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LONNIE ADELMAN
Green Domain Design, LLC
Green Domain Design offers clients world-class outsourced electronic product development expertise and capabilities regardless of the size of the project. Whether it's an hour of consulting or a multi-year program, we're interested as long as we can add high value to the mix.

ROGER ATKINSON
Consultant
Designs profitable electronic products. Fixes troubled projects. Creative inventor, thorough engineer. Cumulative product sales >$350M. Decades of experience with top-level system design, analog & digital circuit design, standards based interfaces, packaging, compliance, documentation, production and test. 9 patents, 3 pending. IEEE Senior Member.

GARY AVNT
Wisdom Matrix

NEWTON BALL
Orbic Energy Conversion
Inventor of the DC Transformer. Founder of Inventors'Commons, a non-profit for controlling the licensing of DC Transformer and other parts of the Second Decade Electro-Magnetics technology.

H. CLARK BELL
Consulting Engineer
RF and microwave products: design, prototyping, trouble-shooting & product assessment, new business development, technical marketing. Communications and electronics: patent consulting and forensic engineering.

JAY C. BOWDEN
Ensemble Engineering, Inc.
Electronic design and programming for Embedded Systems. Xilinx FPGAs in VHDL. IP integration and testing. AVR and TMS processors in C. FTDI USB.

LARRY BREYER
Linux Systems Engineer
Do you have a hardware or software development project in trouble? Do you need someone to identify and correct workflow issues? Do you have issues interfacing with non-Linux systems? Do you need to temporarily augment your in house staff? With over 30 years experience, I provide support, either onsite or remotely, in all of these areas.

MICHAEL BRYANT
Software Synergistics
Software Integration, Computer Network Configuration and Diagnostics, Data and Database Interchanges, On Premises to Web and Cloud database integration, OS configurations, Windows to Linux Interoperability.

ROBERT P. COGAN
Continuum Law
Patent application preparation and prosecution. Patent enforcement. Consulting agreements, contracts for engineering services, software development agreements, and subcontracts. Assisting companies with the new Department of Defense regulations for protecting "Controlled Unclassified Data."

JAMES CRAWFORD
AM1 LLC
Wired and wireless communications expert, with 12+ years consulting in the greater San Diego area. RF system engineering, modems, digital signal processing, algorithms.

KENT DEINES
Doppler, Ltd.
System Concept Design, Design Review and Troubleshooting of any kind of electronic device; mentoring of your technology team.

UPKAR DHALIWAL
Future Wireless Technologies
Wireless RF System Architecture Engineering Business Consultant Chair IEEE MTT-20 Wireless Communication Chair IEEE 802 Working Group Member Wearables, IoT, V2X, Cellular 3GPP 3GPP2 UMTS HSPA GSM EDGE 802 WiFi RFIC WLAN Radio LTE MIMO OFDM CDMA LEO BAN UWB M2M Femtocell Medical Devices SUN Smart utility Networks Spectrum White Grey license

JAMES DOYLE,PE
Consultant
Analog Integrated Circuit Architect and Ciruit Design Expert Specializing in Power Delivery and High Frequency. Electrical Engineering Professor, Professional Engineer in Good standing and Expert Witness> References available on request

JOHN ELDON
Consultant
VLSI design (ASIC and FPGA) of digital signal processing systems-on-a-chip, using MatLab, SystemVerilog, VHDL, etc. Extensive teaching, technical, and management experience in the semiconductor industry, building video and communications systems. 3 patents, numerous technical publications.

D. LEE FUGAL
Space & Signals Technologies, LLC
Technical Consulting and contracting. Modeling and Simulation of DSP Systems.

JOHN R. GELM
BluePebbles
A provider of management and technology solutions with a quality minded approach to systems, processes, and practices. IT, engineering, and project management

JOHN GROE
Innovate Radio
Wireless communications expert and radio architect. In-depth knowledge of RF circuits & systems, modems, signal processing algorithms, and communication signals. Experience with ultra low-power medical circuits, state-of-the-art microwave designs for satellite links, and high-performance architectures for cellular systems. Innovative approach.

GHOBAD HEIDARI, PHD
GHB Intellect
With a cadre of hundreds of subject matter experts in high technologies and sciences, GHB Intellect is a full-service intellectual property and engineering service provider.

