Hello

This is my professional resume which encapsulates my skills, employment history,
and successful products during 30+ years in the elecronics industry.


Skills & Employment History

Engineering, Technical Management, and Market Development

- In-depth knowledge of Computer, Consumer Electronics, and Communications Products.

- Expertise in Personal Computer Archutecture, Wireless Communications, Power Line Networking, Mobile, Digital Video, Graphics, Imaging, and Embedded Systems.

- Outstanding knowledge of Semiconductor Technology, Systems/Device Level Hardware & Software. Excellent understanding of RF, Analog, and Digital Electronics.

- Well versed in Business Development and International Electronics Industry ecosystems.
Extensive world-wide travel with a proven track record with major accounts in the US, Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia.

- Superior verbal/written communications skills. Comfortable presenting to senior management, customers, investors, and at industry conferences.

- 15 yrs. of Technical Management experience. 15 yrs. of System Level Design experience.


Valwin Consulting - Principle Jan. 2009 - Present

Design Consulting venture focused on market research, specification, and development of connectivity and visualization technologies. Programs include a bluetooth IR transmitter controlled by a smartphone, wireless streaming media controllers, and power-line to multiport ethernet hubs.

InSilica Inc. - Director of Applications Engineering Aug. 2007 - Dec. 2008

Responsible for world-wide applications engineering/support of multimedia and imaging platforms. Working closely with Field Sales, retained TAK Imaging’s customer base without disruption in revenue streams and secured new design wins in the US and Asia.

Oversaw the smooth transfer of IP from TAK Imaging’s technical assets. Developed & executed strategy combining acquired IP with InSilica's ASIC portfolio creating a customizable class of ASSPs & CSICs. Conducted training for field sales and customers on multimedia, mobile imaging, and print imaging products. Coordinated venture capital activities and trade shows.

TAK Imaging Corp. - Director of Applications EngineeringNov. 2004 – June 2007

Responsible for applications engineering, customer design-in, and technical sales of multimedia and print imaging system-on-chip ASSPs. Integral member of technical sales team securing design-wins among major printer OEMs and ODMs in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, and Europe.

Oversaw the generation of technical collateral including reference designs, demonstration vehicles, product documentation, and presentations. Conducted product training, solicited customer feedback, and gathered competitive intelligence for new product specifications and road maps. Coordinated trade shows and presented at industry conferences.

Oren Semiconductor Corp. - Field Applications EngineerJan. 2003 – Nov. 2004

Responsible for pre-sales and design-in support of terrestrial and cable channel decoder semiconductor products for the US & Canada.

Designed a ATSC/QAM receiver reference design that was deployed by HP for use on their Microsoft Media Center PC products. Specified software APIs to enable customers to integrate their device drivers and application software to Oren’s firmware. Coordinated and conducted terrestrial and cable system field trials at various sites across North America.

Intellon Corporation - Director of Applications Engineering Feb. 2001 – Nov. 2001

Established and directed a multi-disciplined, multi-site organization performing systems engineering & field applications for power line communications and networking products.

Participated in pre-sales activities, product evangelization, training, customer design-in support, and oversaw the Home Plug standards organization technical working group. Managed the development of USB & Ethernet PLC reference designs and other market collateral including hardware device drivers, applications notes, and documentation.

LSI Logic Corp - Various Positions. May 1992 – Feb. 2001

As Field Applications Engineer in the Consumer Products Division, I did pre-sales and design-in support of system on a chip semiconductor products including digital cameras, DVD Players, and cable/satellite digital receiver platforms.

As Product Applications Manager in the PC Strategic Business Unit I managed a team of engineers investigating, specifying, and validating emerging standards for adoption into LSI’s intellectual properties portfolio.

As Engineering Manager for the Headland Division, I ran a group designing mobile and graphics reference platforms. I successfully managed the design of a high performance graphics subsystem, a symmetrical multi-processor card, and several x86 based reference designs for desktop and portable computers.

Poqet Computers - Principle Engineer Oct. 1991 – May 1992

Designed a wireless cell based communications peripheral which went into one of the first pocket sized connected computers introduced.

Epson America Inc. - Senior Hardware Engineer Aug. 1989 – Oct. 1991

Lead engineer on the team that developed the Equity Plus Series of desktop personal computers based on Intel 80386/486 processors. Designed a PCI graphics card using a TI imaging processor.

Atari Corp., Atari Inc. - Development Engineer Oct. 1980 – Aug. 1989

Participated in the design and evolution of three distinctive home computer product lines based on 6502, 68000, and x86 CPU architectures.

Designed multiple FPGA/PLDs, Memory modules; an EGA/VGA graphics subsystem; and a NTSC/PAL RF modulator. Developed Bell 103, 212A and CCITT V.22bis modems, created a software development platform used by ISPs to develop and debug video games software, and designed a line of game cartridges for use on home computers.

Product Portfolio

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Education & Interests

Formal Education

University of California at Berkeley: 1 1/2 years Electrical Engineering in the Computer Sciences (EECS). San Jose State University: 1 year towards BA Mathematics

Professional Education

- High Speed Circuit Design (Stanford SITN) - Digital Communications: Modulation Theory & Practice (Stanford SITN) - MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 Video, Audio, and Systems; (DR. Kristine Kneib: KNK Seminars) - Spectrum Analyzer Programming & Control (HP) - OrCAD Schematic Capture (Cadence Systems) - Allegro PCB CAD Tools (Cadence Systems) - Introduction to VHDL (Synopsys) - Windows Hardware Driver Archutecture (WINHEC) - ARM Software Development (IAR Systems) - iPhone Application Development (Stanford University; iTunes U) - The Future of the Internet (Stanford University; iTunes U) - Presentations Skills I & II (LSI Logic) - Japanesse Business Culture (LSI Logic)

Hobbies

- HTML Programming, Web Page Design - Building & Overclocking Personal Computers - Networked Home Digital Audio/Video - Big Screen Home Theater - Life Long Learning