To USB or Not to USB


USB 3.0 Webinar on April 22, 2009

Hi Everyone,

We have a USB 3.0 Webinar this Wednesday.  This presentation will be substantive since we have R&D people (our experts) presenting.  The seminar will give an introduction to the technical basics of USB 3.0 and some of the challenges.  I hope you can attend.

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Our Expert Presenters:
Dr. Robert Lefferts, PhD, R&D Director, PHY IP Group, Synopsys
Dr. Lefferts has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1981. He is currently the director of the Hillsboro PHY development group which is responsible for Synopsys’ high speed SERDES IP serving PCIe, SATA, XAUI and USB 3.0 applications. Prior to Synopsys, he was the Director of Engineering at Accelerant Networks, a fabless semiconductor company in the high speed transceiver market that was acquired by Synopsys in 2004. His interests include high speed SERDES and analog design, technology development, design support, and semiconductor device modeling and characterization. Prior to Accelerant Networks, he worked at Lattice Semiconductor, where he was responsible for all aspects of design integrity and cell reliability for advanced CMOS nonvolatile programmable logic devices.
Subramaniam Aravindhan, R&D Manager, IP Group, Synopsys
Subramaniam Aravindhan (Arvind) has been with Synopsys for over 10 years. He is currently an R&D Manager in the IP group, where he is responsible for the development of USB 3.0 digital controllers and was previously involved with USB 2.0 and Wireless USB IP. Before joining Synopsys, Arvind was a hardware engineer at Logic Modeling until its acquisition by Synopsys. He received a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Anna University, Madras, India.

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