanza Castelazo Sinencio, as well as several nieces and nephews. In his professional life, Edgar is survived by his 61 Master’s students and 58 Ph.D. students, for whom he cared deeply.
Per his wishes, Edgar will be cremated. Due to Covid-19 restrictions on outside gatherings, a small family funeral service will be held at Research Park in College Station, Texas on November 29, which will be recorded and shared with family, friends and colleagues. A virtual memorial service will be held in the next few months, the details of which will be communicated to family, friends and colleagues.
In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be made as gifts in memory of Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio to:
- Stanley Appel at Houston Methodist Neurological Institute (please earmark donations to Dr. Appel’s T-REG ALS Treatment) at:
Edgar lived with ALS for almost three years. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is 100% fatal. Currently, there is no cure for ALS and there are extremely limited treatments. Dr. Appel has pioneered a treatment that focuses on enhancing the protective immunity of T-reg cells and anti-inflammatory microglia in neurodegeneration, which is considered by many researchers to be the most promising potential future treatment for ALS.
- Myhre Syndrome Foundation
Myhre Syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome. The Myhre Syndrome Foundation is dedicated to serving Myhre syndrome families by providing a network of hope and support and collaborating with scientific and medical communities to encourage and fund promising research.
Please express condolences at CallawayJones.com
Estarás presente en mis pensamientos y recuerdos.
Recordaré todo lo que pudimos compartir, desde nuestra juventud.
Siempre te recordaré como una persona segura de sí misma, alegre y con muchos deseos de superación.
Me siento orgulloso de haber sido tu amigo.
Adiós mi gran amigo.
Jami, Liza, Zenia, Ian, Marc, Gaél, Alex y Mateo. Reciban un fraterno abrazo de quienes tuvimos la oportunidad de compartir una gran vida y que nos deja infinidad de enseñanzas que perdurarán. Lo recordenamos siempre con cariño, respeto y admiración. Fon, Male y Beto
We were so blessed to have Edgar in our lives. His warmth, laughter and encouragement will never be forgotten.
We celebrate the life of Dr. Edgar Sanchez Sinencio and give thanks God making him part of our life, a truly example to follow , a great friend. God bless Dr Edgar and have you in his hands
Dr Sánchez was an exemplary human being, great friend and joyful person to be around. He will always be missed!
Familia un abrazo y mis condolencias por su partida, aunque para el significó liberarse de ese cuerpo enfermo, la ausencia física siempre duele, recibe mucha fortaleza a través de la admiración que le tuvimos no solo como la gran persona que es, si no también en todos los ámbitos de su vida, Dios lo tenga en su gloria,
Damos gracias a Dios por habernos permitido conocer al Dr. Edgar Sanchez Sinencio y ser parte de su familia , el a través de los años nos brindó muchas enseñanzas y tenemos muchas memorias y recuerdos, celebramos ante Dios la vida de un gran ser, amigo y mentor , que Dios lo tenga en su Gloria. lo recordaremos siempre con las maravillosas anécdotas y sonrisas que lo caracterizaban.
Dear Jami , our sincere condolences for your loss. We have you and your family in our thoughts in this time of grief. Edgard was a great and generous person , a good friend, and an awesome professional. We’re going to miss his interesting and fun conversations . May he rest in peace of the Lord . – the Chang Family
Querida tia Jamy, primitos Liza, Ian, Zenia y Marc, y sobrinitos Gael, Alex y Mateo, reciban un abrazo muy apretado de nuestra parte con todo nuestro amor. Vamos a extraniar mucho a tio Edgar. Los acompaniamos a la distancia, con todo nuestro carinio. Marilu, Lou, Leslie y toda la familia Valenzuela Sanchez.
Humanity shall miss This Man, who made this world a better place.
Edgar hoy que estamos celebrando tu vida te recordamos como el amigo con el que pasamos muchas veladas de buena conversación de risas por tus alumnos como un excelente profesor yo creo que así quieres ser recordado. Jami para ti y tus hijas reciban nuestras sinceras condolencias.
Hasta siempre Edgar.
