Timothy Saxe (Ph.D) has served as the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer since November 2008. Dr. Saxe was Vice President of FLASH Engineering at Actel Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturing company. Dr. Saxe joined GateField Corporation, a design verification tools and services company formerly known as Zycad, in June 1983 and was a founder of their semiconductor manufacturing division in 1993. Dr. Saxe became GateField's Chief Executive Officer in February 1999 and served in that capacity until GateField was acquired by Actel in November 2000. Mr. Saxe holds a B.S.E.E. degree from North Carolina State University, and an M.S.E.E. degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Brian Faith has served as President and CEO since June 2016, has 24+ years of experience in the semiconductor market, holding a variety of leadership positions in engineering, product line management, marketing and sales. Brian has also served as the board member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), and the Chairman of the Marketing Committee for the CE-ATA Organization. He is active in the CHIPS Alliance and OpenHW Group. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and was an Adjunct Lecturer at Santa Clara University for Programmable Logic courses.
- Open Source FPGA Tooling, Our Journey from Resistance to Adoption – Saturday 2:25 p.m.–3:10 p.m. in Rusty R. Hall