EDWARD HUYNH
M M Electronics
Electronic Contract Manufacturing Services

WALTER KARSHAT
KIN Systems
An innovator in Mobile Apps, Wireless Health, and Embedded Communications.

MURAT F. KARSI
TosiaComm
Communications systems engineering design, baseband and MAC algorithms and blocks design, end-to-end or block based Matlab, C, C++ simulations, transceiver SW/HW partitioning and architecture design, technical due diligence, patent development, radio and digital hardware implementations, FPGA, DSP, ASIC, RF systems and circuit board design.

EDWARD A. KEEHR
Superlative Semiconductor LLC
Analog/Mixed-Signal/RF integrated circuit (IC) and board-level design. Experience with block level designs, top-level architectures, and resolving block-block interactions. Extensive background in DSP. Innovative work has resulted in 8 issued U.S. patents, 9 publications (all lead author), and several awards from IEEE and academia.

GRAZYNA KRAJEWSKA
AmberDot LLC
Web design & development, database: PHP/mySQL, CMS/CVRM, Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress,JavaScript, HTML5, Flash, graphic design. Engineering approach to functional design, project management and problem solving.

GERALD B. LESTER
Session Control LLC
Specialist in System Design, Digital Design, FPGA and Embedded Software design and implementation. 20+ years experience with hardware (PCB design to high level HDL coding) and software (driver level to large OO projects; C,C++). Consulting since 2002. Strong history of on-time, on-budget project completion.

JOHN LEVIEUX
Canela Concepts
Canela Concepts offers electrical engineering design services with expertise in FPGA design and embedded systems design. We have prior experience in a wide variety of markets including wireless and wired communications, pro audio, video cameras, military, medical, and computers. Additional expertise includes board-level digital and analog design.

STEVE MASSEY
MegaRF Design, LLC
MegaRF Design is a RF and microwave design and consulting company in northern San Diego. Product development is our core focus. We have RF testing and PCB prototyping services to complement our consultant design services. Core: Amplifiers, Switches, Transceiver Design, Power Combiners, Couplers, LNAs, DC to 60GHz.

SCOTT MCDERMAID
Talon Communications, Inc.
We are focused on full service electronic product development from concept to manufacturing. Products built for Medical, Consumer, Industrial and Defense clients. Specialties include FPGA, WIRELESS and VIDEO. Experienced with the latest SoC FPGA's. Custom SoM's System on a Module available.

HARRY MCKEE
LeraTec, Inc.

RAYMOND MOBERLY, PH.D.
Faster Logic LLC
C C++ Java VHDL Verilog Matlab */*/* www.fasterlogic.com */*/* Optimial Software and Hardware solutions for Error correction, Data compression, Cryptographic systems, Network security.

PATRICK MOCK
PCM Photonics
Electro-Optical Sensors & Systems R&D, prototype design and modeling, image processing, and data analysis

JOHN MORING
Consultant
Systems engineer (MSEE) with 30+ years' experience developing advanced communications systems from integrated circuits to international networks. Specializing in all aspects of wireless.

RANDY NORRIS
NORgate Engineering & Assoc.
VHDL, Verilog, Altera and Xilinx FPGA, MATHCAD, MATLAB, Keil 8051 C and assem ler, Digital Signal Processing, digital video, embedded hardware and software, Intel X86 and 8051 processors, ARM processors, ORCAD for circuit board design, digital and mixed signal design, SPICE.

PIERS O'HANLON
Software Consultant
Software Consultant, with almost 20 years' experience in real-time embedded software development gained within the mobile and satellite communications industries. Expertise in intellectual property (IP) infringement analysis (Discovery Phase), wireless protocol stack and wireless network stack development.

MARK OBERMAN
OBE Systems, Inc.
OBE Systems, Inc. is an engineering design firm with emphasis on hardware and software development, serving the San Diego and Silicon Valley engineering communities since 1991. OBE Systems, Inc. products have received both commercial success and critical acclaim. 4 patents.