Descanse en paz Dr. Sánchez, nuestras oraciones para con su querida esposa e hijas en estos momentos difíciles. Siempre lo recordaremos como la persona cálida, amigo incondicional y mentor que fue con todos lo que pudimos compartir una clase, una platica o una velada siempre llena de alegría y sabiduría. Un abrazo muy fuerte a donde quiera que estes Edgar.
Jamy, Lisa, Zenia y familia,
Siento muchísimo que Edgar ya no esté con nosotros. Para mí fue un amigo, un mentor y mi primo grande que siempre se preocupó por aconsejarme y animarme en todo lo que hacía. Siempre lo voy a tener en mi memoria y en mi corazón. Esther y yo les deseamos resignación y que el tiempo nos ayude a recordar sólo su buen humor y maravillosas cualidades como ser humano.
Esther y Chacho
Nuestro más sentido pésame a Jami y sus hijas por el fallecimiento de Edgar. Nos duele mucho esta pérdida y estamos con la familia en estos momentos tan difíciles. Que En Paz Descanse este hombre tan ejemplar.
Queremos expresarles nuestras condolencias por la partida de tan grandioso ser humano. Dios les de consuelo y los fortalezca en estos momentos difíciles.
Son tantos los recuerdos y los bellos sentimientos que tengo al hablar de Edgar, que dificilmente dejará de estar en mis pensamientos y en mi corazón.
Jami, Liza, Zenia, Ian, Marc, Gael, Ale, Mateo que dicha deben sentir de ser parte de esa bella familia que Edgar y ustedes lograron consolidar. Que orgullo, para ustedes, haber caminado en la vida con una de las personas a las que he admirado, respetado y disfrutado, no solo en lo profesional, ya que el valor principal de Edgar será por siempre el de un maravilloso ser humano.
Un abrazo muy grande con todo el cariño que les tengo.
Siempre recordaremos los momentos que pasamos juntos componiendo el mundo. La charla amena, el comentario ingenioso.
Nuestra familia en este exilio voluntario, mi admiración cual mi hermano mayor y el orgullo de mexicanos que siempre nos hiciste sentir.
Nuestro más sentido pésame para Jami, la niñas y el resto de la familia.
Siempre llevaremos un poquito de Edgar en nuestro corazón.
Mi más sentido pésame. Mucha luz y pronta resignación a la familia.
Nuestras sentidas condolencias a toda la familia.
Que Dios llene su corazón de consuelo y fortaleza.
Abrazos y nuestro cariño.
Please accept our deepest condolences to you and your dear family, Liza and Zenia on the passing of my beloved professor and friend Dr. Sanchez. It is with pain that I write these words. Dr. Sanchez wasn’t merely my doctoral professor, he was truly a friend, advisor, and mentor for me and hundred others. He gave me a chance to learn and change my life for the better and start a new life in the US. I am and forever will be grateful for him and his kindness from the bottom of my heart. I am so sorry for this big loss. May his good name and memories be eternal and may he rest in peace.
He’ll live eternally through hundreds of students with whom he generously shared his intellect, his endless passion for learning, his life experience and wisdom. His passion for life, photography, travel, independent thinking and learning from different cultures will always inspire me.
Wishing you peace,
Maral and Hesam
Dr. Sanchez passion for his students was incomparable to anything else. He made sure there was diversity in his research group. He understood the diverse thought. He and his family welcomed students into their home and making them feel loved. His kindness and legacy will continue to shine through out the world. He did indeed leave his mark on this world making it a better place.
To all Edgar´s family and friends, I send my condolences from Porto Alegre, Brazil. We admire Edgar´s accomplishments and his friendly regards to his Brazilian friends in the microelectronics academia. He will be missed. We wish you peace and the loving care of your siblings.
Dr. Edgar Sánchez was a great influence in my life, not only as a teacher and mentor, but also as a true friend. Through the years, he shared his knowledge, experience, time, family and life with me as well as many of his students. In many senses, he was like a fatherly figure to me. He will be dearly and fondly remembered, and I will be always grateful to God for having the opportunity to know him.
Siempre recordaré a Edgar como una persona “out of the league”. Fue un privilegio de haber pasado muy buenos momentos en su compañía y disfrutar de su sincera amistad. Descansa en paz querido Edgar.
