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.
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 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 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."
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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 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.
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 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 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'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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
Nitin Dahad is a technology industry specialist helping tech companies internationalize. With a background in electronic engineering and marketing, he is also publisher of The Next Silicon Valley. He has worked with tech companies including ARC International, CIP (Centre for Integrated Photonics), Coresonic, Dialog Semiconductor, Dyzle, Frontier Silicon, GEC Plessey Semiconductor, Jennic, Marconi Instruments, and National Semiconductor.
Nabil Damouny is Senior Director of Strategic Marketing at Netronome where he is responsible for defining and positioning Netronome's product offerings in the datacenter and carrier market segments. He is also the Vice Chair of the Market Education Committee at ONF and the editor of the Compute-Storage Domain for ETSI NFV. Nabil has more than 30 years of marketing and engineering experience in communications and networking. He was a founder and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Basis Communications, acquired by Intel in 2000. He then spent five years at Intel in strategic development. Previously, he held engineering and marketing positions at Fairchild, Philips, Nortel, and NEC. He earned a BSEE from IIT in Chicago, and an MSECE from UCSB. He holds three patents in computer architecture and remote networking.
Henry Davis has unique skills crossing the boundaries of hardware engineering, software, systems, semiconductors, marketing, sales, and business management. His technology experience started in 1970 while still in high school developing software for accounting, engineering, and law firms. A broad university background in psychology, accounting, business administration, marketing, and advanced engineering form an important part of his approach to technology businesses. A few of his notable accomplishments include the first universal microprocessor development system based on a personal computer, funding of the first digital light processor, the fastest selling mixed-signal processor, co-author of the first process-based IEEE software engineering standard, author of more than 1,000 articles, and holder of 11 US and foreign patents. Henry has most recently been Chief Operating Officer at a leading high-tech research company developing new light technology.
By day, Ian Dees slings code, tests, and puns at a Portland-area test equipment manufacturer(Tektronix). By night, he dons a cape and keeps watch as Sidekick Man, protecting the city from closet monsters. Ian is the author of Scripted GUI Testing With Ruby and co-author of the upcoming Cucumber Recipes, both published by the Pragmatic Programmers.
As EDN’s executive editor, I have a tremendous respect for engineers, makers, and electronics hobbyists. In the more than 10 years I’ve been with EDN (in some role or another), I’ve enjoyed the opportunities I’ve had to learn from and converse with interesting, intelligent, and outright funny engineers about the innovations that make the world go round. As an award-winning journalist, I manage several blogs and sections of EDN.com and EDN’s e-newsletters including its daily newsletter, EDN Today, and EDN Fun Friday. I also head EDN’s social media and community efforts. Find me on Facebook and Twitter at: deffree.
Larry Desjardin, founder of Modular Methods LLC, is a consultant in the test-and-measurement industry. During his 34-year career with Hewlett Packard (later Agilent Technologies), he held various management roles in R&D, marketing, finance, strategic planning, and general management. As an R&D engineer he received two patents for new measurement techniques, and later was awarded the John Fluke Sr. Memorial Award for his contribution in creating the VXIbus. Larry was General Manager of Agilent's Modular Product Operation before retiring in 2010 and forming Modular Methods. He holds a BS in engineering from Caltech and an MSEE from Stanford University.
Alison Diana has written about technology and business for more than 23 years, spending a decade at CRN before entering the freelance world after her daughter was born. Although she's written about practically every topic in that time, she specializes in social media, healthcare, SMBs, education, and retail. Alison, who lives in Central Florida, has written for many of the top B2B publications and Websites including: Information Week, CRN, eWEEK, Channel Insider, CIO Insight, ChannelPro, Baseline Magazine, Redmond Channel Partner, and IT Expert Voice. She graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts with a major in print journalism, and minors in sociology, humanities, and psychology. She can be reached on Twitter at @alisoncdiana or email at Diana@DeusM.com.
Dr. Sinjin Dixon-Warren is a member of the technical staff at Chipworks where he is responsible for technical leadership in the Process Analysis Lab. He has nearly 15 years of experience analyzing semiconductor devices. He earned his PhD in chemical physics from the University of Toronto and spent two years as NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge and four years on the faculty at Washington State University. Dr. Dixon-Warren made the switch to industry in 1999 when he joined Nortel Networks' Optical Components division before moving on to Chipworks 2003. He is an author on more than 50 research publications.
Jonny Doin is a Principal Hardware and Firmware Engineer at Alfa Instrumentos, Brasil. He has 25 years of experience in the design of hardware, firmware and system integration for embedded and mission critical industrial systems, having worked at Hewlett Packard Scientific Instruments Division with mission critical systems design, scientific visualization and hardware design. His interests are bare-metal systems, VLSI digital design, distribute networking, intelligent industrial instrumentation and M2M systems.
John Donovan is ex-Editor-in-Chief of Portable Design, Managing Editor of EDN Asia and Asian editor of Circuits Assembly and Printed Circuit Fabrication. He has 30 years experience as a technical writer, editor and semiconductor PR flack, having survived earlier careers as a C programmer and microwave technician. John has published two books, dozens of manuals and hundreds of articles. He is a member the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Senior Member of the IEEE. His favorite pastimes include ham radio, playing with his kids and scouting Texas for the best BBQ joints.
Sylvain Dubois joined the Crossbar management team in 2013 as its Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development. He has more than 13 years of semiconductor experience in business development and strategic product marketing.Prior to joining Crossbar, he led strategic product positioning and market engagement for developing new products at Spansion. Responsible for identifying new growth opportunities and expanding the product portfolio, he was instrumental in defining the Spansion Flash memory product roadmap. From 2002 to 2006, Sylvain was an SOC architect of OMAP application processors at Texas Instruments. He holds a Master of Science in microelectronics from E.S.I.E.E., University of Southampton, and Universidad Pontifica Comillas.
Michael Dunn has been messing with electronics almost as long as he's been walking, and got his first scope around age 15. Things have gone downhill since then. The scopes now vie with wine racks, harpsichords, calculators, and 19th century pianos for space. Over the years, he's designed for the automotive, medical, industrial, communications, and consumer industries, as both freelancer and employee, working with analog, digital, micros, and software. Since 2000, he's run the TekScopes Yahoogroup, now with over 5,000 members, and he was previously editor-in-chief of ScopeJunction.
