Top Embedded Innovations Winners Announced! Silicon: It's a tie: Beagleboard and Minnowboard; Software: Intelligent Network Platform; Strategies: PSoC 4 Programmable System-on-Chip.
2013 Most Influential Women in Embedded: Victoria Mitchell, Director of SoC Software Engineering, Altera Corporation
Victoria (Vicki) Mitchell manages the worldwide embedded software team at Altera. Her group is responsible for models and simulation, development tools, and OS enablement for Altera’s microprocessor subsystems. She is responsible for the build-out of the software function at the Austin Technology Center. Vicki has more than 25 years of experience in low-level, systems software, mostly at semiconductor companies such as Cirrus Logic, SigmaTel, and IDT. Vicki holds a BS in Software Engineering from Colorado Technical University.
Josh Lee is President and CEO of Uniquify in San Jose, California. With two cofounders, he bootstrapped Uniquify into what is now a thriving IP and chip design and manufacturing services business collectively referred to as “ideas2silicon.” The team has deep expertise in the specification, design, implementation, and manufacturing of complex SoCs. Lee and the team also built a comprehensive design management system, Perseus, used to manage all SoC projects at Uniquify. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.
2013 Most Influential Women in Embedded: Weili Dai, Cofounder, Vice President, and General Manager of Communications and Consumer Business, Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Weili Dai is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world today. Widely considered a technology visionary, she is the only woman cofounder of a global semiconductor company, and since it began in 1995, she has helped Marvell rise to become one of the top semiconductor companies in the world. For her contributions to technology, Newsweek named her among the “150 Women Who Shake the World,” Forbes named her one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” and UC Berkeley selected her as the first woman commencement speaker at the College of Engineering graduation ceremony in May 2012.
2013 Top Embedded Innovators: Darren Humphrey, Sr. Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, DiSTI
Since 1994, Darren Humphrey has led research and development at DiSTI as Chief Technology Officer. He developed the flagship product, GL Studio, which has since grown to a suite of industry standard HMI tools, including products for safety-critical and embedded applications. He also advises DiSTI clients on integrating HMI technology and is the software architect for the company’s commercial products. Darren holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida.
Adnan Hamid is CEO of Breker Verification Systems and the inventor of its core technology. He has more than 20 years of experience in functional verification automation. Prior to founding Breker in 2003, he managed AMD’s System Logic Division and led its verification team. Hamid worked at Cadence Design Systems, serving a system-level verification expert. He holds nine patents in test case generation and synthesis. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jane (Jenny) Donaldson started Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. in 1982 with Bob Donaldson and Lawrence Marshall, Jr., serving as the company’s first president. Annapolis performed custom engineering: software for ground stations for Comsat, point-of-sale terminals for Schlumberger, medical instruments, contract assembly for IBM, and ASIC design for Atmel, in addition to touch technology work with IBM fellow Evon Greanias. In 1994, Jenny guided the company’s transition from custom engineering to FPGA-based products. She has a BA in Philosophy and a minor in English from the University of Washington and took Computer Science classes in the late 1970s at the University of Maryland.
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2012's Top Embedded Silicon Innovator, Zvi Or-Bach of MonolithIC 3D, offers his take on silicon and the outlook of embedded fabs in a Top Innovator interview with Embedded Computing Design.
2012 Top Embedded Innovator – Software: Sebastien Marineau-Mes, Senior VP of Engineering, QNX Software Systems
2012's Top Embedded Software Innovator, Sebastian Marineau-Mes of QNX Software Systems, gives his perspective on embedded software and projects its role in the embedded space over the next decade in this Top Innovator Q&A.
2012 Top Embedded Innovator – Strategies: Dr. Kwok Wu, Head of Embedded Software and Systems Solutions, Freescale Semiconductor
2012's Top Embedded Strategies Innovator, Dr. Kwok Wu of Freescale Semiconductor, shares strategic insight on what the next 10 years hold for embedded engineering in a Top Innovator interview with Embedded Computing Design.
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