Durante toda la semana he estado pensando en mi tío, las cosas que me diría, tengo muy presente la última vez que lo ví y les leí en voz alta a todos una carta de un alumno que le había escrito, sentí mucha emoción y claro esta que la frase de que las palabras convencen pero el ejemplo arrastra es la viva imagen de mi tio. Un abrazo a Tata, Liza, Ian, Marc, Gael, Alex y Mateo saben que cuentan con nosotros.
Familia Fuentes Gurrea
I had the privilege to study under Prof. Edgar at TAMU as a part of my PhD from 2004 to 2005. He welcomed this student from Brazil warmly, so I felt at home. I learn a lot from him and his research group. I will always remember fondly my short time with him.
My condolences from Porto Alegre, Brazil. He will be missed.
Fernando Paixao Cortes
Edgar liked to take pictures of ancient archeological sites and churches while visiting Cholula, a millennial town in Puebla, México. We really enjoyed every tour as well as his human and academic advice.Que En Paz Descanse
My sincere condolences to Dr. Sánchez’s family and friends. He was a great human being, wonderful instructor, brilliant researcher, fun conversationalist, and a friend, mentor and guide to many of us. He will be missed and always remembered and deeply appreciated.
My sincere condolences to Dr Sánchez’s family and friends. He was a great human being, wonderful instructor, brilliant researcher, fun conversationalist and a friend, mentor and guide to many of us. He will be missed and always remembered and deeply appreciated.
Siempre están en mis historias y lo único que quiero decirles que son y seguirán siendo mi familia. Los quiero. Un abrazo hsta el cielo para mi querido exconcu!!!!!
Se ha levantado una nueva columna en el eterno oriente, te extrañaremos tío; toda mi admiración y respeto para ti hoy y siempre.
I am so happy to have met and been a part of Dr Sanchez’s life. To him, we were more than just students; we were family. Thanks for taking that first trip to Ghana through which you brought great blessings to me and many others. His memories will live in our hearts eternally. May the almighty God bless Dr Sanchez and his family tremendously! I will miss you dearly.
Dr. Sanchez’s kindness and humor will be missed deeply. He was always cheerful and happy to talk to his students. Our deepest condolences to his family. Rest well , Rest in peace.
Dr. Sanchez was a great teacher and a leader. While I work with him for more than 6 years as one of his student, Dr. Sanchez taught me how to have a strong initiative, how to collaborate with others, and how to live a life with great enthusiasm. Dr. Sanchez help me become a better person and I won’t forget it for the last of my life. I would like to deeply thank Dr. Sanchez. He will be missed.
Dr. Sanchez was a great teacher and a leader. While I work with him for more than 6 years as one of his student, Dr. Sanchez taught me how to have a strong initiative, how to collaborate with others, and how to live a life with great enthusiasm. Dr. Sanchez helped me become a better person and I won’t forget it for the rest of my life. I would like to deeply thank Dr. Sanchez. He will be missed.
Lamentamos la partida del Dr. Sánchez y pedimos por su eterno descanso. Lo recordamos con sincero respeto, admiración y, sobretodo, mucho agradecimiento. Nos sentimos muy afortunados de haber podido compartir momentos tanto en College Station como en Dallas.
Sra. Yolanda y familia: reciban nuestras más sinceras condolencias.
I am grateful to have known someone as amazing as Dr. Sanchez. He played in key role in recruiting me from Ghana to join the AMSC at TAMU. This experience transformed my life and my family members. Thank you very much Dr. Sanchez. You are no longer with us in this world but you will never be forgotten.
Edgar was always a great mentor and friend to me. I will greatly miss his laugh and sense of humor along with his hard working attitude and decisiveness at work.
Our deepest condolences go to Yolanda, his two daughters, and the rest of the family.
Rest In Peace Edgar. You will be missed.
My deepest condolences to Dr.Sanchez ‘s family, his friends and the entire AMSC family. He was a great mentor, leader, one who loved his team and the research work, a friend and overall a great Human Being. He made each one of his classes so unique and something to remember and cherish. He will be truly missed. His students will carry on his name and work. My sincere gratitude to Dr.Sanchez for all that he has done. Rest In Peace Dr.Sanchez!