JOHN OCONNOR
San Diego Silicon, Inc.
Wireless, Wired, and Communication Systems ASIC & Full Custom IC Designs in CMOS, and SiGe BiCMOS. Full System Hardware Box Designs including PWB Board Design. Designs Range From Very low Frequencies below 50 Hz to 18 + GHz Microwave Frequencies. Excellent Ability to Evaluate Design Issues, Debug & Find Creative Solutions. Technical Diligence.

DALE OSBORN
ThinkGroup, Inc.
ThinkGroup is an engineering services company that complements or serves as its clients engineering department for equipment design and Product Development to allow its clients to stay lean, agile, focus on their core competency, and reduce costs.

ALAN PAKETT
AGP Engineering
Automatic test, labVIEW programming, data acquisition, analog & RF system design, circuit design, and antenna range testing.

RAVIN PERINPANAYAGAM
Blue Mountain Consulting
Systems architecture as well as design and development of hardware and software. Areas of specialization include ASICs and FPGAs, analog and digital circuit design, embedded software and mobile app development.

ALEXANDER PERRY
PAMurray
Development of Linux based solutions.

GREG RASCHE
LRGR & Associates Inc.
Real-time embedded systems hardware and software design consultant.

VINCENT RUGGIERO
Technology Business Solutions
Business & strategic planning, product development & marketing, manufacturing operations and corporate transactions.

JORGE SANCHEZ
JPS Engineering Corp.
Embedded systems (Atmel, Microchip, Freescale and more), Software/Firmware (C, C++, VB, PC Apps, ATE), Power Electronics, EMC/ESD, Control Systems, Analog design, Mixed Signal, Fiber Optics.

EMANUEL SCHNALL
ES Consulting
Power electronics, motor drives, motion controls, sensors/ signal detection, analog circuits, low-level/ low-power design. Research report writing and editing.

SHAHRAM SHAFIE
ORTENGA
Architecture and System design is the most important of any radio and must be designed and/or defined in such a way to meet system/standard requirements. Our goal is to provide RF/Microwave Radio Communication Systems solutions to open market via seasoned engineering team.

RAJA SINGH
Sirius Microtech LLC
Experienced Multi-Diciplinary engineers to help in New Product Development. Prototyping and Proof of Concept designs. Skills - Electro-Mechanical systems, Embedded Systems, Motion controls, Vision Systems, FPGAs, Microcontrollers, C, C++, Java, VHDL, Electrical Modelling, 3D Modelling, Manufacturing Automation, Work-In-Progress tracking systems.

ERIC SKLAR
Safety Guru, LLC
Safety Guru, LLC specializes in process and equipment risk assessment and mitigation. Services include incident investigation, product design for safety support and training, and SEMI Safety Guideline implementation.

PHIL SLUDER
TriAxial Design and Analysis
TriAxial Design and Analysis provides reliable design services using SolidWorks. We have unmatched excellence in mechanical engineering: design, analysis, industrial design, documentation, and training. We research and apply the most effective methods and technically advanced techniques. We strive to be courteous and responsive to every customer.

R. LOWELL SMITH
Physics/Engineering Consultant
Computer simulation & modeling, reliability studies, materials, failure analysis, acoustics, mechanical reliability, data acquisition, test equipment/systems, technical writing, and new product development.

TOM STOCKFISCH
Stockfisch Consulting
Statistical prediction modeling (artificial neural networks, decision trees), software development cost reduction and source-code-based quality improvement, and custom algorithm design.

W. ROSS STONE
Stoneware Ltd.
Expert witness, cell phones, telecommunication systems & networks (wired and wireless), antennas, propagation, satellites, computational electromagnetics, microwave & RF, real-time measurement & process control, invention completion and development, patent support, prior art discovery, due diligence, business start-up & management consulting.

RUDOLF STREIF
ibeeto, Streif Enterprises, Inc.
Software architecture and engineering with in Linux and open source technologies for embedded systems in IoT, connected cars, home automation, industrial automation. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rudolfstreif

NORM SWANBERG
Dome Resonators
Certified Agilent Genesys expert. Senior Member of IEEE Dome Resonators provides RF/Microwave consulting and contracting services for the Microwave Industry.Design experience has covered low frequency Analog, RF to mm Wave frequencies as high as 200 GHz.Designs from basic hardware component through system level analysis. www.domeresonators.com

JERRY TWOMEY
Effective Electrons Inc.
Analog, Mixed Signal, RF circuit design, semiconductor modeling, foundry models, technical training seminars, interference noise solutions, technical oversight & troubleshooting, due diligence investigations, technical specifications and documentation.