Brian Durwood is co-founder and CEO of Impulse Accelerated Technologies Inc., makers of the Impulse C to FPGA optimizing compiler. His history in programmable logic dates back to Data I/O in the 80s, when it launched an early HDL called ABEL. His current focus is on tools, IP, and design services that help software developers be more productive accelerating code in FPGAs. Brian's blog on All Programmable Planet addresses issues common to hardware/software co-design. He was previously a VP at the Tektronix high-frequency multichip module facility. He is a graduate of Brown and Wharton and lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Kenneth Dwyer is Director of Applications Engineering for BL Microcontrollers at NXP Semiconductors. He has more than 16 years' experience with ARM microcontrollers, hardware, and software development. He holds a First Class Honors Engineering degree from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Higher Diploma from Kevin St. DIT, Dublin.
Nicole Faubert is a freelance writer and high-tech marketing consultant. She has more than 15 years of experience in technology marketing for test & measurement companies specializing in telecommunications and aerospace markets. She has an Electrical Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
José Fernández Villaseñor is a medical doctor and electrical engineer who combines his work at Freescale Semiconductor as a medical product marketer and his work as a hospital physician. He has more than eight years of experience working on automotive, industrial, and medical engineering systems and applications as well as semiconductor product development. He is currently part of Freescale's Microcontroller Solutions Group.
Nick Flaherty is a Bristol-based freelance technology writer, analyst, and consultant who has covered the semiconductor and electronics markets for nearly 25 years. He is the Embedded Editor for EETimes Europe and writes for a wide range of technical trade publications around the world. He has worked for Electronics Times and Electronic Engineering, edited MicroTechnology Europe and Electronic Product Design, and started Automotive Electronics, as well as writing for many multinational semiconductor companies. He is also a member of the SouthWest Microelectronics Leadership Group and is heavily involved with the silicon and technology cluster in the Southwest UK.
Brian Fuller has been a reporter, editor, and writer for nearly 30 years. Now editor-in-chief and blogger at Cadence, he has spent much of his career covering the electronics industry, serving as editor-in-chief of EE Times and EBN and as editorial director with UBM. There, he pioneered a number of digital technologies within the electronics industry, including early forms of blogging, leveraging social media for publishing, and producing and hosting video coverage, including the industry's early live-streaming programming. He drove around the country for a year in a Chevy Volt, eating fattening foods and interviewing engineers. It got him zero endorsement deals. When he's not interviewing tech luminaries or hosting industry events, you might find Brian at a San Francisco Giants game, secretly sipping beer from strangers' cups. Now he hosts Cadence Design Systems' web series, Unhinged with Brian Fuller.
Jack G. Ganssle is a lecturer and consultant on embedded development issues. He conducts seminars on embedded systems and helps companies with their embedded challenges. Contact him at email@example.com. His website is www.ganssle.com.
Javier (Javi) Garcia-Lasheras started his professional career as a microelectronics researcher and entrepreneur, sharing his time between the Communications, Signals & Microwave Group of the Public University of Navarre and the Navarran European Business Innovation Centre. He has played several roles in the electronics product development industry, having worked as an embedded designer for a wide spectrum of companies ranging from EMS providers to IP licensors. Nowadays, he is strongly committed to the open-science movement, focusing his interest in the synergies established by the reciprocal questions "How are well-known physical processes a key enabler for developing new information technology?" and "How are state-of-the-art information technologies critical for understanding new physics?"
Bill Gatliff is a freelance embedded developer and consultant who specializes in adapting Linux, Android, and GNU tools to custom hardware and applications. He is an advisor to the Embedded Systems Conference, a noted author and speaker, and counts several Fortune 500 companies among his clients.
Daryl Gerke, an EMI/EMC consultant since 1987 (along with business partner Bill Kimmel), focuses on design and troubleshooting (not test and regulations). He is a published author and columnist, and their EDN Designer's Guide to EMC (1994) is still relevant and in demand. He can be reached via http://www.emiguru.com, or his other blog at http://www.jumptoconsulting.com.
Ivan Godard has designed, implemented, or led the teams for 11 compilers for a variety of languages and targets, an operating system, an object-oriented database, and four instruction set architectures. He participated in the revision of Algol68 and is mentioned in its report, was on the Green team that won the Ada language competition, designed the Mary family of system implementation languages, and was Founding Editor of the Machine Oriented Languages Bulletin. Ivan is a Member Emeritus of IFIPS Working Group 2.4 (Implementation languages) and was a member of the committee that produced the IEEE and ISO floating-point standard 754-2011. He is a Founder of Out-of-the-Box Computing, and hashad software design and architectural responsibility for the past 10 years.
George Gonzalez is by day, officially, a software guru, using his ancient degree in computer science, plus 35 years of experience, stirring up commercially useful mixtures of C, Delphi, Python, and assembly language. While his father and brother are both accomplished EEs, George just attacks hardware with some general principles learned at the school of hard knocks (and with safety glasses). At home he fawns over and repairs old tube radios from the 30s thru the 60s. At work, when there is no software to do, he is occasionally allowed to use his instincts to keep somewhat less ancient (designed in 1995) products in production.
Doug Grant is an independent consultant specializing in semiconductor and wireless technologies. He has logged over 30 years in the semiconductor industry, mostly at AnalogDevices, where he worked in engineering, marketing, and product line management for a wide range of analog, mixed-signal, RF, and wireless products and started two business units within the company. He has authored too many articles and conference papers to count and holds two patents. Doug received his first ham radio license from the FCC in 1967 and has logged around 500,000 two-way contacts with other radio hams in every country in the world. RF and wireless are in his DNA. His typical consulting projects include business/marketing plan creation and review, writing, and advising startup companies on product andmarketing strategies.
Dan Hamling is currently CTO at TEAM A.T.E., an international dealer serving the global test and inspection equipment markets. He is also the founder of Chip Nexus, a provider of cloud-based test capacity management software, and co-founder of The Arianna Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on serving the children of the world. Prior to joining TEAM, he managed the IC test and assembly equipment portfolios and businesses at GE Capital and KeyAssets Financial. Dan also spent 12 years in sales and marketing at Teradyne, following eight years in test engineering and test engineering management roles at various semiconductor companies. He has a BSEE from the University of Michigan, an MSEE from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of Texas. He is also an accredited senior appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers, and a Patent Agent with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Gary Hilson is a freelance writer and editor who has written thousands of words for print and pixel publications across North America. His areas of interest include software, enterprise and networking technology, research and education, sustainable transportation, and community news. His articles have been published by Network Computing, InformationWeek, Computing Canada, Computer Dealer News, Toronto Business Times, Strategy Magazine, and the Ottawa Citizen.
