Sunday, January 25, 2009

Another leap from a perfectly good airplane

Every five to eight years I take my career in a different direction and depart from a perfectly good company.  Early in my career I was seeking greater technical challenges, but I have always had my fingers in both business and technology believing that engineers, as opposed to pure scientists, are judged by their ability to produce revenue and profit.

Early in December 2008, I publicly announced my February 28th, 2009 departure from Standard Microsystems (SMSC).  I've been VP of Corporate Engineering at SMSC since they acquired Gain Technology in June 2002.  In the past eight years, I've had the great privilege to work with some of the industry's best and brightest engineers and business leaders.  Together we have built engineering teams, design centers, great products and successful businesses which transformed a corporation.  I will always be grateful for the opportunities which were offered to me and the triumphs we enjoyed together

So, now what?  From today's global financial wreckage, corporate consolidation on a grand scale is inevitable and great new ventures and business models will emerge.  On March 1st, I will be joining Parallel Semiconductor LLC which provides engineering and management consulting services to semiconductor, financial and legal communities.  I will also be engaging organizations focused on identifying and helping young entrepreneurs succeed!

The next five years promise to be chaotic and fun!


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