JIM WALKER
Walker Power Design, Inc.
Power electronics design, power supplies, electrical power transformers, reliability studies, telecommunications equipment, analog design, EMI, and expert witness.

JOHN WATSON
Columbus Research, Inc.
For several decades, I've written custom software for industry and produced many commercial apps. Develop software using lean, AGILE/SCRUM techniques. Skills in MySQL, MS-SQL, PHP, ASP, .NET, C/C++/C#, HTML/CSS/JS. I have the ability to develop technology and perform R&D work for start-ups, incl. development of intellectual property.

STEVE WEST
Wombat Labs
Wombat Labs offers a holistic analysis of your organization's security posture and, at your option, will correct any discovered weaknesses in a vendor-neutral manner.

VIC WINTRISS
Wintriss Technical Schools
Java, Object Oriented Programming services using Extreme Programming design and development techniques. Teaching Java to kids in 501(c)(3) public benefit school. Embedded machine tool controls. We design and build prototypes. Projects managed by Java professional teachers with inputs from advanced students.

NATHAN WOODCOCK
Clutch Engineering, Inc.
Electrical engineering design services focused in FPGA and hardware development.

ARAZ YACOUBIAN
Ler Technologies, Inc.
Optics, electro-optics, fiber and integrated optics, optical devices and system.


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John OConnor


San Diego Silicon, Inc.
16767 Bernardo Center Drive
Suite #27812
San Diego, CA 92198
858-376-7236
joconnor@sandiegosilicon.com

SPECIALIZATION

Design Consultant

Wireless Power Implantable Medical Device, Discrete Power Amplifier, NFC, BlueTooth LE and EMC.

Taught Practical RFIC CMOS Design at UFRGS Brazil 4 months 2009

Designed Digitally Controlled Baseband Filters, Attenuators, and OP Amps for Point to Point Microwave System

Designed Analog Feedback Control System for Wireless System

Designed 802.16 WIMAX SiGe wireless transceiver (VCOs, BB Filters, Successive Detection Loggers SDL-RSSI).

Many RF & Mixed Signal IC design & troubleshooting CMOS & BiCMOS IC�s.

Design / Debug Transceiver VCO/Synthesizer IC

Resolved IC Substrate Modeling Issues

Design Porting Between Semiconductor Manufacturers

Designed / Debugged Electric Vehicle Charger

Hands on design concept & prototype development of a RF & Mixed Signal CMOS Multi-mode GSM/WLAN/GPS transceiver IC�s

Management Consultant

Ran IC Engineering at a Multi-Mode Wireless Startup. Managed the company through the diligence phase to a liquidity event in January 2008.

Ran Engineering at a CMOS Multi-Mode Radio Startup. Focused on; Managed & motivated a team where the founders left very abruptly. The CEO and I took this company to liquidity event in August 2005.

Reviewed Companies Wireless Operations and Assessed Production Readiness.

Technical Diligence of Startup Companies and their Teams.

EXPERIENCE

San Diego Silicon, Inc.

San Diego, CA

September 2003 to Present

Design & Management Consultant

Ditrans Corporation,

Irvine, CA

A Digital Radio Company Funded By USVP May 2002 to Ditrans ceased operations September 2003

Vice President Design Engineering Responsible for all aspects of a CDMA receiver development. Managed a team of 28 engineers consisting of System Design, RF & Mixed Signal IC Design, VLSI Design and SW/Test Integration The Company�s product is a dual band RF input to Digital I/Q outputs CMOS fully integrated Low-IF Receiver.

Key Accomplishments:

� Managed through funding adversity that required reducing the engineering department by 40% to extend the company�s life. Reorganized my team to be able to produce an incredible receiver product.

� Implemented design/verification methodology that identified key performance limitations and corrected them to meet specifications.

� Demonstrated a 2GHz highly over sampled A/D Delta-Sigma dynamic range performance of 82 dB (CDMA Bandwidth).

� Demonstrated a best in class image rejection calibration scheme. Image rejection was better than 80 dB.