Matthew Hogan is a Product Marketing Manager for Calibre Design Solutions at Mentor Graphics, with over 15 years of design and field experience. He is actively working with customers who have an interest in Calibre PERC. He is an active member of the ESD Association and is involved with the EDA working group, the Symposium technical program committee, and the IEW management committee. Matthew is also a senior member of IEEE, and a member of ACM. He holds a B. Eng. from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Marylhurst University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colin Holland is the editorial content director for Embedded.com and the Embedded Systems Conference. Before taking on Embedded in the US, he served as editorial director of Embedded Systems Programming/Design Europe and an editor on EE Times Europe. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Shamree Howard has been working in Test & Measurement for 10 years at Agilent Technologies. Her background in both RF and digital give her valuable knowledge to challenges engineers face. Working in outbound marketing allows her to work side by side with Agilent experts defining next generation products. In her previous role she helped designers understand and minimize the effects of Noise Figure in their designs. As Agilent's High Speed Digital Program Manager, Shamree has unique insights into standards compliance thanks to her colleagues who sit on the board of directors of standards committees such as: PCI-SIG, JEDEC, and VESA, to name a few. She holds an Electrical Engineering and French degree from Bucknell University, and International MBA from the University of Denver which took her to the far corners of Mongolia (ask her about it sometime).
R. Colin Johnson has been a technology editor at EE Times since 1986, covering next-generation electronics technologies. He's the author of the book, Cognizers – Neural Networks and Machines that Think, is acontributing editor on SlashDot.Org, and is a Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellow for his coverage of advanced technologies and international issues.
Lance Jones has more than 30 years' experience in the test, design, and development field. He has designed and developed large mixed-signal and RF test systems for Honeywell, ATK, MHI, JACO (Japan Military), NEC, Nippon Signal, USAF, and US Military. Past Top Technical Achievement award winner for ATK, he was a nominee for Honeywell's prestigious Sweat award for his work on expert systems for testing. Before joining EAG he was CTO for NanoISI leading the training, software, hardware and applications development teams. Lance is presently VP of Technology for the MTE division of EAG, leading the hardware, software, reliability, and applications engineering team. He received his electrical engineering degree from Northwestern Electronics Institute.
Born and raised in what was then Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Aubrey Kagan completed his electrical engineering degree at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and obtained an MBA at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He immediately started working in electronics and was fortunate enough to be around as microprocessors made their first inroads into industry. He was initially involved with designing controllers for industry and mines, with projects encompassing coffee packaging machines, railroad communication controllers, hydrological data monitors, automatic calorimeters, and diamond sorters. The isolation of South Africa (geographically, economically, and later politically) allowed him to gain a wide range of experiences with many aspects of the industry, including analog and digital circuit design, the use of PCs (including the use of spreadsheets) to gather data, and the early use of CAD.
Aubrey now lives in Canada. Here he originally worked on the specifications for the Canadarm 2 (the remote control arm on the International Space Station), but he is now involved with far less grandiose projects. He is Engineering Manager at Emphatec, a Toronto-based design house of industrial control interfaces, signal conditioners, and switch-mode power supplies. Aside from brief forays into the i80960, i8096, and IM6100, all of his experience has been on 8-bit micros – including Intel (8048, 8051, 8080, 8085), RCA (1802), Zilog (Z80, Z8), PIC (16Cxxx), Scenix (SX18), TI (TMS7000, MSP430 – 16 bits!), and Cypress (PSoC). His specialty lies in blending the linear with the digital hardware and then processing in software.
Aubrey has written several technical articles for Circuit Cellar and has contributed several design ideas to EDN and Electronic Design as well as an application note for Cypress Microsystems. He has also made a few contributions to Max Maxfield's "How It Was" series and Max/Brian Bailey's "Travel Nightmare" series. He is the author of Excel by Example: A Microsoft Excel Cookbook for Electronics Engineers.
Harris Kenny is the Communications Manager at Aleph Objects Inc., a Loveland, Colo.-based company that designs and manufactures the LulzBot range of 3D printers. He has diverse experience working with companies ranging from startups through the Fortune 500, spanning professional and financial services, manufacturing and distribution, as well as education industries. He holds a BA in economics from Pepperdine University.
Robert Kollman is a senior applications manager and distinguished member of technical staff at Texas Instruments. He has more than 30 years of experience in the power electronics business and has designed magnetics for power electronics ranging from sub-watt to sub-megawatt with operating frequencies into the megahertzrange. Robert earned a BSEE from Texas A&M University and an MSEE from Southern Methodist University.
Jim Koutras leads product management for MaxLinear's DOCSIS receivers, working closely with cable gateway OEMs and cable operators. He brings more than 15 years of design and marketing experience from various roles with ViaSat, Dot Wireless, and Texas Instruments. He received a BSEE from Rice University and an MBA from UCLA.
Mark Kraeling, product manager at GE Transportation, is a long-time advisory board member and speaker at the Embedded Systems Conference. He is currently a product manager at GE Transportation in Melbourne, Fla. At GE he is involved with advanced product development in real-time controls, wireless, and communication systems. He has been developing embedded software for the automotive and transportation industries since the early 1990s. Mark holds a BSEE from Rose-Hulman, an MBA from Johns Hopkins, and is working on an MSE from Arizona State.
Dave Kresse, CEO of Coraid, is a seasoned executive with more than 15 years of executive experience in the technology industry, most recently as CEO of Mu Dynamics, which was acquired by Spirent. He also holds a board seat as an independent director at Embrane. Prior to Mu Dynamics, Dave served as VP and GM of NetApp's storage management and application integration business. Before joining NetApp, he held positions at Leapfrog Enterprises, PowerSchool Inc., and Bain & Company. He holds a BA in human biology from Stanford University and an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Kevin Krewell is Principal Analyst at Tirias Research. Before joining Tirias Research, he was a Senior Analyst at The Linley Group and a Senior Editor of Microprocessor Report. He spent nine years at MPR in a variety of roles, contributing numerous articles on mobile SoCs, PC processors, graphics processors, server processors, CPU IP cores, and related technology. For The Linley Group, he co-authored reports that analyzed market positioning and technical features of the various vendor products. He has more than 25 years of industry experience in both engineering and marketing positions. Before joining The Linley Group, Kevin was Director of Strategic Marketing at Nvidia and Director of Technical Marketing at Raza Microelectronics (now part of Broadcom). He spent more than a decade at AMD in various roles, including technical marketing manager and field application engineer. He also understands the needs of engineers, having spent 10 years in product design at several smaller companies. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Manhattan College. He also holds an MBA from Adelphi University and is a member of the IEEE as well as a member of the Microprocessor Oral History SIG for the Computer History Museum.