Descansa en paz querido Rojo,de la ESIME te recuerdo con cariño
I am saddened to learn about sudden passing of Dr Sanchez. He was passionate about his work and teaching, had good sense of humor. I feel privileged to get classes from him during my PhD study. His legacy will continue through his countless students and his contribution to field of electrical engineering. My convalescences to his family, rest in peace, Dr Sanchez. :’)
Lamento profundamente el fallecimiento de mi compañero y amigo de escuela y universidad, Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio, y acompaño a su familia en su dolor.
Le deseo a la familia Sanchez, que no sepan de más penas.
I’m so sorry to hear about such big loss. Please accept my sincere condolences to Dr. Sánchez’s family and friends. I still recall those happy moments with Dr. Sánchez, his birthday party, ISSCC trips, thesis defense, and so on, all seems happened not much long ago. During my 6-year Ph.D. study mentored by Dr. Sánchez, I learnt a lot from him. Not only the knowledge and skills, but his wisdom, passion and optimism has became a treasury in my life. He’s a great teacher and a great friend. Thank you and miss you so much, Dr. Sánchez.
Edgar was more than a friend. He helped even those who were not his students, this is my case. I was blessed to share several happy moments with him and Yolanda. They visited my home and Liza came by once. Wonderful family!
Our love and may God bless you!
Edgar will always be in our memory as a vivacious and witty friend, a great dancer and party host! May he rest in peace,
Emile & Marta
Querida Jamy y sus niñas que ahora se han convertido en pilar y consuelo, pero más en fortaleza para compartir, les envío todo mi cariño y doy gracias al Señor que todavía pude viajar y verlos
Todo mi cariño, a toda la familia y están siempre en mi corazón
You were a always cheery and enthusiastic for all the decades that I knew you as a colleague and a friend. Even the last time I saw you with slower steps, you were still smiling and full of joy. What a spirit, what a soul.
Rest in peace, dear friend.
I have been a colleague with Edgar for 20 years. Edgar impressed me with his kindness, humor, and profound vision and understanding in analog circuits. I will miss him.
My condolences to Edgar’s family. He was a multi-talented individual and a valuable colleague, host, leader, teacher, and mentor. He also had a great sense of humor, and was a pleasure to be around. He will be dearly missed.
Edgar, it is great to know you. We will meet again, in the not too distant future, at infinitely better conditions. Then we can share and enjoy things that really matter !!!
I collaborated with Edgar for years, vividly remember his vision and insight to research, his humor, his consideration for students, and his Chinese greetings at Chinese festivals. Deeply sad for the loss of Edgar.
Gran pérdida para su familia y todos nosotros que conocíamos al Dr. Edgar Sanchez.
Era un gran hombre, científico, profesor, esposo, padre y abuelo y vivirá siempre en nuestros pensamientos.
Yolanda my condolences to you and the rest of your family.
I am sadden to hear the news of Edgar, my friend and colleague. I would see Edgar every year mostly at ISCAS but other places as well. He was always full of fun and laughter. I remember visiting him at College station. We talked, laughed and I remember very well going to his house for dinner and meeting Yolanda for the first time.
From what I read above, he touch me like he touch so many others. He will be greatly missed.
Jamy, Liza, Zenia y familia
Sentimos mucho el fallecimiento de Edgar, sentimos no acompañarlos fisicamente pero ya saben que que con el corazon estamos con ustedes,
Tenemos gratos recuerdos de sus visitas a Guanajuato, Salamanca, a Cristo Rey, a San Miguel. Momentos que no volveran. Valoramos su sencillez y siempre buen humor y disposicion.
Rogamos a dios por su eterno descanso. Descanse en paz nuestro buen Edgar.
It was my privilege to be Edgar’s colleague. He was a sharp, witty and insightful person. I know that he cared deeply about students and he measured his own success by the success of his students. He set high standards for younger faculty like me to look up to. The field of electronics has lost a brilliant researcher and we have lost a great colleague.
Dr. Edgar Sánchez was a special person to my life as an adviser and mentor.
