Lou Hutter

Lou has a total of 35 years in the semiconductor industry. He spent 29 years at Texas Instruments Inc., until 2007. As Director of TI's Mixed-Signal Technology Development organization, he was responsible for their worldwide analog, power, and mixed-signal technology development, process delivery kits, and production ramps supporting every business unit in the company. He joined Dongbu Hitek in 2008 as Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Analog Foundry Business Unit, where he was responsible for technology development, process delivery kits, IP development, and sales and marketing, establishing the company as a leading foundry. Since 2012, he has been Principal of Lou Hutter Consulting, specializing in the areas of technology, design infrastructure, organizational management, and business development, with an international client base. Lou has 47 patents, has co-authored more than 30 articles and a textbook on silicon analog components, and has an MSEE from MIT.

Mark Harward

Mark has over 25 years in the semiconductor industry. He spent over 8 years at Texas Instruments Inc. working in the R&D Group's VLSI Design Labs and managing new product development in the Semiconductor Group's Application Specific Products business. Since 1994, he has been a serial entrepreneur, founding TestChip Technologies in 1994, which focused on automating the development of test chips used in silicon technology development, serving as its President and CEO until 2002 when the company was acquired. In 1999, while at TestChip Technologies, Mark co-founded KarMic Design, Pvt. Ltd., an India-based company focused on the design of analog and mixed-signal ICs, where he continues to serve as CEO. In addition, he was the founder, CEO, and CTO of Syndiant, a start-up focused on small pixel, high-resolution micro-display technology from 2004 until 2013. Mark has 14 U.S. patents, has co-authored more than 20 articles, has an MSEE from Southern Methodist University, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.