Jason Kridner is a software architecture manager for embedded processors at Texas Instruments (TI). He is also the co-founder of BeagleBoard.org, where he has helped create open-source development tools such as BeagleBoneBlack, BeagleBone, BeagleBoard, and BeagleBoard-xM. During his 20-year tenure with TI, Kridner has become an active leader in the open-source community. He has engaged audiences at a variety of industry and hardware and software developer shows, including Maker Faire, Embedded Linux Conference, Android Builders Summit, OSCON, CES, DESIGN West, Collaboration Summit, and DESIGN East.
Poojan Kumar is co-founder and CEO of PernixData. He has 12 years of leadership and entrepreneurship experience at high-growth enterprise software companies. Before founding PernixData, he led data products at VMware. Before VMware, he co-founded Oracle Exadata and PixBlitz, a video server appliance company. At Oracle, he led the product development of Exadata from its inception and played a strategic role in Oracle's foray into the software/hardware integrated appliance business. He received his master's degree in computer science from Stanford and his bachelor's degree in computer science from IIT Bombay.
Amy Leask is VP and co-founder of Enable Education in Ontario, Canada. Over the years, she has taught students ranging from high school to retirement age. She's a children's author, blogger, TEDx speaker, and proponent of lifelong learning in all subject areas. Amy is inspired by new innovations in teaching and learning. Her interests include STEM, STEAM (STEM+Art), STREAM (STEM+Art+Reading/Writing) education, women in STEM, the development of 21st Century skills, and educational technology.
Matt Liberty is the founder of Jetperch LLC, which provides DSP, FPGA, and embedded software-consulting services. Before founding Jetperch, he was the core inventor and developer of Hillcrest Labs' Freespace motion control technology. Over the span of eight years, he was granted 12 US patents related to motion control. Before Hillcrest, Matt developed telecommunications equipment for two other startups: Megisto and Salix Technologies. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
Álvaro Lopes (a.k.a. Alvieboy) is a Senior Software Engineer at the Critical Software company in Portugal. He works in ASDT (Aeronautics, Space, Defense, and Transportation) and his specialties cover a wide range of areas, from hardware (analog and digital) to software (specification, development, and validation), primarily for embedded systems. He is the creator of several CPU cores and digital systems, such as the ZPUino SoC softcore, whose versions include one that actually runs uCLinux. Although Álvaro mainly does digital design just for fun, he ranked 1st (ex-aequo) in the 2011 "Open 7400" contest by Dangerous Prototypes, with his 7400 Triple Seven Segment Capacitance Meter that could measure from 0.1nF up to 999µF.
Janine began working as a professional writer more than 19 years ago. Currently, she returns to EE Times as editor of the Test & Measurement Designline and also serves on EDN as senior editor of the Test & Measurement Design Center. Previously, Janine was as site editor for EE Times' RF & Microwave, Test & Measurement, and Memory Designlines. Before joining UBM, she edited the book World Class Designs: RF Front End and worked with numerous publications in staff and freelance capacities, including Microwaves & RF, Wireless Systems Design, Communication Systems Design, Wireless Design Online, and Global Telephony. A member of NASW and ACS, Janine holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Delaware and a Master's Degree from Duquesne University.
Tom Mahon has written about technology for 40 years as publicist, journalist, novelist, dramatist, and activist. Since the early 1990s, he has spoken and written widely on the need to reconnect technical capability with social responsibility. Speaking venues have included MIT, the Embedded Systems Conference, the International Solid State Circuits Conference, the United Religions Initiative, the San Francisco Fringe Festival, assemblies sponsored by the US State Department, as well as to local congregations, senior centers, and middle school students. His writings have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Electronic Engineering Times, National Catholic Reporter,and Business 2.0. In addition, the work has been covered in The New York Times, The International Herald-Tribune, CNN, CNET, Business Week, and The San Jose Mercury,among others. Mahon is the author of The Fandango Involvement (Fawcett, 1981), the first novel set in Silicon Valley; and Charged Bodies: People, Power and Paradox in Silicon Valley (New American Library/Mentor, 1985). He has also written and performed two one-man plays about man's mixed history with his tools: At Home in the Universe, and Are We Having Fun Yet! Mahon holds an MBA in International Business and has had his own public relations consultancy since 1984 representing firms in electronic and genetic engineering. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area; he and his wife have three grown children.
Michael Conrad Mannering has had a succession of nicknames since school days, the latest being Crusty. Describing himself as a dilettante, gentleman researcher in advanced electronics, he is -- in fact -- a retired Electronics Assurance Engineer, with over 35 years served in the London Underground (the Tube). He started life in electronics as a 12-year-old playing with the first red and blue spot germanium transistors to hit the amateur market. A lot of jobs later, he landed the post of electronics technician at the London Underground Research Laboratories. It was here that he learned to work with analog, digital, and microprocessors. During these years, he traveled to the dark side and became heavily involved in software development, but -- with the wisdom of old age -- he has returned to the only true electronics path. Michael is mildly dyslexic and has found academic study highly challenging; luckily, he has had a lot of good tutors, great practical facilities, and is a voracious reader of anything, so -- with the advent of the word processor -- the problems of dyslexia are kept at bay. Last but not least, he trains dragons and fights evil geniuses (on the Xbox).
Patrick Mannion is vice president and brand director for UBM Tech electronics' media, which includes EE Times, EDN, Embedded.com, Planet Analog, TechOnline, and associated CAP communities, such as AllProgrammablePlanet and MicrocontrollerCentral. He's responsible for the overall content and ensuring the brands grow while remaining true to their promise to community members, both users and sponsors.
Todd Marcucci is VP Research & Development for Good Earth Energy Conservation, Inc., a manufacturer of all-electric Essential Services Vehicles based in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology. In addition to working in various consulting positions, he has managed global lab operations for Littelfuse, Inc. and worked in product development for Teccor Electronics and RELTEC/Marconi Communications. He has been owner-operator of a small automotive performance business and has a diverse background in product development, test and measurement, and customer support in industries including automotive, consumer, and telecommunications. When not working or spending time with his family, Todd can generally be found under the hood of a vehicle or scheming his return to amateur automotive racing.
Joel Martin is an acclaimed analyst, advisor, and strategist who has worked with a global client base to develop and execute go-to-market plans. Over his career he has advised more than 100 technology suppliers and partners on how to achieve market growth in industry segments, customer size segments, and across geographies.
Max covers programmable logic, microcontroller units, and prototyping for EE Times' Designlines. Over the years, he has designed everything from silicon chips to circuit boards, and brainwave amplifiers to steampunk "Display-O-Meters." He has a BSc in Control Engineering in from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, UK.