Not only his passion to innovations, he taught us how to handle our life with his humors and kindness. I cannot forget his kind words when I graduated in M.S., and started a new journey to Ph.D: “everyday, take a time to imagine something new”. My deepest condolence to his family.
Dr. Sanchez is a great professor, and he affected my life greatly. He led me from academic into industry, and recommended me to my current employer. His spirit, and his attitude towards better science and better technology are always encouraging me. He will be always missed by my wife and me.
Dr. Sanchez is an excellent professor who takes good care of his students that he taught. He seemingly looks very tough in class, however, he is very kind and humorous in daily life. He always encouraged me during my study at school. After my graduation, we met several times in a conference which is held in San Francisco, and each time he was very happy when I told him that I was doing quite well. I will miss him a lot.
Form a former student
My condolences to Yolanda and Edgar’s family
I am saddened to hear the news of Dr. Edgar Sanchez, a friend, collaborative colleague, and an inspiration to my life/career over many years. I would try to see Edgar on every trip to Texas A&M and always seem to see him at ISSCC conferences. We always discussed mixed signal design, implantable electronics and certainly always had a lot of laughs too. He was always extremely positively minded and deeply appreciated his work at Texas A&M and the AMSC group.
He will be missed.
Querida Jami y familia estamos muy tristes porque Edgard ya no está entre nosotros y al mismo tiempo agradecidos por haberlo conocido y haber disfrutado de su compañía y amistad. Les enviamos nuestro sentido pésame y las acompañamos en estos difíciles momentos.
Jamy, con profunda tristeza acompañamos la partida de Edgar. Poseedor de un mente brillante, admiramos su compromiso en el avance de la Ingeniería y las Ciencias a través de su inventiva y su influencia en numerosos estudiantes que encontraron en él una luz de guía. Disfrutamos de la sincera amistad en los años que tuvimos la dicha de conocerlo junto contigo y tu hermosa familia, y extrañaremos por siempre su fino humor, sencillez y amabilidad.
David y Esperanza
Dr. Sánchez Sinencio exhibited such vibrant passion for life, technical curiosity/talent, kindness, and caring mentorship. I miss him greatly.
My sincere condolences to Edgar’s family. May God rest him in peace. Thanks Edgar for the nice memories.
Te nos fuiste mi querido Edgar. Siempre te considere como un amigo muy querido. Conocí un poco a tú familia y admire su forma ejemplar y su manera de ser. Me hubiera encantado convivir más tiempo contigo .Fuiste genial, ya nos volveremos a encontrar. Recibe mi más alta estima y mucha luz en tu nuevo camino.
Te nos fuiste mi querido Edgar. Siempre te considere como un amigo muy querido. Conici un poco a tú familia, y admire de manera ejemplar su forma de ser. Me hubiera encantado convivir más tiempo contigo. fuiste geniál, ya nos volveremos a reencontrar. Recibe mi más alta estima y mucha luz en tu nuevo camino.
Moisés Bicas Senker
El Dr Edgar Sanchez Sinencio fue una inspiracion para nosotros, siempre motivandonos a superarnos y apoyandonos para lograrlo. En el INAOE fue un gran lider, desarrollando talento, organizando conferencias e impulsando a todos. En toda su carrera siempre mostro que era una persona excepcional, en todos los aspectos. Ha sido y seguira siendo una inspiracion, gracias Edgar. Le mandamos nuestras sinceras condolencias a toda su familia y deseamos que descanse en paz.
Edgar was a great inspiration for all his former students and colleagues. The years I spent at College-Station as one of his PhD students are kept in my mind as formidable years. Edgar managed to make us work hard and don’t fear new challenges. At the same time, both Edgar and Yolanda, accepted us as almost new family members enjoying together weekends and even holidays, surrounded always by his outstanding sense of humor and a profound sense of life. Later on, I continued seeing Edgar and Yolanda in conferences, in Sevilla, and especially when I spent one semester as a visiting professor at TAMU with my wife and kids. We all benefited greatly from the hospitality offered and close professional collaboration. Edgar has always filled our hearts with his special personality and we will miss him, until we meet again in the new life to come for us all.
