Steve brings over 30 years of broad technology experience developing programmable solutions for many markets including wired and wireless communications, industrial, automotive and test and measurement. He is a 20-year Xilinx executive, most recently serving as Corporate Vice President, Customer Technology Deployment and leading the Worldwide Technical Sales and Support team since 2012. Prior to that, he held a wide range of leadership positions, including Vice President and GM, Advanced Products Division, and Vice President of Product Development. Steve was previously at Cypress Semiconductor for 13 years and served in various leadership roles, including Business Unit Director, CPLDs and FPGAs. He began his career as a Circuit Design Engineer at Intel Corporation.
Steve has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He holds 23 U.S. and international patents for PLD and FPGA architectures and circuits, and has received numerous industry honors including EDN’s Product of the Year and Innovator of the Year. He also serves on Santa Clara University’s Electrical Engineering Industry Advisory Board.