Matt Felder worked for 9 years at SigmaTel designing CMOS analog circuitry for single chip MP3 players and FM receivers. Since June 2009 he has been with Maxim Integrated Products designing low power audio circuitry. Matt is a senior member of IEEE and was a founding member of the Central Texas Chapter of the Solid State Circuits Society. He has 26 issued patents and 14 pending patents.

Josh Friedrich led power estimation and reduction efforts on the POWER7TM chip. He also played a key role in defining the chip infrastructure and closing the design methodology. On past POWERTM processors, Josh has led hardware characterization, memory subsystem circuit development, and the design of core execution units. Josh is currently heading circuit development on one of IBM’s future designs.

Dr. Ramin K. Poorfard received his Ph.D. from University of Toronto in 1995. Consequently, he joined Bell Labs in March of 1995 where he was involved in the GSM base-band product development for cellular phones. In 1999, he was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. In July of 2000, he joined Silicon Laboratories Inc. in Austin TX where he worked on ADSL products and more recently on Satellite receiver front ends. Since, Jan. 2007, Dr. Poorfard was promoted to the rank Principal Designer managing the design of Satellite receiver line of products. Dr. Poorfard’s interests are RF IC architectures and their building block integrations as well as mixed-signal design.

Dr. Betty Prince is CEO of Memory Strategies International and has 35 years engineering experience in the semiconductor industry. She is author of several books in the semiconductor memory area. She is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and an IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer. She has been active in standardization and has been on the Technical Advisory Board of several memory companies. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas with doctoral dissertation on fractal modeling.