Ron Werner is a Senior Software Engineer in Silvaco’s IP division. Ron has been an embedded software engineer since 1992 with significant experience in embedded telecommunications product development. Areas of expertise include embedded RTOS and communication protocols including TCP/IP and USB. Ron also has extensive experience with a wide variety of target microprocessors and development environments. Ron holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jim Bruister is Director of Digital Systems in the Silvaco IP Group. Jim’s group is responsible for providing solutions for SOCs based on the AMBA architecture. This includes hardware and software as well as design and integration services.
Jim is a 38 year veteran of the semiconductor industry with extensive knowledge of microprocessor based design. Previous to Silvaco, Jim was a founder and CEO of SoC Solutions, a IP and Design Services provider based in the Greater Atlanta, Georgia (USA) Area. Jim holds a BEE degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Shawn Prestridge has served as IAR System’s Senior Field Applications Engineer since 2008. Shawn has worked in the software industry since 1993 and prior to joining IAR Systems he held the position of Embedded Hardware/Software Engineer with Texas Instruments as well as doing Embedded Development as the owner of Ministry of Software. Shawn’s degree work includes a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BS in Mathematics, an MS in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Software Engineering and a PhD in Electrical Engineering specializing in Quantum Cryptography, all with Southern Methodist University in Dallas.