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Arun Ananthampalayam
Arun Ananthampalayam

Arun Ananthampalayam joined CUI as a marketing applications engineer in 2011 and brings more than five years of experience in the electronic design automation industry. Prior to joining CUI, he was a marketing engineer at Mentor Graphics where he assisted with the development and implementation of product demos, benchmarking, and sales and marketing support. In this role Arun successfully facilitated the product development team in creating compelling solutions. He holds a BS in electronics and communication engineering from India and an MS in electrical engineering from Portland State University.

Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson

Mike Anderson is currently CTO and chief scientist for The PTRGroup, Inc.  With over 35 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS offerings.  However, his focus over the past decade is primarily embedded Linux and Android on a number ofdifferent CPU architectures including ARM, Power, MIPS and Intel-based platforms.  As an instructor and consultant, Mike is a regular speaker at the DesignWest (formerly Embedded Systems) Conference as well as many other Android and Linux-oriented conferences. His skill set includes hardware and software design, implementation, manufacturability assessment / "productization", training courseware development and technology assessment. Mike is a software mentor for FIRST high school robotics Team 116 from Herndon, VA. He received a BA in mathematics from the University of South Florida and an MS in computer science from George Mason University.

Sven Andersson
Sven Andersson

Sven started his career in the electronics industry almost 40 years ago working for LM Ericsson in Stockholm. For the first 15 years Sven worked as an electronic component test engineer testing everything from 7400-series devices to microprocessors like the MC6800 and MC68000. In 1990, he moved into ASIC design, starting with the Motorola H4C (0.35µm) and now working with today's 28nm processes. Over the course of the last few years, Sven started to work with programmable devices. Today, he works as an ASIC/FPGA designer at his own consulting company, Zoocad Consulting, in Stockholm, Sweden.

David Ashton
David Ashton

David Ashton is not entirely sure what he is. He was born in London, England. He was raised, trained, and worked in Rhodesia (now known as Zimbabwe) and now lives in Australia. Based on this, he describes himself as a Pom-Rhodie-Zimbo-Aussie. Workwise, things are much the same. He has run electronics labs and managed telecommunications centers. He has run his own communications business, and he is now working as a telecom specialist keeping a large communications network up and running. In his own words: "I'm a jack of all trades and, yes, I admit that I'm the master of none, but I kind of like it that way because it makes it difficult to get bored." 

Cabe Atwell
Cabe Atwell

Cabe Atwell is an electrical engineer living in the Chicago area.

Brian Bailey
Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is an independent engineering consultant working in the fields of Electronic System Level (ESL) methodologies and functional verification of embedded systems. He was previously chief technologist for verification at Mentor Graphics, where he pioneered work on hardware/software co-design and co-verification. He is the editor for the EETimes Designlines and a contributing editor to EDN. Embedded systems are the point where hardware and software come together, and this is where Brian Bailey has spent most of his working career, first as a tool developer, then as an architect, and later as a technology writer. He has concentrated on the impact that hardware and software can have on each other and the ways in which this is changing over time into the heterogeneous, concurrent, connected applications of today. He has published seven books, given talks around the world, chairs international standards committees, and sits on the technical advisory board for several EDA companies. He graduated from Brunel University in England with a first class honors degree in electrical and electronic engineering.

Jennifer Baljko
Jennifer Baljko

Jennifer Baljko writes the Logical Link blog on EBN. She started speaking supply-chain lingo in 1997 when she joined CMP Media LLC's technology-focused editorial team. Although life has spun her around the world and moved her freelance writing career in all sorts of different directions since, she still wonders how chips, components and computers get where they're supposed to be when they're supposed to get there. She can be contacted at jenn@jenniferbaljko.com. If you want to see what else she's been up to, visit www.jenniferbaljko.com, or follow her on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Jennifer Baljko
Jennifer Baljko

Jennifer Baljko started speaking supply-chain lingo in 1997 when she joined CMP Media LLC's technology-focused editorial team. Although life has spun her around the world and moved her freelance writing career in all sorts of different directions since, she still wonders how chips, components and computers get where they're supposed to be when they're supposed to get there. Here are several questions Jennifer has been chewing on lately: Will electronics manufacturers ever get forecasts right? What comes after supply chain efficiency? And, really, can we talk about supply chain management without using acronyms? She can be contacted at jenn@jenniferbaljko.com. If you want to see what else she's been up to, visit www.jenniferbaljko.com, or follow her on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Jim Ballingall
Jim Ballingall

