Consulting electrical engineer with four decades of experience in design of semiconductors. Has specialized technical expertise in software systems for electronic design automation (EDA) and design, modeling, and simulation of integrated circuits. Experience spans digital and analog circuits as well as their RF/microwave counterparts, use of the Verilog and VHDL hardware description languages, synthesis of digital ICs such as flash memory controllers, and analysis and verification of metal interconnects and related process technologies.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Career Highlights

  • Founded and led three startups in the EDA tools space in the 80s and 90s, including one that was acquired by Cadence
  • Recipient of a Fortune Magazine “Cool Company” award for one of those startups and Electronic Products “New Product of the Year” for another
  • Author of more than fifty articles in the fields of circuit design and design automation, including technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings
  • Managed a U.S. Navy-sponsored program to develop high productivity techniques for manufacture of microwave components
  • Designed and produced the world’s first GaAsMESFET amplifiers to be delivered in production quantities
  • Named inventor on three issued U.S. patents relating to extraction of parasitic impedance from integrated circuits

Expert Qualifications

  • Appointed as a technology neutral to the Superior Court of Santa Clara to explain technology issues relating to electronic production in a dispute between Apple Computer and its resellers
  • Testifying expert at the U.S. Patent Office in IPR (Inter Parte Review), CBM (Covered Business Method), and ex-parte re-exam proceedings
  • Testifying expert in litigation between HP and Acer regarding alleged infringement of circuit design patents, including analysis of IC designs
  • Expert witness for plaintiffs and defendants in a range of U.S. District Court cases alleging IP infringement connected to technologies used by companies including AT&T, Cray, Freescale, GoDaddy, Google, Intel, Lexmark, LSI Logic, On Semi, Panasonic, Samsung, Sandisk, and Xilinx