R Strain Consulting

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In July, 1999, I left National Semiconductor through retirement.  That change opened the door to both consulting and travel.   As a consultant,  it is my intention to provide support in the area of integrated circuits, from basic technology through applications.  My experience has been broad, so I will lay claim to a holistic approach to any problem.  Until the end of June, 2000, I was an Advisor to National Semiconductor in support of their Wafer Foundry activities.  I am currently working with the Nif/T New Business Architects on two specific projects, one an IP based start-up.  My other clients have included a wafer foundry, a new memory technology company, attorneys involved in an international trade secret and patent action, attorneys addressing a patent trolling case, and a Santa Clara based IC manufacturer.

Some topics in my history follow:


CCD

I was an active participant in the development of Charge Coupled Devices.


I have been involved in memory products from a number of different aspects, including product development, product management and business analysis.


I was project manager for a state-of-the-art wafer fab in Nagasaki, Japan.

Strategy 
In order to guide technology research choices, I was co-author of a ten-year outlook for key IC markets.

Fables 
My last activities at National involved technical liaison with several active foundries, ranging from linear bipolar technologies to advanced CMOS and FLASH technologies.

Litigation

Because I been an active inventor, my understanding of patents and trade secrets has been tapped for a variety of legal cases.

  
Over my professional career, I have been the inventor or co-inventor responsible for a total of 33 U. S. patents.


A traditional resume is included here, to give more details to the truly interested.

If you wish to contact me, use bob@rstrain.com

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