Electrical engineer and computer scientist with extensive technical skills in both digital electronics and software and a track record of delivering successful silicon and system designs. Has designed and verified a variety of semiconductors including System-on-Chips (SoC), ASICs, and FPGAs. Specialized technical expertise includes memory controllers (SDRAM, DDR), high-speed communication interfaces (PCIe, SATA, USB), wireless devices, and other processor peripherals.

Formal Education

  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of California
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of California
  • MBA, Golden Gate University

Career Highlights

  • While director of digital design at a communications semiconductor company, led a technical team of six in the digital architecture and implementation of an ASIC design for 10G Ethernet over twisted pair
  • Former AMD chip designer who developed a floating-point unit pipeline, various modules for the K6 microprocessor, and the writeback cache microcode for an Intel-compatible Am486 chip
  • Designer of various other semiconductors, including for 802.11 WiFi wireless networking, DOCSIS cable modems, and bus, cache, and memory interface controllers
  • Named inventor on about a dozen issued U.S. patents including for novel designs interfacing memories to optimize processor performance

Expert Qualifications

  • Specialist in source code and electronics design reviews who has consulted on patent litigations in each of the major venues
  • Reviewed hardware design HDL source code for GPU chips and submitted an expert report to the U.S. International Trade Commission in a patent infringement action against Samsung and Qualcomm
  • Consulting expert for Oracle in relation to alleged Java API copyright infringement by Google in U.S. District Court for Northern California
  • Reviewed Verilog and C++ source code for a financial markets trading accelerator FPGA and assisted the testifying expert in report drafting
  • Submitted expert declaration in Inter Partes Review (IPR) at PTAB in relation to a patent for buffered DRAM technology
  • Consulting expert on Bitcoin technology for an arbitration