Jim Ballingall is President of Ballingall Consulting, a consultancy serving the IT and semiconductor industries. He serves on the High Performance Computing Committee of the IEEE Computer Society and founded the Industry-Academia Partnership (IAP) that fosters technology innovation between industry and the top universities globally to meet the hyperscale computing, networking, and storage needs of future datacenters and the cloud. A 30-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, he began his career as a microelectronics scientist in the aerospace industry focused on compound semiconductors for infrared sensing and RF communications. His team at GE developed and deployed the PHEMT, a GaAs-based quantum well transistor, for 60 GHz ultra-secure inter-satellite communications. The PHEMT is now used widely in the RF front end of smartphones. Jim has held senior executive roles in the silicon CMOS industry for 15 years and led a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of supply chain solutions that merged with E2open. He earned a PhD in applied physics from Cornell University and a BS in engineering physics from U.C. Berkeley.

Simon Barker
Simon Barker

Simon Barker is co-founder and chief technology officer at Radfan, a startup based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Simon undertook the initial testing of the Radfan – a low-power fan that efficiently distributes radiator heat in residential spaces – by living for a whole winter with 27 temperature sensors hanging from the ceiling of his living room and two attached to his radiator. He writes about youth and startup issues on EE Times. He has a PhD in electrical and electronic engineering from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where his studies focused on energy harvesting for hostile environments.

Karen Bartleson
Karen Bartleson
Sr. Director, Community Marketing for Synopsys, Inc.
Paul Beaver
Paul Beaver

As Products Director within Anite's Handset Testing business, Paul Beaver is responsible for product strategy and R&D. Paul joined Anite in 1997 and has held a number of positions in the company. He has been instrumental in developing Anite's strategy to enter new markets and expand the product portfolio.

Jacob Beningo
Jacob Beningo

Jacob Beningo is a Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) and lecturer who specializes in the design of reusable and configurable embedded software. He has successfully completed projects across a number of industries including automotive, defense, medical, and space. He enjoys developing and teaching real-time and event-driven software using the latest techniques and tools. He is an avid tweeter, a tip and trick guru, a homebrew connoisseur, and a fan of pineapple! Jacob holds Bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering, physics, and mathematics from Central Michigan University and a Master's degree in space systems engineering from the University of Michigan.

Jon Bennett
Jon Bennett

Jon Bennett is the inventor of Violin Switched Memory (VXM) and a co-founder of Violin Memory, where he serves as CTO of hardware and technology. He has a bachelor of computer science degree (with research honors) from Carnegie Mellon and a master's degree from Harvard University. In his 20-year career, he has held senior architect positions at Fore Systems, BBN Technologies, Xylan, and Motorola. He was chief engineer at RiverDelta Networks (1999-2001), a company that developed a cable head-end platform (CMTS) and was acquired by Motorola. He holds more than 25 issued US patents, and many more are in process as a result of his work at Violin.

Duane Benson
Duane Benson

Duane Benson's involvement in the hardware andsoftware design world goes back to the days of the CDP1802 and Z80 up through current microcontrollers. After hours, he designs microcontroller and motorcontrol boards for small robots under the moniker SteelPuppet. In his day job, as the author of the Screaming Circuits blog, Duane presents solutions to technical challenges brought on by smaller chip packages, shrinking supportstaff, and tightened schedules. He is also a contributor to industry technical publications and conferences on the topics of trends in prototyping, and ways to improve efficiency in product development efforts.

Mathilde Berchon
Mathilde Berchon

Mathilde Berchon is the founder of the blog and podcast MakingSociety.com, providing useful resources for open-hardware entrepreneurs.

Steve Bible
Steve Bible

Steve Bible is a design development engineer at Microchip Technology Inc. He writes the Chips in Space blog for EE Times, where he details the four-year volunteer effort of Microchip engineers to develop the ARISSat-1 amateur satellite – in their spare time, working nights and weekends.  The crew of the International Space Station deployed the satellite during a spacewalk in August 2011.