I could still remember the moment I knocked at Dr Sanchez’s office door and met him for the first time. I was a little bit nervous, but surprisingly found this world-famous professor to be so kind and humorous. Since then, Dr. Sanchez has been my mentor and friend for continuous 16 years. I really miss him.
I was Prof. Sanchez’s colleague at TAMU for 15 years. We collaborated on two externally funded projects. I had many meetings with Edgar and also ran into him a lot at thesis defenses. Edgar was a source of great ideas and inspirations to me. Also memorable was his way of giving people around him a different perspective of this world by his sense of humor. I’m saddened by the passing of a great colleague and friend. My deepest condolences to Edgar’s family. May Edgar rest in peace.
I worked with Professor Sanchez since 2016 as a Ph.D. student. He not only taught me with his advanced knowledge but also set a life-model for me. I still remember when he showed me his new office at home with his inspiring attitude even he was suffered from the disease. And I will never forget that three days before I got the bad news, he still wrote an email to care about my graduation.
It is my honor and my treasure to meet with you, Professor Sanchez. And your spirit shall always live with us. R.I.P.
My deepest condolences and sympathy go out to Edgar’s family. I will remember him as a dedicated educator and caring mentor, whose optimism and guidance have been inspiring to many others. He will be missed in the academic community.
My sincere condolences to Dr. Sanchez’s family. Will forever cherish the memory of Dr. Sanchez’s vivid lectures in ELEN620, ELEN622, ELEN626, almost 25 years ago. Those are the first VLSI courses I have taken in life and are great inspirations for generations of students to pursue career in this field. The great insightfulness, sense of humor, encouraging and caring mentorship will always be remembered.
Dr. Sanchez, Rest In Peace, we miss you.
My deepest sympathy to Dr. Sanchez’s family. Dr. Sanchez was not only a brilliant professor but also a great mentor and friend who encouraged many of us followed path of analog circuit design. His passion for life, sense of humor, creative thinking will be forever missed. Rest In Peace, Dr. Sanchez!
I am so proud to have Dr. Sanchez as my advisor and friend. He guided me not just in the field of circuit design but also in way of life. I appreciate all the moments and conversation we had. I still remembered the humor you shared with me during my visit last year. His legacy are with us, but his humor and laughter belongs to the heaven. My deepest condolences to Dr. Sanchez’s family.
My sincere condolences to Dr. Sanchez’s family. I am so proud to have Dr. Sanchez as my advisor. He guided me through not only in the field of circuit design but on the way of life. I appreciated his kind words and the light he shone on my life. His legacy will forever be with us, but his humor and laughter will belong to heaven. He will be deeply missed among all the people whose lives he touched.
Felicia and I offer our sincere condolences to Yolanda and Sanchez’s family.
He was my teacher, mentor and friend.
A trail blazer that took a chance on a student from Ghana and ended up changing some many lives for generations to come. This is a legacy that will always live on.
We are forever in your debt.
Rest in peace Edgar. Your candor and humor will be missed.
Querida familia, a pesar de la distancia y los años que hace que no nos vemos
sabeis que nosotros siempre os hemos considerado muy muy amigos porque fuisteis un gran apoyo en el tiempo que vivimos ahí , tanto a nivel emocional como profesional,y ha sido un terrible noticia lo ocurrido. Recordamos a Edgar siempre con su simpatía , cariño , hospitalidad y con las reuniones en vuestra casa poniéndonos canciones de Julio Iglesias.Para Paco ha sido un ejemplo a seguir ,un gran compañero y sobre todo amigo.
Estará siempre en nuestro corazón!!
Damos gracias a Dios por haberos conocido, y ya sabéis que en Badajoz teneis vuestra casa.
Un fuerte abrazo y animo a las tres
Paco Duque y Marta Gruart
Dear Edgar, I am shocked to learn that you are no longer with us.
Your inexhaustible energy and passion will remain a great example of what living means. With my personal appreciation
My sincere condolence goes to Dr. Sanchez’s family. During my Ph.D. study, I was lucky enough to enjoy his humor and caring mentorship. Also, I will remember his kindness having allowed me to concentrate on taking care of my baby during the last phase in my study. As a student who stayed literally next to Dr. Sanchez’s office for many years, I will miss his laughter and many small talks with him. R.I.P. Dr. Sanchez.
