Principal Architect @ Sonics, Inc. Architect for advanced on-chip interconnect solutions. From December 2010 to August 2014 (3 years 9 months) Senior Developer @ Akuna Capital Member Technical Staff, ASIC Engineering Mgr @ ASIC Designs Managed department of 8 engineers, including staff planning, performance reviews, project management, and resource allocation. Maintained fiscal responsibility to keep department within...
Principal Architect @ Sonics, Inc. Architect for advanced on-chip interconnect solutions. From December 2010 to August 2014 (3 years 9 months) Senior Developer @ Akuna Capital Member Technical Staff, ASIC Engineering Mgr @ ASIC Designs Managed department of 8 engineers, including staff planning, performance reviews, project management, and resource allocation. Maintained fiscal responsibility to keep department within budget. Participated in the development of pricing scales and marketing strategies. Performed technical evaluation and created customer proposals. Designed numerous turnkey digital and analog CMOS integrated circuits ranging from small gate arrays to large standard-cell dies. From June 1990 to December 1993 (3 years 7 months) Distinguished Member of Technical Staff @ Virage Logic (acquired by Synopsys) Developed architecture for two innovative on-chip networking products to improve performance and reduce time-to-market. Invented new approaches to reduce latency and guarantee performance of high speed on-chip networks.Helped shape marketing plans for on-chip networking products. Developed documentation and training material to aid adoption by customer. Created new delivery flows to simplify processes. From November 2009 to December 2010 (1 year 2 months) Fellow @ NXP Semiconductors (Note: Philips founded NXP Semiconductors in Sept 2006 - the entire Semiconductors division of Philips became part of the new company NXP Semiconductors.)Consulted with multiple business units providing architecture expertise for mobile telephone and video processing applications in order to enhance IP library as well as ensure use of best practices company wideDeveloped high-speed inter-chip communications technologies. Research and development of IP, IP configuration, and design reuse methodologies. From September 2006 to November 2009 (3 years 3 months) Fellow @ NXP Semiconductors Enabled creation of large IC products by developing innovative SoC infrastructure IP and methodologies Enhanced time-to-market for derivative and next-generation ICs by developing high-speed inter-chip communications technologies to allow prototyping of new functions together with existing ICsEnabled early market introduction of new products by representing Philips/NXP on various industry consortiums, including MIPI and LIPP to leverage Philips/NXP technology. Contributed to MIPI D-PHY specification and consultant for Display Serial Interface (DSI) and Camera Serial Interface (CSI) MIPI working groups. From June 1999 to September 2006 (7 years 4 months) Applications Engineer, Engineering Mgr @ NXP Semiconductors (Note: VLSI was acquired by Philips Semiconductors in June 1999.)Design group management, including hiring, project management, and annual performance reviews. Directed development of new high-performance ARM microprocessor. Supervised creation of a new library of intellectual property blocks. Developed graphical CAD tool for design reuse and IP delivery. Developed floating point coprocessor for use with ARM and other microprocessors. Developed cache for ARM microprocessor. Supported sales activities with ARM and system expertise. Created 2-day training courses for both hardware and software engineers using ARM microprocessors. From December 1993 to June 1999 (5 years 7 months) Engineer, Digital Design Manager @ ITT Industries (Aerospace/Communications Div) Managed group of 9 engineers, developing programmable logic and ASIC devices for military radio systems. Participated in proposal activity, R&D brochures, and project reviews. Designed hardware and firmware for microprocessor based controller and electronic counter-counter measures. From June 1987 to June 1990 (3 years 1 month)
December 2010 to August 2014
Member Technical Staff, ASIC Engineering Mgr
June 1990 to December 1993
Virage Logic (acquired by Synopsys)
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
November 2009 to December 2010
September 2006 to November 2009
June 1999 to September 2006
Applications Engineer, Engineering Mgr
December 1993 to June 1999
ITT Industries (Aerospace/Communications Div)
Engineer, Digital Design Manager
June 1987 to June 1990
What company does Tim Pontius work for?
Tim Pontius works for Sonics, Inc.
What is Tim Pontius's role at Sonics, Inc.?
Tim Pontius is Principal Architect
What industry does Tim Pontius work in?
Tim Pontius works in the Computer Hardware industry.
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