Dr. Paul is a Co-Founder and Chief Technologist of Black Sand Technologies and is responsible for product definition and technology development. Ms. Paul has 25 years of design and management experience in the semiconductor industry. Previously, she held a design manager position at Silicon Laboratories in the wireless product group, where she started and led development of the first commercial CMOS GSM/GPRS power amplifier. Ms. Paul received industry awards for this product, including EDN’s 2004 "Innovator of the Year" and “Product of the Year” awards. Ms. Paul has been featured in Forbes magazine and was named one of the “35 People Who Will Shape Our Future” by Texas Monthly magazine. Ms. Paul also held positions at M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory and Digital Equipment Corporation, where she was involved in the development of electronic imagers, analog-to-digital converters, and microprocessors. She holds a B.S., an M.S., and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds 45 patents.