Ivera Systems (Co-Founded an optical networking semiconductor startup), San Diego CA 40 GB/s Ethernet product March 2001 to May 2002

Conexant Systems Inc.

, San Diego, CA (Spinout of Rockwell Semiconductor Systems) Digital Infotainment Division. September 1998 to March 2001 Division Director of IC Design Engineering managed a group of 55+ IC designers that consisted of RFIC, Mixed Signal IC, Digital VLSI and IC layout. Types of products included Satellite Demodulator Chipsets, Cable Modem Chipset, Video Encoders/Decoders.

Rockwell Semiconductor

(Acquisition of the PCSI-Cirrus Logic semiconductor business.) Wireless Communications Division. January 1997 to September 1998 Manager RF & Mixed Signal IC Design working on PHS and Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) chipsets for Japan.

Pacific Communication Sciences Inc. (PCSI) - Cirrus Logic (Cirrus Logic acquired PCSI April 1994) January 1992 to January 1997 Manager and Senior Member of Technical Staff, Analog & RF ASIC Development group. Assignments included the design and design supervision of commercial high volume Analog/RF and mixed mode Integrated Circuits (IC�s) for use in the Japanese Personal Handy Phone System (PHS) and other markets. PHS is a TDMA micro cellular portable phone using /4 DQPSK digital modulation. All IC were designed for low power operation, less than 2.7V.

Key Accomplishments:

� Brought custom integrated circuit design into PCSI, this required recruiting IC design and layout engineers, choosing CAD tools, and bringing up an Analog/RF debug capability.

� Managed and contributed to the design of PCSI�s 1st generation PHS. This was a 5 chip solution from base band to RF. My responsibility was the 4 analog/RF/mixed signal IC�s. This chipset was a cooperative effort between external resources and internal resources.

� Managed and contributed to the design of PCSI�s 2nd generation PHS. This chipset solution was designed completely internally. It went into production in Japan..

� Interviewed many design groups internationally and within the U.S.A to form partnerships/design centers. Technical portion of due diligence.

� Senior RF technical reviewer on the Mobile Data Base Station (MDBS) CDPD reviewing analog and RF discrete system and circuit design.

Northrop Corporation

Electronic Systems Group, Rolling Meadows, IL October 1984 to January 1992 As an Engineer Specialist in the Advanced Systems Technology Department my assignments included design and supervision of analog, RF circuits and systems from concept through prototype hardware development for R&D and production programs.

Key Accomplishments:

� A monolithic digitally controlled RF attenuator IC operating >1.5 Ghz with extremely low AM/PM. Designed in an 8 GHz Bipolar process.

� A monolithic RF switch combiner IC operating >3 Ghz. Designed in an 8 GHz Bipolar process.

� Other Integrated circuits include RF logging circuits, references, sample & holds, peak detectors, phase shifting networks, amplifiers, and mixers.

� Designed precision and broadband control loop circuitry, applications included automatic gain control (AGC), frequency locked loops (FLL�s), and phase locked loops (PLL�s).

� Completed design and tested R&D Monopulse RADAR simulator used for testing ECM.

Hughes Aircraft Company

Space & Communications Group, El Segundo, CA

June 1982 to October 1984

Member of technical staff Advanced Payloads Department. Assignments included R&D and flight programs requiring design and development of Analog, RF, and high-speed digital circuits.

Key Accomplishments:

� GaAs FET technology, simulated circuits, designed and tested a discrete version 1.6 Gbit/s digital elastic buffer and multiplexer design using a combination of ECL and GaAs FET components.

� Designed and tested discrete MIC RF circuits (operating from 20 Mhz to 1 GHz) i.e. envelope detector, buffer amplifier, VCXO, for a classified flight program.

� Completed design and antenna range tested an R&D S-band adaptive antenna system that included down conversion and signal processing (A/D, D/A, correlation, and signal conditioning). Co-authored two symposium papers on adaptive antennas.

EDUCATION

University Of Illinois, Urbana, IL B.S. Electronic Engineering May, 1982

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL M.S. Electronic Engineering Program 50% Complete

ASSOCIATIONS

MISCELLANEOUS:

Dual Citizenship: USA, Ireland Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).