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 Expert  720721

Expert in Integrated Circuits, Electronics, Sensors, and Systems


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
USA
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Expert has 35 years' experience in integrated circuits, electronics, start-up and management. He authored 70 papers, 11 patents, 2 books, and received 2 national awards (IR-100 and Best Paper). Expert is available as a consultant and interim executive. He has worked at Goodrich, Honeywell, Sperry Univac, and the University of Minnesota. He has also been an adjunct faculty in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Expert.

Specialties: Integrated circuits (IC's), chip design, electronics, start-up, management, and business administration. He taught courses in electronics, digital circuits, control & automation lab, system implementation, system insertion of gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology, GaAs technology, and charge coupled devices (CCD's). He received a best paper award in GaAs microsensor systems.

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custom integrated circuit

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SPICE simulation software

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radio frequency integrated circuit

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active electronic element

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aerospace electronics science

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applied electronics science

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amplitude-modulated sensor

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biomedical sensor

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capacitive sensor design

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business development

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business startup

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project management


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   P.D.R.P.   Electrical Engineering   University of Minnesota  
1980   M.E.E.   Electrical Engineering   University of Minnesota  
1977   B.E.E.   Electrical Engineering   University of Minnesota  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to 2020

 

Expert's Firm

 

Chip Design

 

President, Chief Engineer, Consultant

 

Expert founded this eponymous company specializing in chip design, communication IC's, and microsystems. He has developed wireless, wireline, and fiber-optic transceivers (transmitters and receivers). He developed microsensor systems including microsensors/micromachines, trans-impedance amplifiers, readout electronics, analog to digital converters, and digital signal processors. Surveyed several semiconductor foundries. He developed silicon analog chips for a large commercial company. He is responsible for formulating the business and technical direction for the company, and for its development. He obtained and has been successfully performing on several contracts, grants, and IR&D projects. The largest contracts to date are $400K from a large commercial company, $750K from DoD and $500K from NASA, and the largest grant is $260K from NSF. Expert coordinates on an average of 12 professionals that include subcontractors.

1980 to 1989

 

Honeywell, Inc.

 

Systems and Research Center

 

Principal Research Scientist

 

In the microelectronics and microsystems science area, Expert performed IC design and device modeling of Si bipolar VLSI/VHSIC digital chips in ISL and CML, and unipolar analog chips in CCD, MOS, and CMOS mux/readout/signal processing for IR-FPA sensors. He developed silicon ICs including a VLSI/VHSIC electro-optical signal processor and controller chip set, four bipolar gate arrays, two ROMs, one static RAM and analog MOS/CMOS chips. He designed and modeled GaAs analog and digital devices using depletion- and enhancement-mode MESFETs and heterojunctions. Expert developed GaAs IC's including five gate arrays, two static RAM's, three A/D and four D/A converters, analog IC's, and MMIC's. The highest frequency was at 35 GHz (Ka band). He worked on opto-electronics integrated circuits, designed a multiplexer and a driver for interfacing with an on-chip laser, and worked on a phase locked loop for a microwave transceiver. Expert also worked on signal processing of electro-optical systems, electronic warfare, and computer architectures for chip integration and insertion. He was principal investigator and/or program manager on several projects.

1977 to 1980

 

Sperry Univac

 

General & Storage Technology

 

Associate Engineer

 

Expert performed logic design and test of computer memory modules, and integrated circuit design and test of silicon bipolar LSI gate arrays for high performance CPUs.

1976 to 1977

 

University of Minnesota

 

Biology Science Center

 

Research Assistant

 

Assisted a professor and graduate students in performing research experiments in biology and biochemistry.

2005 to 2006

 

Goodrich Corp.

 

Advanced Sensors Technical Center

 

R & D Manager

 

Projects included laser perimeter awareness systems (LPAS), joint-unmanned combat air systems (J-UCAS), actuator combustion control systems (ACCS), intelligent micro flight control system (IMFCS), future video surveillance devices (visible, infrared, sensor fusion) and rugged cargo camera window, energy harvesting, wireless communication for aircraft, exploratory projects, and electronics & systems for micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS & MOEMS) sensors and actuators (accelerometer, gyroscope, torque, microphone, fuel flow, etc.).


