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 Expert  726009

Expert in Analog IC Design, Mixed-signal IC Design, Off-shore Engineering, High-Speed Interfaces

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Electronics engineering professional with over twenty-five years experience. Various individual contributor, technical leadership and management roles were performed including integrated circuit and system design, engineering management, business development, marketing management and research management primarily in the analog/mixed-signal design field. Major strengths include detailed technical knowledge in the area of analog/mixed-signal IC design, overall broad IC-related technical knowledge, strategic vision, leadership and communication.

circuit integration


custom integrated circuit


electronic device design


electronics design engineering


integrated circuit


integrated circuit selection


integrated-circuit design


integrated-circuit manufacturing




monolithic integrated circuit design


semiconductor chip

He has worked as a consultant in intellectual property cases involving offense/defense and patent infringement and validation.

intellectual property




patent infringement


patentability evaluation

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1986   PhD   Electrical Engineering   UC Berkeley  
1981   MS   Electrical Engineering   UC Berkeley  
1980   BS   Electrical Engineering   University of Michigan - Ann Arbor   Magna Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to






Consultant in the areas of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit design, intellectual property, business development, low-cost region outsourcing and design engineering management.

2004 to 2008




Engineering Manager


The position is responsible for the design and development of test and product ICs for use in future test instruments. Managed global 40+ person organization including analog/mixed-signal design, package design and signal integrity, test and characterization.

2003 to 2004


Maxim Semiconductor


Business Manager


The position is responsible for the operational amplifier and comparator product line with annual revenue of $70M. Duties included new product business plans and definitions, customer relations, and product pricing and delivery.

1997 to 2003


Cadence Design


Engineering Group Director


2002-2003: Responsible for overall IP product development. The IP product development organization was the industry leading supplier of networking-related IP as measured by Gartner Dataquest. Total IP revenue was in excess of $12M. IP developed in areas of PCI Express, OIF and encryption standards. The organization was run as a profit/loss center.

1997-2002: Total responsibility for the Cary, North Carolina Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Center. As Director built Cadence's analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit design center in Cary, North Carolina. Center built from the ground up yielding a fully functioning organization. Center included 35 design engineers, mask designers, program management and HR. Accomplished in less than two years.

Center provided analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit design services yielding complete integrated circuits for its customers. Designs were typically built in CMOS technology down to 0.13um. Application areas included communication transceivers and smart-power applications.

An extensive international customer base was developed in support of center and other centers within the organization. Customers included 10 top 25 integrated circuit companies by revenue, three of top four programmable device companies by revenue, and top three Japanese semiconductor companies.

1996 to 1997


Semiconductor Research Corporation




As both the Director for Design Sciences and the Director of Factory Sciences organizations the total research budget managed exceeded $6M. Research in integrated circuit design and manufacturing were directed for SRC's member companies. This required driving consensus decisions among representatives of the SRC member companies. Further responsibilities included technology roadmap development, investment planning, program management, customer management and Sematech Technical Advisory Board member membership.

1986 to 1996


North Carolina State University


Associate Professor w/Tenure


As a researcher and educator was internationally recognized for work in the areas of integrated circuit design, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. Over 100 papers, conference presentations, panel discussions and invited presentations. Research funding obtained from Sematech, SRC, NSF, Analog Devices, Harris and other individual company and government sources.

Career Accomplishments:

Member IEEE, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi

Professional Appointments

Past Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing Reviewer for several IEEE Journals and Conferences on IC design, CAD and manufacturing

Publications and Patents Summary

Over 100 papers, conference presentations, panel discussions and invited presentations 3 US Patents

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Technical expert representing customers in direct technical/business intellectual property licensing meetings.
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.

Market Research:
Knowledgable of semiconductor industry trends and their impact on the design and cost of analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits. Former participant on the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors.

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:

10+ years of experience in developing and delivering courses in the areas of analog and mixed-signal IC design.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

10+ years of experience in finding and evaluating vendors in the areas of IC fabrication, intellectual property, packaging and test.

Other Skills and Services

Past experience in business and intellectual property valuation.


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