My deepest and sincere condolences to Dr. Sanchez’s family. I was greatly shocked and saddened to hear of Edgar’s passing. My first faculty job out of graduate studies was at Texas A&M University, and I greatly appreciate Edgar’s giving me that start. The field of analog and mixed signal IC design has definitely lost one of its most prolific researcher and educator.
Hola Fam. Sánchez, lamento profundamente la pérdida de Edgar, quién fuera mi profesor, asesor de tesis de licenciatura y maestría, pero sobre todo un gran amigo.
Les mando un gran abrazo y mi cariño, desde Chipilo, lugar que le gustaba a Edgar visitar.
Guillermo Espinosa F.V.
Tía Jamy, primas Liza, Zenia y familia.
Mi tío Edgar, permanecerá por siempre como un gran ser humano en nuestros pensamientos y corazones. Reciban un fuerte abrazo con mucho cariño de Dany, Miguel Ángel, Daniel y Criss.
My sincere condolences to Dr. Sanchez’s family. I was very saddened to know Edgar’s passing. Although I was not one of Edgar’s students, I was deeply inspired by Edgar’s research and Advanced Analog IC course notes when I just started my PhD study. After becoming a professor at UTD in 2005, I met and worked with Edgar in numerous professional settings. I appreciate very much for his encouragements and help over the years. I am very honor to co-organize Dr. Sanchez’s honorable recognition events in MWSCAS 2019 in Dallas, TX with Jose and Randy. Dr. Sanchez is a respectful professor, researcher, colleague and friend. I will miss him. RIP Dr. Sanchez.
May Edgar rest in peace. He was an example of perseverance and excellence, and a true promoter of achievments through collaboration and solidarity. We will always remember him and be inspired by his many merits.
My sincere condolence goes to Dr. Sanchez’s family and friends. He was a great mentor and advisor. I was fortunate enough to be one of his PhD students. We learned a lot from him in many aspects besides the technical aspect of course. I will always be grateful for him and for his kindness from the bottom of my heart.
Conocí al Dr. Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio cuando visité el INAOE con un compañero porque queríamos estudiar una maestría. Dr. Sánchez-Sinencio, quien era entonces el jefe del departamento de electrónica, muy amablemente nos explicó el programa y arregló para que platicáramos con unos profesores y algunos alumnos. En agosto de 1978 mi compañero y yo regresamos al INAOE para estudiar la maestría en electrónica.
Al terminar mis estudios en el INAOE, Dr. Sánchez-Sinencio me sugirió estudiar un doctorado y me puso en contacto con el Dr. Douglas Green quien era profesor en Texas A&M University. Después de un tiempo en la UNAM como instructor y ya casado, Vicky y yo nos fuimos a College Station, TX con el Dr. Green como mi asesor de doctorado. Ahí estaba Horacio Nevares quien estudió en el INAOE y a quien él también le recomendó ir a Texas A&M.
En 1983, el Dr. Sánchez-Sinencio y su familia llegaron a College Station. Fue entonces cuando Vicky y yo tuvimos la gran oportunidad de convivir con él, Yolanda y las niñas –Liza y Zenia. Recordamos con mucha alegría esos años. Las reuniones/fiestas siempre fueron muy alegres, sanas y de gran convivencia. Recuerdo muy bien el campeonato mundial de fútbol de 1986, no solo porque fue en México sino también porque los partidos de México los veíamos en la casa del Dr. Sánchez-Sinencio con gran ambiente. El último partido de México fue contra Alemania y nuestro país perdió en ¡serie de penales! Todos nos quedamos desconsolados; bueno, por unos minutos y después siguió la fiesta.
Mi asesor, Dr. Green, dejó Texas A&M in 1985. Fue entonces cuando el Dr. Sánchez-Sinencio aceptó ser mi co-asesor junto con el Dr. Green. Esto fue una gran ayuda para terminar mi doctorado en 1986. Su apoyo continuó al proveer cartas de recomendación para trabajo y otros aspectos profesionales. Frecuentemente nos encontramos en conferencias y como siempre él fue muy amable y con un gran sentido del humor.