Jeff Bier
Jeff Bier

Jeff Bier is Founder of the Embedded Vision Alliance. The alliance is an industry partnership formed to inspire and empower product creators to create more capable and responsive products through integration of vision capabilities. It provides training videos, tutorial articles, code examples, and an array of other resources (all free of charge) on its website, www.Embedded-Vision.com. Jeff is also Co-Founder and President of BDTI (www.BDTI.com), a trusted resource for independent analysis and specialized engineering services in the realm of embedded digital signal processing technology. He oversees BDTI’s benchmarking and analysis of chips, tools, and other technology. He is also a key contributor to BDTI’s engineering services, which focus on developing optimized software and systems using embedded digital signal processing. He earned his BS degree from Princeton University and his MS degree from UC Berkeley, both in electrical engineering.

bier@embedded-vision.com

David Blaza
David Blaza

David has more than 20 years of sales, marketing, and media experience in the technology sector working for companies as diverse as IBM, Motorola, Mars Electronics, ChipCenter, and UBM. He has seen technologies and companies come and go from both an insider's and a media perspective. 

Eric Bogatin
Eric Bogatin

Eric Bogatin is a signal integrity evangelist with Bogatin Enterprises, where he teaches advanced signal integrity classes worldwide. He has a BS degree in physics from MIT, and MS and PhD degrees in physics from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He writes the blog, Be the Signal.

Guy Bois
Guy Bois

Professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal, Guy is director of the GRM2 Laboratory, where the SPACE program (SystemC Partitioning of Architectures for Co-design of Embedded Systems) was originally conceived. Consultant to other industry leaders, including Cadabra Systems (acquired by Synopsys), Guy's expertise in leading his research lab has extended to guiding the launch of SpaceStudio from Space Codesign Systems Inc.

Bill Boldt
Bill Boldt

Bill Boldt is a marketing executive, market researcher, and commentator, and the author of numerous articles about the semiconductor, mobile, and consumer electronics industries. He started in consumer electronics at Zenith and eventually ran an industrial design firm. He later expanded his career into semiconductors and for the past 20 years held various marketing and general management positions with Fairchild Semiconductor, TDK Semiconductor, IXYS, and Silicon Systems Inc. Bill holds a BSEE from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg). 

Tasneem Brutch
Tasneem Brutch

Tasneem Brutch is a Senior Manager at Samsung Electronics in San Jose, Calif. She holds a PhD in computer engineering from Texas A&M University where she researched security for mobile/distributed computing. Her Master's research was in multicore/parallel computing. She has over 16 years of industry experience. Prior to Samsung, she worked as a senior architect at Intel and as senior security software design engineer at Hewlett-Packard where she worked on the Host-Based Intrusion Detection System. While at Intel she worked on the Intel Active Management Technology, Integrated Trusted Platform Module, and Virtual TPM, and co-chaired the Compliance, Compliance-PC TPM, and TPM Security Evaluation Groups. She initiated and chaired the Parallel Software Tools and Tool Infrastructures Workshop in conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Processing. In addition to conducting research in the areas of mobile, multicore/parallel computing, security and cloud computing, Tasneem chairs the Khronos WebCL working group, and is Samsung Electronics' representative to the Khronos Board of Directors. She has 13 filed patents, and a number of publications in the areas of security and mobile/distributed and multicore/parallel computing.

Tom Burke
Tom Burke

Tom is an amazingly inept electrical engineer; an overpaid technician, really. He cut his teeth in the USAF working on the electronics of such modern day aircraft as the F-4 and the B-52. During this time, he figured out that he liked electronics and went on to Kollij in Southern Illinois, where he only barely graduated. He went on from there to set a shining example to other engineers – of what not to do.  Definitely, he's not the brightest bulb in an elevator that doesn't go all the way up, and talking to him is often like beating your head on a dead horse. He recognizes that he's no good at engineering, but likes it anyway. Be forewarned in conversations with him, though: He loves mixing metaphors.

Anne Cappella
Anne Cappella

Anne Cappella is a partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges's Silicon Valley office, where she focuses on patent counseling and patent litigation. She has handled patent infringement and analysis in areas of technology as diverse as cellular and other wireless communications; memories; processors; semiconductor packaging and processing; and system, networking, and user interface software. She practices in district court as well as at the International Trade Commission. Prior to practicing law, Anne was an engineer at IBM.

Adam Carlson
Adam Carlson

Adam Carlson has a degree in aerospace engineering, and is currently a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with Eagle Technologies.  He quickly realized that electronics had the ability to give life to his mechanical creations.  About four years ago, he began learning C programming for embedded design.  After a handful of smaller projects controlling motors and lights, Adam's current projects include stability augmentation for underwater autonomous vehicles and attempting to apply noise canceling to everyday situations.  He has a love of learning, and probably spends more now on textbooks than he did while in school.