With more than 25 years' experience in electronics and EDA, Vince Mazur has worked in HW/SW engineering, EDA applications, business development, sales, and marketing with companies including Intergraph, Daisy/Cadnetix, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, and Altium. He is principal consultant at Intelligent Marketing Inc., which specializes in strategic consulting for clients that deliver tools and services to the electronic product development and manufacturing industry. Vince has a BSEE from the University of Arkansas. He also has expertise across the entire electronic product development and manufacturing process. In 2011, he designed a nuclear measurement instrument platform and co-founded Mazur Instruments on whose board of directors he remains.
over 15 years. At various times, he has focused on consumer electronics, foundries, EDA, programmable logic, memory, and other specialty areas. Joining EE Times in 2005, he now serves as EE Times' executive editor, running the news desk and producing the daily EE Times newsletter. He is based in San Francisco.
Jim McGregor is principal at Tirias Research. He has over 25 years in the semiconductor and embedded systems industries with industry leaders, including Intel, General Dynamics, Motorola, ON Semiconductor, and ST Microelectronics. With a technical and business background, he has served in many critical facets of the industry, from brand management to engineering and manufacturing. Most recently, Jim was the chief technology strategist for In-Stat. He is a strategic advisor to several leading technology companies and is a well-recognized industry analyst, speaker, and author. He has written articles in many industry publications and is quoted in more than 125 industry and business publication worldwide.
Hailey Lynne McKeefry has spent more than 23 years writing about technology and business. She began her career as an editor at such periodicals as Macintosh News, EBN, and Windows Magazine. After more than 16 years as a freelance journalist, she has written about a broad variety of technology topics, with a focus on supply chain, components, security, storage, healthcare, and SMBs. Living in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Hailey has written for many top business-to-business publications and Websites including EDN, EETimes, Information Week, CRN, eWeek, Channel Insider, Channel Pro, Redmond Channel Partner, Home Office Computing, and TechTarget. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a BA in literature. Follow her on Twitter @HaileyMcK.
Jonah McLeod is director of corporate marketing communication at Kilopass Technology Inc. Prior to his career in marketing communications he was editor-in-chief of Integrated Design Magazine and Electronics Magazine, and contributing editor at Electronics Design and Computer Design. McLeod began his marketing communications career at Regis McKenna Inc. where he served as account executive for Intel and Apple Computer (at its beginning).
Christos Merinopoulos is an independent consultant in the fields of electronic assembly and manufacturing with extensive knowledge in repair methodologies. Prior to this, he worked in various fields in the electronic industry (as a mechanic, assembler, and electronic and electrical technician), focused on repair procedures. Finally, in his most recent position, he was employed as a mobile technician at Arvato S.A. Christos graduated from the F.I.T. Institute in Cyprus with a degree in computer engineering and from HKR University in Sweden with a Master's degree in embedded systems. As a strong believer in lifelong learning, he is currently attending electronic engineering courses at Linkoping University, and in his spare time, he contributes to online educational platforms.
Based in San Jose, Rick writes news and analysis about the electronics industry and the engineering profession for EE Times. He is the editor of the Android, Internet of Things, Wireless/Networking, and Medical Designlines. He joined EE Times in 1992 as a Hong Kong based reporter and has served as editor in chief of EE Times and OEM Magazine.
Stephen Miles is a Research Affiliate at the Auto-ID Labs and the Center for Biomedical Innovation at MIT and a Principal Consultant in Auto-ID Serialization and Event Management Systems. He develops programs for multi-stakeholder exchange of big-data, including geo-located Electronic Product Code, sensor data, and video analytics/computational videography. He is committed to improving global communications across enterprises, industries, and international boundaries. His research interests include application programming interface (API) reference architectures to publish big-data sources, generating a stream of standardized metadata associated with content sources, and an open scalable framework that supports queries/search and event/alert notification based on rule sets.
Luke Miller (a.k.a. "theFPGAexpert"), an EE from Clarkson University, is a husband, father of six (soon to be seven), farmer, mathematician, inventor, and a Christian. He has designed ASICs for IBM and, over the past 13 years, has designed integrated systems for Lockheed Martin. His expertise is making FPGAs do what they are supposed to do – great things. Luke is now a consultant helping companies with DSP, FPGA, and system integration. His combination of skills and humor make for a refreshing mix in a so-called "politically correct" world. His passion is not only for electronics, but also for his fellow nerds.
Warren Miller (a.k.a. Dr. DSP) is not a real Doctor of DSP but has extensive experience in regard to programmable devices. He was one of the inventors of the 22V10 (back when bipolar was a technology, not a disorder) while he was at Advanced Micro Devices. He also worked at MMI and Actel in programmable device product planning and applications, authoring more than 100 conference papers, application notes, magazine articles, and user manuals. Warren has held director and VP-level positions managing a networking engineering team at AMD and the demand creation and FAE team in distribution for Marshall and Avnet. Currently, he is an independent consultant for www.wavefrontmarketing.com, providing technical marketing for semiconductor, IP, and tools companies.
Atar Mittal is director and general manager of the design and assembly division of Sierra Circuits, a manufacturer of printed circuit boards in Sunnyvale, Calif. He is responsible for the design and development of strategies and process automation tools for the fabrication and assembly of complex PCBs. Prior to joining Sierra Circuits, he held senior executive positions in R&D and technical marketing at computer hardware and software services companies in the United States and India. He holds a B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from IIT Kharagpur (India) and an MS degree from California State University-Hayward.
Fanny Mlinarsky has 28 years of experience developing data communication and test products. As President of octoScope (2006–present) she is responsible for the development of wireless test solutions. From 2001 to 2006 she was founder and CTO of Azimuth Systems, the leading wireless test equipment vendor of WiFi, WiMax, and LTE test systems. As VP of Engineering at Scope Communications (now Agilent), Fanny and her team developed network test equipment (1993–2001). She has published more than 50 articles and whitepapers on wireless technologies and standards and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences. She actively participates in industry standards development at IEEE and 3GPP.
Fred Molinari is President and CEO of Data Translation. During his 40 years as President, he has gone public, started another public company within Data Translation that was spun off, and gone full circle by going private. He holds an MBA, MSEE, and BSEE and views this academic learning as a wonderful experience. But central to his philosophy is the rough and tumble hard knocks that only come with being in the arena and fighting the battles.
William Murray has over 25 years of experience as an electrical engineer and product designer across the aerospace, wireless, telecom, semiconductor, printing, and medical device sectors. Among other projects, he is currently working on a method to make long car trips more comfortable for people with back pain through Lake Geneva Research, a non-profit bio-medical research startup. He has a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Chowdhary Musunuri joined Microsemi in 2012, bringing with him more than 16 years of experience in product development and technical leadership roles. Prior to joining Microsemi, he was the Technical Leader, R&D, Cisco Telepresence and also held several senior positions at IP Video Systems. Musunuri holds a Bachelor of Technology in electrical and electronics engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, India, and a Master's degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Arizona State University, USA.
