Senior Management Crisis

During the final months before our scheduled tape-out for our first digital baseband ASIC, our VP Engineering unexpectedly took a five month emergency sabbatical. This event required the company to address these questions:

Actions Taken:

After discussions with the company's Founder/President and Co-founder/CTO, they agreed to my becoming the interim VP of Engineering. In this capacity, I initiated these actions:


As a result of our daily stand-up meetings, more flexible access to our Semiconductor CAD Tool Suite, and, most importantly, the hardwork and dedication of the engineering team, we were able to meet our "tape-out" deadline and secure our next round of $20M venture capital funding.