Charlie  Cheng
Charlie Cheng
Charlie Cheng joined Kilopass as CEO in October 2008 with overall responsibility for leading the company and its business growth worldwide. His career spans more than 10 years of experience in the semiconductor IP industry and an additional 15 years in the global technology marketplace. Prior to Kilopass, he served as vice president of marketing and international business at Faraday Technology, where he grew the Taiwan-centric company into an international presence. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Lexra Inc., an embedded RISC CPU IP company. Charlie began his technology career at General Electric and IBM, and pioneered in the semiconductor IP business as VP of Marketing at Aspec Technology. He also served in various technical and management positions at Iomega, Zycad and Viewlogic. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, with an emphasis on computer architecture and algorithms, from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Glen Chenier
Glen Chenier

Glen Chenier is an engineer's engineer. Having  spent most of his engineering career in the communications field for such companies as Fujitsu, Fitel Photomatrix, and Gandalf Data, he spent some  time developing small-motor electronic drive systems for the hobby market. From his new home in Allen, Texas, he now spends much of his time reviewing and developing design ideas for EDN while pondering the nuances of analog circuit test and the many lessons he has learned.

Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke

Industry veteran Peter Clarke runs EETimes Europe's Analog website. With special interests in emerging technology and startups, he's been writing about the semiconductor industry since 1984 and wrote for EE Times US from 1994 to 2013.

David Coffin
David Coffin

David Coffin is Chief Technical Officer for Fluke Networks. Over his 10 years at Danaher, he has helped build Fluke Networks and its products and market position from a variety of executive management roles including business unit GMs and VP R&D. His professional passion is for innovative product development and marketing born from stellar teams and customer insights. He came to Fluke Networks with the acquisition of Microtest in 2001 where he was the general manager of the Network Test & Measurement division. He joined Microtest in 1996 as VP of Network Connectivity and became its head of R&D. Prior to joining Microtest, Dave founded and presided over Irys Networking Corp., a software company created to invent and market new microcomputer networking technologies. Top OEMs included Intel and Motorola. He was formerly with Group Bull as director of Networked MicroSystems, an independent business unit he started and took to $40 million. Prior to Group Bull, he was with Intel, where he was the Systems & Networks Marketing manager. He holds a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, a Master's in management systems engineering from Arizona State University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Dave spends free time outside in the Colorado sunshine on snow, dirt, and water, and he's played and coached lacrosse and basketball.

Bernard Cole
Bernard Cole
Bernard Cole is the site editor for Embedded.com and a technical writer for TechRite Associates.
Jeremy Cook
Jeremy Cook

Jeremy Cook is a manufacturing engineer with 10 years experience at his full-time profession. Outside of work he's an avid maker and experimenter, working on everything from hobby CNC machinery, to light graffiti, and even the occasional DIY musical instrument.  When he's not busy creating (or destroying)something, he writes for his blogs JcoPro.net and DIYTripods.com.  He has a BSME from Clemson University, South Carolina. 

Michel Courtoy
Michel Courtoy

Michel Courtoy is a former design engineer and EDA executive who sits on the board of directors at Breker Verification Systems. He began his career at Intel in design engineering and software engineering. He managed product marketing for layout verification software at Cadence Design Systems. As vice president of marketing for Silicon Perspective, he created the market for silicon virtual prototyping and was a key player in its acquisition by Cadence in 2001. He served as a vice president at Cadence before becoming the CEO at Certess, leading Certess through sales growth to a successful exit by acquisition. Courtoy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from University Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego; and an MBA from Santa Clara University in California.

Ivan Cowie
Ivan Cowie

Ivan Cowie skipped his senior year of high school and, at age 17, enlisted in the Air Force for a four-year tour during which he worked on a smorgasbord of electronics. The first thing the Air force required was a high school diploma, so Ivan passed the GED test, which led him to begin taking college courses and graduating with a BSEE from the University of Florida in 1981. During the course of his career, Ivan has held many roles and has co-authored 30+ patents. In his current position, he is in charge of designing and debugging everything related to ruggedized transportable computers, including thermal design and analysis, safety and equipment certifications, and EMI/EMC design and verification.

Jack Crenshaw
Jack Crenshaw
Jack Crenshaw is a systems engineer and the author of Math Toolkit for Real-Time Programming. He holds a PhD in physics from Auburn University. E-mail him at jcrens@earthlink.net.
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