Richard Nass is director of media/content, EE Times Group. His key responsibilities include setting the editorial direction for the various properties within EE Times Group, with a specific emphasis on design and products, as well the global Embedded Systems Conferences, ARM TechCon, DesignCon, and all custom events. Nass has been in the electronics OEM industry for over 20 years. Before taking on the his current role for EE Times Group, he oversaw the Embedded and Custom groups and the TechOnline DesignLine network of design engineering web sites. Prior to that, he spent six years as the editor-in-chief of Portable Design magazine, where he drove the editorial to new heights while launching a magazine and technical conference in China. Preceding that, Rich was a technology editor with Electronic Design magazine. Nass holds a BSEE degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The career of Ron Neale, as a researcher, process developer, and designer of solid-state memory devices, stretches back over 50 years. More recently he has been involved as a consultant, writer, and keen and critical observer of the latest memory developments. His EE Times Progress Reports on the state of play in memory developments have a large following. He has a number of firsts in memory device development and manufacture in the areas of phase change memory (PCM) and programmable read-only memory (PROM), including anti-fuzes and programmable VIAS. He holds 20 patents in the area of memory and programmable interconnect and is a member of The Institute of Physics and a Chartered Physicist.He is also qualified as both a mechanical and electronic engineer. As well as memory device development and research, Ron has also held senior positions in companies involved in computer development and the manufacture of semiconductor fabrication equipment, as well as serving a stint as editor of Electronic Engineering magazine.
Alfred Neves, Chief Technologist and Founder of Wild River Technology, has 33 years of experience in the design and application development of semiconductor products and capital equipment design focused on jitter and signal integrity analysis. He is involved with the signal integrity community as a consultant, high-speed system-level design manager, and engineer. Recent technical accomplishments include development of platforms to improve 3D electromagnetic correspondence to measure-based methods. Neves earned a Bachelor's degree in applied mathematics at the University of Massachusetts.
Angel Orrantia is the Business Development Director at SKTA Innopartners. A veteran of the semiconductor and hardware industry in diverse roles including IC design, technical lead for implanted medical device development, business development, corporate law, and IP litigation, Angel is now focused on reinvigorating the funding ecosystem for semiconductor and hardware to foster innovation in the Silicon Valley.
Rob Oshana is a distinguished member of technical staff and director of Global Software R&D for Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor. He is also an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University where he teaches graduate software engineering and embedded systems courses. He is editor of the upcoming book, Software Engineering for Embedded Systems from Elsevier. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aeva Palecek is a Software Engineer working for Aleph Objects, the libre hardware company that manufactures the LulzBot line of RepRap 3D printers. She volunteers teaching python programming at women's outreach events; she contributes to GNU MediaGoblin; she created a 3D printer automation system called Voxelpress; and she hacks on a plethora of random projects, both hardware and software.
Jon Peddie, one of the pioneers of the graphics industry, formed Jon Peddie Research (JPR) to provide consulting and market forecasting services. Peddie lectures at conferences on such topics as graphics technology and the emerging trends in digital media. He is also an author of several book, his most recent being The History of Visual Magic in Computers.
Grant A. Pierce co-founded Sonics Inc. in September 1996 and has served as CEO and President since March 1997 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since February 1997. Prior to co-founding Sonics, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President and General Manager for MicroUnity Systems Engineering Inc., a digital media and communications devices company, from 1990 to 1996. From 1988 to 1990, he was CFO at ParcPlace Systems, a company selling object-oriented software development environments. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Pierce served as Corporate Controller for MIPS Computer Systems Inc., a fabless semiconductor company. His extensive experience also includes work at Convergent Technologies Inc., ITT Qume, and Arthur Andersen and Co. He received a BS in business administration-accounting from California State University, Hayward, and is a former certified public accountant.
Mark Pitchford has more than 25 years' experience in software development for engineering applications. He has worked on many significant industrial and commercial projects in development and management, both in the UK and internationally, including extended periods in Canada and Australia. For the past 10 years, he has specialized in software test and works throughout Europe and beyond as a field applications engineer. Most of this work involves safety critical applications in such as the aerospace, automotive, and medical device sectors.
Timothy Puls is a product marketing engineer for transient voltage protection products at Semtech. Previously, he worked for National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments. He holds a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.
Rich Quinnell has been covering electronics technology for more than 15 years, reporting on topics such as semiconductors, embedded systems, communications, and test for EDN, TMW, and many other publications. Prior to becoming a technical journalist he had spent more than a decade as an embedded systems designer and engineering project manager for companies such as Matrix Imaging, Cooper LaserSonics, and the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). He has degrees in electrical engineering and applied physics, with additional graduate work in communications, computer design, and quantum electronics.
Srivatsan Raghavan is a Senior Architect at Vayavya Labs. He has 15+ years of software experience in the EDA tool development and modeling domains, primarily associated with the functional verification tool VCS in the area of mixed-language and mixed-signal verification. Srivatsan previously held engineering staff positions at Synopsys, AMD, and Texas Instruments. He has a Bachelor of Electronics from the University of Delhi and a Master of Computer Science and Automation from the Indian Institute of Science.
Susan Rambo is managing editor of Embedded.com and covers the Power Management Designline on EE Times. She has been managing editor on the print magazine Embedded Systems Programming (later renamed Embedded Systems Design) since 2002. While not an engineer, she's been editing articles about code for 10 years, and, as the daughter of a physicist, understands the engineering psyche.
Lars Reger is Vice President of Strategy, New Business and R&D, for the automotive business unit at NXP Semiconductors. In this role, he is responsible for developing new technologies and business opportunities around emerging growth areas, including telematics and car-to-X communications; NFC in the car; wireless charging; LED lighting; and software-defined radio.
After 15 years in business- and technical roles at National Semiconductor and VLSI Technology, Herb Reiter worked at Synopsys in 1998 and 1999 and drove, with his Semiconductor Vendor Team of 25 engineers, the integration of PrimeTime into all major ASIC vendors' flows. He also managed co-development of TSMC's reference flows 1 and 2, in addition to other programs. After two years at an EDA startup company (Barcelona Design) in 2000 and 2001, he founded his own company, eda 2 asic Consulting, Inc., and is now in his 12th year of introducing new technologies (EDA tools, silicon IP, process- and packaging technologies like FinFETs, SOI and 2.5 & 3D-ICs) to the big semiconductor vendors worldwide.
