Dave is Co-Founder of Black Sand Technologies and serves as the company’s VP of Engineering and Operations. He has over 30 years of design and marketing experience in the semiconductor industry including management positions at Silicon Laboratories, the Crystal Semiconductor division of Cirrus Logic, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. In his most recent positions, Dave was the Director of Engineering for the Wireline division, and later the Networking division of Silicon Laboratories. During his career, he led teams that developed products for high-volume manufacture in diverse applications including cellular, transmission, datacom(LAN), telecom, audio, optical communications, optical storage, and high precision timing products. He holds an MSEE from UC Berkeley and a BSEE from Lehigh University.