Senior Director, System on Chip
With nearly three decades of professional experience, Steve has a deep understanding of the chip design process from concept to production. With a specialization in ultra-high frequency custom and PnR design, he is responsible for overseeing the customer-owned tooling (COT) process including managing the physical design closure of the company’s Prodigy Universal Processor Chip.
Steve comes to Tachyum after five years of working at Wave Inc. as that company’s Senior Director of SOC Design. There, he managed and defined the necessary workflows and methodologies needed to increase productivity, reduce risk, and meet aggressive development schedules of their ultra-high frequency product. The Wave’s AI Data Flow Processing Unit, whose architecture was invented by Dr. Danilak as a Wave contractor, achieved 10GHz at the 16nm process node.
Prior to Wave, Steve worked as a Director of Physical and Circuit Design at Skyera Inc., where he was responsible for all physical implementation methodologies and flows of the company’s 28nm, 4Ghz multicore processor.
Previous experience includes design leadership positions at Sigma Designs, SandForce, RMI Corporation and PMC-Sierra/SwitchOn, among others. Steve received his engineering education at the University of California, Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.