Martin Rowe served as technical editor and senior technical editor at Test & Measurement World for 20 years including three years as EDN Design Ideas editor. During that time, Martin covered a wide range of technologies and companies. Technologies included bench instruments such as oscilloscopes, meters, signal sources and their applications. His favorite applications for these instruments were high-speed signal measurements, basic measurements (voltage, current, power), calibration, and EMC/EMI/RFI. All of these apply directly to connectors and connectivity. From 2004 to 2012, Martin visited numerous companies to learn how engineers performed test. Visits included Bose, DeWalt, and Tyco Electronics (now TE Connectivity).
Martin's claim to fame comes from music, where he's written six songs about life as an engineer. It all started in 2006 with "The Measurement Blues," proving that you can write a blues about anything. Even connectors have made it into Martin's songs. "Below a GigaHertz" pays homage to engineers to whom working with signals below 1 GHz is ancient history. Martin has performed "The Measurement Blues" and "The Lab in the corner" live at IEEE EMC Symposia.
Martin holds a BSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Bentley College.
Dan Saks is president of Saks & Associates, a C/C++ training and consulting company. For more information about Dan, visit his website at www.dansaks.com. He also welcomes your feedback: email him at email@example.com.
Steve Sandler is the founder of AEi Systems, a US company specializing in the worst-case analysis and troubleshooting of satellite systems. He is also the founder of Picotest, a high-performance measurement company. Sandler has written several books related to SPICE modeling and simulation and is currently writing his fifth book for McGraw-Hill on high-performance measurement.
Steve Sargeant was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Marvin Test Solutions (MTS) and Vice President for Strategic Development for The Marvin Group in June 2012 after retiring from the US Air Force with the rank of Major General. With over 20 years of senior executive experience in all aspects of aerospace operations and testing in organizations ranging in size from 200 to 160,000 personnel, Sargeant's experience and background is helping MTS continue its growth as a global leader serving military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations.
Don Scansen spent more than a decade tearing down chips for a large reverse-engineering company. Seeking a more holistic view of technology and its associated business and intellectual property strategies, he founded SemiconDr Inc. where he deconstructs products and patents for his clients and news for readers of his Dew Point blog.
Frank Schirrmeister is senior director at Cadence Design Systems in San Jose, Calif., responsible for product management of the Cadence System Development Suite, accelerating system integration, validation, and bring-up with a set of four connected platforms for concurrent hardware/software design and verification. He has an MSEE from Technical University of Berlin.
Bill Schweber is an electronics engineer who has written three textbooks on electronic communications systems, as well as hundreds of technical articles, opinion columns, and product features. In past roles, he worked as a technical website manager for multiple EE Times sites and as both Executive Editor and Analog Editor at EDN. At Analog Devices, he was in marketing communications; as a result, he has been on both sides of the technical PR function, presenting company products, stories, and messages to the media and also as the recipient of these. Prior to the marcom role at Analog, Bill was Associate Editor of its respected technical journal, and also worked in its product marketing and applications engineering groups. Before those roles, he was at Instron Corp., doing hands-on analog- and power-circuit design and systems integration for materials-testing machine controls. He has a BSEE from Columbia University and an MSEE from the University of Massachusetts, is a Registered Professional Engineer, and holds an Advanced Class amateur radio license. He has also planned, written, and presented online courses on a variety of engineering topics, including MOSFET basics, ADC selection, and driving LEDs.
Ismini is an award-winning journalist who has been covering the electronics industry for nearly 18 years. She spent a majority of her career at EBN, where she broke business and semiconductor news, as well as helped create Electronics Buyers' Index (EBI), a monthly gauge of business conditions within the industry. Ismini has been acontributing editor for EE Times’s news and products sections for more than a decade. She is also a freelance writer for Electronics360, an online publication covering the business and technology of electronics, and has contributed articles to both EDN and Communications for the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). She resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Chris Shore is training manager at ARM Ltd., where he is responsible for all ARM's customer training, delivering more than 160 courses worldwide every year. Courses cover chip design and software development for all ARM's current IP and tools products.
Kurt Shuler has developed extensive IP, semiconductor, and software marketing in the mobile, consumer, and enterprise segments, working for Intel and Texas Instruments. Prior to his entry into technology, he served in the US Air Force Special Operations Forces.
Tobias Strauch is an HW/FPGA/EDA freelance contractor based in Munich, Germany. He is also the founder of EDAptix, which offers a variety of EDA hardware and software tools. Prior to this, he worked for Aptix and LSI Logic and also was an FAE for the ChipIt Prototyping System (now Synopsys). His main interests are FPGA-based prototyping systems, timing-driven RTL partitioning, and cycle-accurate, model-based virtual prototyping. For the last few years, Tobias has been working on system hyper-pipelining (SHP), which is a technology to multiply the functionality of IP cores. He believes that this technology offers promising advantages over existing multi-core approaches.
Will Strauss is an internationally known electronics market research analyst and is wellknown for his studies of wireless chip markets. He is considered the leading authority on digital signal processing (DSP) market trends. He has degrees in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and business from Southern Methodist University, and has worked in electronic design, marketing, sales, and market research positions. Will was formerly Executive Vice President of In-Stat Inc. and prior to that he was Vice President of Market Research for Integrated Circuit Engineering (ICE) Corp. He held earlier positions with General Instrument Microelectronics, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Collins Radio Company.
Bruce Swanson is a Technical Marketing Engineer in the Silicon Test Solutions division at Mentor Graphics. He received an MS in applied information management from the University of Oregon and a BS in computer engineering from North Dakota State University. Bruce has over 20 years of experience in EDA and computer hardware design, and has published numerous industry articles and conference papers.
Steve Taranovich is a senior technical editor at EDN with 40 years of experience in the electronics industry. Steve received his MSEE from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, and his BEEE from New York University, Bronx, New York. He is also chairman of the Educational Activities Committee for IEEE Long Island. His expertise is in analog with a diverse embedded processing education as it relates to analog design from his years at Burr-Brown and Texas Instruments. Steve was a circuit design engineer for his first 16 years in electronics. He then served as one of the first field application engineers with Burr-Brown Corp and also became one of their first global account managers, traveling to Europe, India and China.
Adam Taylor is a senior specialist engineer at Europe's leading space company, Astrium, where he has a dual role as leader of the electronic design group and as a responsible engineer leading product development. He has spent the last 12 years developing both hardware and FPGA solutions for radar, safety critical systems, and thermal imaging, among others. Adam now focuses on space-based telecommunications and cryptographic processors, and he is interested in reliable design methods upon which he intends to write a book (if he ever gets around to it). He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and he holds a First Class Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Sheffield Hallam University.
