Edward Chalfin is CEO and founder of MIE Labs. He previously founded Integrated Circuit Designs, Inc. (ICD) in 1995 and was responsible for overall management of the company until its acquisition by Texas Instruments in 2007. He continued to work with the group as part of TI LPRF until 2012. His educational background includes a Masters Degree in Business Management from Johns Hopkins University in 1990 and a BSEE from Pennsylvania State University in 1981. He has an extensive history as an analog IC design engineer. He was the Manager of Smart Power Design for Allied Signal Aerospace's Microelectronic and Technology Center, Section Leader for Consumer Product Design at Sprague Electric Semiconductor Division and a Project Engineer for Pulsecom prior to founding ICD. He is the holder of four patents in analog IC design and is a two-time winner of the AlliedSignal Technical Achievement Award.
Phuong Huynh is currently CTO and co-founder of MIE Labs. He previously joined XtremeSpectrum, Inc., a startup in Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) wireless technology, in 2000, as director of the RF IC group. He was in charge of the UWB transceiver design and has pioneered two generations of UWB chipsets based on the Gaussian-monocycle Bi-phase modulation and Direct Sequence CDMA. XtremeSpectrum was acquired by Motorola in 2003 and spun off as part of Freescale Semiconductor, where he served as manager of the UWB RFIC group. In 2006, Dr. Huynh joined PowerPrecise, Inc., a startup specialized in power management ICs, as the technical lead of analog IC design. The company was acquired by Texas Instruments in late 2007, where he remained the technical lead in charge of multi-cell high-voltage power management ICs for automotive applications. Dr. Huynh left Texas Instruments in 2012 and founded Adtel Design, LLC, to focus in leading-edge technologies in digital-RF wireless communication ICs. Prior to his role at XtremeSpectrum, he served as senior member of technical staff at both Philips Research in 1995, and Cadence Design Systems in 1997, where he has worked on various ICs encompassing mixed signal, RF, and high performance ADCs and DACs. He received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. all in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 1990, 1992, and 1994, respectively. During his graduate studies, his main research emphasized analysis and design of power electronics circuits and non-linear system stability. He is the holder of fifteen patents in the area of analog IC design, and currently has twelve pending patents on RF bandpass-sampling communication receivers.
MIE Labs has assembled a strong, flexible force of employees, associates and contractors to meet your needs in a timely, expert and cost-effective manner. Superior program management skills tie the team together into an effective force to meet your toughest product development challenges. MIE Labs is an Affiliate Member of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, with access to all associated resources. To augment the experience and expertise of the MIE Labs Leadership, we have engaged a set of Advisors who have strong experience in the semiconductor industry from both a technical and business perspective.
Michael Van der Tol is currently consulting with PMC-Sierra in Burnaby, British Columbia. From 2004 to 2010 he held the position of VP of Engineering & Operations with Kleer Semiconductor Corp (Ottawa, Canada), a pioneer in high-quality wireless audio transmission. In February 2010, Kleer was acquired by SMSC. Prior to joining Kleer, Michael held the position of VP Engineering at IceFyre Semiconductor, a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development of a single chip 802.11a solution for wireless broadcast of HDTV signals. Before working with IceFyre, Michael held the position of VP Strategic Marketing & Product Management at WAVICS, Inc., a fabless RF semiconductor company located in Santa Clara, California. At WAVICS he was responsible for Series B fund raising, securing offshore manufacturing, and product marketing & management. Prior to his role at WAVICS, Michael was responsible for starting up the Canadian operations for Sirenza Microdevices (Sunnyvale, CA). Michael's early career was spent at Nortel, where he was responsible for setting the technical and strategic direction in wireless hardware technology. Michael received his Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1990. He has served on the Board of Directors at Integrated Circuit Designs, Inc. (Baltimore, MD) and on the Technical Advisory Board at Elliptic Semiconductor (Ottawa, Canada).
David M Jones is currently serving as a member of the MIE Labs Board of Advisors. He also serves as a Principal at Next Phase Consulting working with clients in the semiconductor and electronics industry. Prior to that he held the position of Vice President of Precision Analog Products at Texas Instruments from 2007-2010 and Director for Linear Products from 2001-2006. He has also held positions of Design Engineer and Design Engineering Manager of Bipolar and CMOS mixed signal products at Burr-Brown Corporation from 1992 to 2000. Mr. Jones is a holder of six patents in the area of analog IC design and has served on the Intellectual Property Committees for both Burr-Brown and Texas Instruments. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona.
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Integrated Semiconductor Manufacturers
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Fabless IC Manufacturers
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Product Development Companies
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