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert has been a member of IEEE since 1980.

Licenses/Certifications

FlexNet Faculty Certification by University of Phoenix in 2006.

Professional Appointments

He was the Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems from 1988-1991. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and was Session Chair for several IEEE Conferences. He was a Lecturer for University of Minnesota's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department on electronics, integrated circuits and microsystems at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He served on the Technical Program Committee for GaAs IC Symposium ('99-'01), was Chair of the Digital, Time Domain and OEIC Subcommittee, and was Chair of Communication Sessions. He organized and moderated panels on "Industry Roadmap to 40 Gb/s" and "40 Gb/s IC's.” He was Guest Editor for a special issue on High-Speed Circuits for IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, September 2001. He was an Adjunct Professor for U. of St. Expert School of Engineering in control systems and automation laboratory. FlexNet Faculty Certification by University of Phoenix in 2006.

Awards/Recognition

Expert received Excellence awards from Honeywell, the State of Minnesota, and national organizations. He received the IR-100 Award for a product on GaAs Gate Array with On-Chip RAM. He received the Best Paper Award for a paper on GaAs-Based Microsensor Systems (GOMAC'98).


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He is the author of 11 patents and over 70 papers, the author of an IEEE videotape short course on System Insertion of GaAs Technology, and the Editor of a book on Compound Semiconductor ICs for World Scientific Publishing, April 2003.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - World Scientific Publishing Co.  
 - Air Force Research Laboratory Mixed-Signal Seminar at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base  
 - Government Microcircuit Applications Conference (GOMAC)  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1980 to 2005   NASA DoD   Contractor and consultant   Expert Truong Expert has 35 years experience in integrated circuits, electronics, start-up and management. He authored 70 papers, 11 patents, 2 books, and received 2 national awards (IR-100 and Best Paper). Expert is available as a consultant and interim executive. He worked at topvu.com, Goodrich, Honeywell, Sperry Univac, and University of Minnesota. He has also been an adjunct faculty in electrical and computer engineering at Univ. of Minnesota and Univ. of St. Expert. Specialties: Integrated circuits (IC's), chip design, electronics, start-up, management, and business administration. He taught courses in electronics, digital circuits, control & automation lab, system implementation, system insertion of gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology, GaAs technology, and charge coupled devices (CCD's). He received a best paper award in GaAs microsensor systems

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has 35 years' experience in digital, analog and microwave integrated circuits, electronics, sensors, computers, software, and systems.
  • Expert has 15 years' experience in start-up, management of project and technology, and business administration (business plan, marketing & sale, finance, human resource, etc.).
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in B2B chip design for ASIC and FPGA design.
  • Expert for consulting on Microwave Engagement *KR
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has been a Technical Staff Expert for ORC International (prior as Teltech, Guideline, Intota, etc.), 1993-present.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in internet advertising.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1970 to   Vietnam, France, Japan, China, ...   Expert has been a teacher, tutor, contractor, and consultant to many of these companies and organizations.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Vietnamese   Mother tongue
French   He can read and write French.

Market Research:
Expert has 15 years' experience in start-up, management of project and technology, and business administration (business plan, marketing & sale, finance, human resource, etc.).

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Lectured at the microelectronic workshops on various semiconductor technologies and microsystems organized by the Honeywell Solid State Electronics Center, since 1985. He is an author of an IEEE videotape short course on System Insertion of GaAs Technology, and was a Lecturer for the University of Minnesota's Electrical Engineering Department on electronics, integrated circuits and microsystems at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was an Adjunct Professor for U. of St. Expert School of Engineering in control systems and automation laboratory. FlexNet Faculty Certification by University of Phoenix in 2006.

Business Executive Programs at College of St. Thomas, and at Dartmouth College in 1989, 96 and 97. Program Management in 2006 and 1984. Mini Medical School programs at U of MN. MedTech Trends seminar series organized by Oppenheimer from 2003-2010. Leadership Breakfast Series and Executive Seminars from 2004-present organized by LBL, UST, USM, UMN & MEDA. Attended several seminars and conferences on advanced electronics and business administration.

Other Skills and Services

He has 15 years' experience in start-up, management of project and technology, and business administration (business plan, marketing & sale, finance, human resource, etc.).


 

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