Ann Thryft has written for EDN, RTC Magazine, COTS Journal, NIkkei Electronics Asia, EE Times, Computer Design, and Electronic Buyers' News. She introduced readers to several emerging trends: early mobile phone architectures, set-top box system design, open network server and switch/router architectures, software-defined radio, and RFID. At EBN Ann won two independently judged Editorial Excellence awards for Best Technology Feature. Currently, she is a Contributing Technical Editor for Test & Measurement World, and assists in researching and writing reports for In-Stat. She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Stanford University and a Certified Business Communicator certificate from the Business Marketing Association (formerly B/PAA).
Brian Toohey is president and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the voice of the US semiconductor industry. Joining the association in 2010, he brings more than two decades of experience and knowledge in both federal and international affairs as well as working in innovative technology, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. At SIA, Toohey is responsible for setting and leading the public policy agenda and serving as the primary advocate for maintaining US leadership in semiconductor design and manufacturing.
Pablo has been involved in International Business for 20+ years - mostly in Europe, working for multinationals.Now he spends some of his time in Europe, both in Spain and the UK, while keeping a foot in the Boston area. He publishes the blog "The New Global Enterprise", focusing on new business technologies, markets, and international challenges. Pablo holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University. His expertise is in IT Consulting, International Operations and Business Development. He provides consulting for large and medium businesses and develops channels for companies from abroad. Pablo loves the challenge of complex negotiations, developing business from scratch, and penetrating difficult markets.
Mike is President of Washington Laboratories and Director of American Certification Body. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of EMC evaluation and product approvals and has overseen the development of engineering services companies in the US, Europe and Asia. Mike is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL), RABQSA and on the advisory board for the International Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (iNARTE). He is President and Chair of the Maryland-China Business Council. Mike is a Professional Engineer, registered in the State of Virginia. He has given numerous presentations on compliance topics and is a regular contributor to technical and trade magazines.
Colin Walls has over 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, largely dedicated to embedded systems software. A frequent presenter at conferences and seminars and author of numerous technical articles and two books on embedded software, he is anembedded software technologist in the Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division and is based in the UK. Colin's regular blog is located at http://blogs.mentor.com/colinwalls, and he may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elecia White has worked on DNA scanners, inertial measurement units for airplanes and race cars, toys for preschoolers, a gunshot location system for catching criminals, and assorted other medical and consumer devices. She is the author of O'Reilly's Making Embedded Systems and founder of Logical Elegance, an embedded software consulting company based in San Jose, Calif. Elecia has developed strong skills in signal processing, hardware integration, complex system design and performance. Having been through FAA and FDA certification processes, she understands the importance of producing quality designs and how they lead to quality implementations. She has spent several years in management roles but enjoys hands-on engineering and the thrill of delivering excellent products. While continuing to provide leadership and mentoring, she prefers to focus on the technical aspects of a project. A graduate of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif., Elecia enjoys sharing her passion for science, engineering, and interesting gizmos, particularly how these things can make the world a better place.
Formerly the editorial director of ESD magazine, Embedded.com, and Embedded Systems Conferences, Ron Wilson now works for Altera. *He has over 38 years of experience in the electronics industry. He held a variety of editorial positions within EE Times from 1991 to 2006. Wilson also served as a writer and the publisher of ISD Magazine and has written and edited for EDN Magazine and Computer Design. Wilson also has experience in design engineering, evaluation, customer training, market research, product marketing and marketing management. In addition, Wilson's work has been published in a variety of media, including newspaper and magazine articles, portions of two books on electronics and a long-running Blog on SoC design for EDN. Additionally, Wilson is a pioneer in the electronics marketplace. He created the first virtual event in 2002 entitled "SOC-Online" and created the EETimes Industry Challenge series addressing key issues in electronics which incorporated research, print online and live events. *per EETimes press release date July 1, 2010.
Alex is Content Director of Design News. Previously, he was Editor-in-Chief of InformationWeek.com. In his more than two decades in the electronics and mechanical engineering sectors, he has served as Managing Editor of Mechanical Engineering magazine and written for Byte.com, McGraw-Hill's Electronics magazine, and IEEE Spectrum. He spent the 1990s at UBM's Electronic Engineering Times, where he broke the nationally known story of Intel's Pentium floating-point division bug in 1994. Alex has appeared as an industry analyst on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and MSNBC. He's a frequent panelist and moderator at industry conferences and holds a degree in electrical engineering from Cooper Union. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Woppman has led ASSET InterTech since it became a company independent of Texas Instruments in 1995. Named a finalist for EDN Magazine's "Innovator of the Year" Award in 2009, his vision has been responsible for ASSET's pioneering position in open tools for embedded instrumentation. He has established the ASSET ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments as a leading technology in the test-and-measurement industry. He has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BSIE from the University of South Florida.
Kenneth Wyatt is an independent consultant and specialist in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) design, test and troubleshooting. He holds degrees in biology and electronic engineering and has worked as an product development engineer for 10 years at various aerospace firms on projects ranging from DC-DC power converters to RF and microwave systems for shipboard and space systems. For over 20 years, he worked as a senior EMC engineer and test center manager for Hewlett- Packard and Agilent Technologies in Colorado Springs where he provided comprehensive EMC design and troubleshooting services.
In The EMC Blog, he discusses issues, trends, EMC design, and product troubleshooting techniques. One specialty is his use of do-it-yourself probes and use of low-cost test equipment and measurement techniques for evaluating EMC issues on the workbench.
He is a senior member of the IEEE and a long time member of the EMC Society where he has served as their official photographer.
Olga Yashkova focuses on test and monitoring of next-generation services and analyzing emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in the telecom test & measurement and service assurance industries. Since joining Frost & Sullivan in 2005, Olga Yashkova has completed research studies and consulting projects on the wireless test equipment market, the LTE test & monitoring equipment market, the service assurance market, and many others.
Zewde Yeraswork is an associate editor on EE Times, where he covers semiconductor news and trends. A former associate editor at UBM's CRN/Everything Channel in San Francisco, where he wrote about the semiconductor industry from a channel perspective, Zewde has worked and studied in a number of different fields - education, development, history, literature, and technology among others - and has lived in several countries in America, Europe, and Africa. He is fluent in French and Amharic and has a BA in English and History and an MA in modern thought and literature from Stanford University in California. He is based in New York City.
Former beat reporter, bureau chief, and editor in chief of EE Times, Junko Yoshida now spends a lot of her time covering the global electronics industry with a particular focus on China. Her beat has always been emerging technologies and business models that enable a new generation of consumer electronics. She is now adding the coverage of China’s semiconductor manufacturers, writing about machinations of fabs and fabless manufacturers. In addition, she covers automotive, Internet of Things, and wireless/networking for EE Times' Designlines. She has been writing for EE Times since 1990.