The presentation will cover Open Source FPGA Tooling and why QuickLogic is building its future on top of open source FPGA tools in a time when other FPGA companies tend to resist open source. We explain how we arrived at the decision to embrace open source in the hope that others will soon take the same leap.
About Brian Faith and Tim Saxe
Brian Faith has served as President and CEO since June 2016. He has 25 years of experience in the semiconductor market, holding a variety of leadership positions in engineering, product line management, marketing and sales. Brian is also a Board Member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), and a Board Member of the Open-Source FPGA Foundation. He is active in the CHIPS Alliance and OpenHW Group. Brian 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.
Timothy Saxe (Ph.D.) joined QuickLogic in May 2001. Dr. Saxe has served as our Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer since August 2016 and Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since November 2008. Previously, Dr. Saxe has held a variety of executive leadership positions in QuickLogic including Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of Software Engineering. Dr. Saxe was Vice President of FLASH Engineering at Actel Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturing company, from November 2000 to February 2001. 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 Actel Corporation acquired GateField in November 2000. Dr. 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.