Debo decir que Edgar impactó mi vida en una forma muy positiva. Por esto le estoy profundamente agradecido y siempre lo recordaré con gran afecto.
Yolanda, Liza, Zenia y toda la familia estamos orando para que Dios les dé consuelo y fortaleza ante la pérdida de un gran ser humano.
Que Edgar, quien fue mi profesor, asesor y sobre todo buen amigo, descanse en paz.
It was with a heavy heart that I heard about Dr. Sanchez’s passing. I had the honor to know him and the greatest respect for him. He was a wonderful professor, full of joy and love for others around him. He touched all whom he met. I’m going to miss so many things about him, from the smiley faces he put on my quiz sheets to his talk about Mexico’s architectures. All the memories about him means so much to me. Someone so special can never be forgotten, may his soul rest in peace.
Dr Sanchez was a lively professor. I took his class in 2018, and thoroughly enjoyed it. He was a legend to most of us electrical engineers who were starting out our professions. I’m thankful for his influence in my life. Rest in peace, Dr Sanchez. May God bless the Sanchez family with comfort and peace.
I feel privileged to know Dr. Sanchez during my PhD study. His sudden passing has shocked me. I will always remember his kindness and mentorship. His legacy will continue to live with his students. My condolences to his family, rest in peace Dr. Sanchez.
Edgar was an Angel in our lives and now is an Angel watching for us close to God. With our warmest sympathy.
Dr, Augusto Robinson and family
Siempre recordaremos todos los bellos momentos que pasamos juntos, la calidez de tu hogar y las ricas conversaciones llenas de tu cultura e inteligencia. Siempre tuviste un interes especial por nuestro pais de origen que nos hacia sentir muy orgullosos de el como tambien el amor por tu Mexico y su rica cultura. Siempre llevaremos guardado con nosotros los bailes, disfraces, chistes, anecdotas, consejos, comidas, opiniones, veladas, fotos y todas las cosa que nos enseñaste para poder sobrellevar mejor la lejania de nuestra familia, en donde ustedes pasaron a ser parte importante de ella. Buen viaje querido amigo. Con todo corazon.
My sincere condolences to Dr Sánchez’s family and friends. It is a big loss to the Semiconductor World. I am very grateful for having Dr. Sanchez’s as my Advisor and Mentor. It is beyond appreciation on how much Dr. Sanchez had helped out many students like me to start a successful career. Dr. Sanchez will always live in our hearts and memories forever.
I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Professor Sanchez-Sinencio on two separate occasions. He was generous with his time and supportive of me personally which I will always be grateful for.
“It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.” I met Edgard several years ago, but he was always present.
I send my prayers and support to you and your family during this difficult time.
Mis mas sinceras condolencias para Yolanda, sus hijas, yernos y nietos. Se me vienen tantos recuerdos a la mente. Conoci a la Familia Sanchez en Tonantzintla, Puebla cuando mi esposo Horacio Nevarez-Lozano habia terminado su maestria y estaba trabajando en el INAOE. Horacio queria hacer un doctorado y Dr. Sanchez y Dr. Geiger lo animaron a ir a Texas A&M. En un principio fue el Dr. Allen su asesor y en 1983 llego la familia Sanchez-Fuentes a College Station y a partir de entonces Edgar fue su asesor. Convivimos por muchos anos, hasta 1991 que nos mudamos a Round Rock, Tx. Horacio fallecio el 13 de Febrero del 2002 y la ultima vez que vi a Edgar y Yolanda fue en un cumpleanos de el, fue una fiesta de disfraces muy divertida. No recuerdo exactamente la fecha pero fue antes de mudarme a Seattle el 2005. La vida nos llevo por distintos caminos, vivi muchos anos en Chile y recientemente regrese a mi tierra Chihuahua y buscando noticias de todas las personas que han dejado una enorme huella en nuestras vidas, me encontre con esta triste noticia. Un fuerte abrazo de la familia Nevarez=Sanchez, Fantina, Horacio, Melissa, Alejandra y Angelica.