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    Michael (Mick) Posner joined Synopsys in 1994 and is currently Director of Product Marketing for Synopsys' DesignWare USB Solutions. Previously, he was the Director of Product Marketing for Physical (FPGA-based) Prototyping and has held various product marketing, technical marketing manager and application consultant positions at Synopsys. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Brighton, England.

EDACafe Video’s and the best dressed presenter

Posted by Michael Posner on June 14th, 2013

While at DAC, EDACafe video interviewed me discussing the HAPS-70 FPGA-based prototyping solutions. You can find the video here: http://www10.edacafe.com/video/Synopsys-Mick-Posner-Director-Product-Marketing/40055/media.html

I liked the interview style and the whole interview was shot in one take, no breaks and was completed in less than 5 minutes. I think you will find the video informative so please watch it. Let me know if you liked it as well by posting a comment below.

While I would like to also claim the prestigious recognition as the best dressed presenter out of all the DAC interviews that EDACafe did I am afraid I cannot. Dr. Johannes Stahl, Director of System Solutions at Synopsys takes that award. http://www10.edacafe.com/video/Synopsys-Dr.-Johannes-Stahl-Director/39970/media.html . That’s a bold and smart look with the red tie, nicely done Johannes.

Off topic, after I posted pictures of my track race car a couple of months back I got a lot of questions on the specifics of the engine. A stock Subaru makes around 200 wheel horse power and my car measured on a rolling road is over 450 wheel horse power and I was asked if it’s the same engine. Well the answer is yes and no. The engine block is based on the stock Subaru horizontally apposed setup but highly modified. Basically the only stock item is the engine case itself and even that is sleeved to strengthen the cylinder walls. I also replace the crank shaft, rods, pistons, valves, cams, fuel system and most importantly the turbo. I run a huge turbo so large that squirrels get sucked into the intake manifold if they happen to get too close.


No squirrels have ever been hurt while I have been driving.

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