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GEORGE M.

GRAVES II
191 Higdon Ave., #3
Mountain View Ca. 94041
1-(650) 968-6404
gg7312cc@westpost.net
RESUME OF EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
1967 - Degree in Electrical Engineering from Danville Technical Institute, a div
ision of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Danville Virginia.
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:
Twenty-five years as Technical Writer, Technical Marketing Engineer, Application
s Engineer/Applications Engineering Manager, and Design Engineer. Recent emphasi
s on creating marketing collateral in the form of white papers, applications not
es, data sheets, magazine articles, training presentations, software and hardwar
e manuals, advertising copy, and graphics and web site creation/management as we
ll as editing duties. Over 15 years of computer-based DTP and graphics experienc
e.
GENERAL HEALTH:
Good
FULL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
Most recent employment:
(1) From October, 2009 to Present
Contract: SolarMagic Division of National Semiconductor
JOB TITLE: SENIOR TECHNICAL WRITER
TYPE OF BUSINESS: Power Management Products for the burgeoning solar energy mark
et.
JOB DUTIES: Write and edit white pipers, marketing materials as well as installa
tion and user manuals in support of SolarMagic products.

(2) - From June, 2008 to September, 2009


Part-Time Contract: BAE Systems, Inc.
JOB TITLE: SENIOR TECHNICAL WRITER
TYPE OF BUISNESS: 3D simulation department for defense/aerospace human interface
design.
JOB DUTIES: Write and edit white pipers, proposals, marketing materials and othe
r collateral in support of internal as well as customer and government marketing
.
(3) -From: December 14, 2006 To June 15, 2006
Contract: TRILLIANT NETWORKS INC.
JOB Title: SENIOR TECHNICAL WRITER
TYPE OF BUISNESS: Wireless Data Communications Solutions for utilities infrastru
cture.
JOB DUTIES: Clean up existing documentation and create new documentation includi
ng white papers, data sheets, customer specs, engineering specs, customer propos
als, etc. Build boilerplate to automate customer spec proposals. Create document
tracking and inventory system.
(4)- From: Jan. 31, 1993 To Dec 14, 2006
GRAVES ASSOCIATES.
JOB TITLE: OWNER
TYPE OF BUSINESS: Freelance Technical Marketing Support, Technical Public Relati
ons and Technical Writing.
SCOPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED: To support semiconductor firms either directly or in
directly with marketing collateral such as presentations, applications notes, da
ta sheets, manuals, and contributed magazine articles. To provide input and mark
eting research for new products, assist in identifying new markets for existing
products, and provide public relations support in the form of press releases, pr
ess kits etc.
PARTIAL LIST OF Graves Associates CLIENTS
Intel Embedded Systems Magazine a" February 2006 - Present. Freelance.
Wrote Two articles to coincide with Embedded Conference in Santa Clara: 1) aInte
las Xscale Core Processor Family is ARM Compliant While Providing an Advanced Fe
ature Set for Personal Mobile Electronic Devicesa. 2) aOpen Hardware Promises Ch
eaper Embedded Designs.a Wrote a third article in May on Intelas new aECXa Embed
ded Form-Factor.
Applied Signal a" Freelance. 1/2001- 3/2001
Wrote a manual covering Applied Signalas microwave RF monitoring antennas and RF
feed plumbing tuning equipment.
Alcatel Corporation a" Freelance Contract 5/2004 a"6/2004
Plano Texas, Antwerp Belgium
Wrote white paper on Alcatelas mobile telephony technology.
Iospan Corp. a" Freelance Contract 7/2003
San Jose, CA
Wrote Whitepaper on Iospanas "AirBurst" Wireless, NLOS digital communications te
chnology.
Infineon a" Freelance Contract 3/2005 a"4/2005
San Jose, CA.
Wrote White paper on ATM Traffic Management
Wrote and laid-out numerous data sheets on Infineonas telecommunications product
s.
IDT Corporation 9/2000 a" 5/2004 Freelance Consultant
Santa Clara, CA
To date have written product briefs and white papers on Telecommunications ICs a
s well as DSRAM products and FIFOs for their technical web site.
Microsoft Corporation/WebTV Division 8/2000 a" 10/2001 Consultant
Mountain View, CA.
Wrote hardware and software manuals for WebTV ASICS. Designed templates, interfa
ced with engineering on text and graphics. Maintained intranet web site with lat
est HRKs (Hardware Reference Kits), manuals and white papers. Proficient use of
FrameMaker, Illustrator, Acrobat Distiller, Word, Photoshop and Visio Profession
al.
Roger Grace Associates (as Consultant) 7/1995 a" 11/2008
San Francisco CA
Marketing Collateral, Advertising, Public Relations. Wrote press releases, autho
red magazine articles on ASIC, FPGAs and sensor technologies for various RGA cli
ents including TriQuent Semiconductor.
Cain Communications (as Consultant) 4/1998- 3/2007
Campbell, CA
Public Relations. Wrote Press releases, authored magazine articles on ASIC, fibe
r optics, embedded controllers, EDA and design tools for such Cain clients as Al
tera, Acer labs, Adaptive Logic, ProLinx and Samsung. Taught Basic Electronics c
lasses for the California Association of Public Relations Firms while working wi
th Cain Communications.
Otari Corporation (Contract) 5/2001- 9/2001
Foster City, CA
Designed and wrote owner's manuals for 'Elite' computer controlled audio recordi
ng console, and 'RADAR' Hard-Disk array multi-track digital audio recorder. Prof
icient use of QuarkXpress, Illustrator, Photoshop, MS Word
ACTEL Corporation (as Consultant)
Sunnyvale, CA
Wrote manuals on ACTEL ASIC design tools and libraries

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
* aEDNa Article on government grants to technology companies (CREDAs) for TriQu
int Semiconductor.
* aElectronicsa Article on Atmel ASIC Design tools.
* aConnector Specifiera article on choosing fiber optics materials and transduce
rs for Purdy Electronics.
*aEDNa Article on ChipExpressa fast ASIC prototyping process.
* White Paper for ProLinx Custom ASIC aViaa process.
* Press Releases, White Papers for ASPEC and ASPEC/Cadence.
* Three aElectronics Magazinea articles on fuzzy logic controllers for Adaptive
Logic.
* ATM Traffic Management White Paper for Infineon.

Direct Employment History


(5) - From: Sept. 16, 1991 To Jan. 31, 1993
XICOR INC.
JOB TITLE: SENIOR APPLICATIONS ENGINEER
JOB DUTIES: To support Sales and Marketing efforts with regard to Xicor's unique
range of E2 products including E2PROMs, NOVRAMs, and E2 Potentiometers.
In this capacity I have written Applications Notes, Magazine Articles, compiled
and produced data sheets, and other collateral material. I answer telephone cal
ls providing technical assistance to customers and Xicor's own field sales force
. I give training seminars and help with new product planning and design.
MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
* Instrumental in the design of several new products.
* Designed and created all advertising for Xicor placed since I started to the p
resent date.
* Publish a bi-monthly technical newsletter called the "Applications Beacon" *
Produced a Product Selection Guide for Xicor''s products.
* Act as SYSOP for Xicor's computer bulletin board service which contains code f
or using Xicor's serial devices with popular micro controllers.
* Support Xicor Devices with the world's major PROM programmer Manufacturers.
(6)- From: Sept.8, 1986 To: Jan. 31, 1991
OKI SEMICONDUCTOR GROUP
JOB TITLE: SENIOR APPLICATIONS ENGINEER, APPLICATIONS MANAGER
JOB DUTIES: To Support Sales and Marketing on the following OSG products: ASICS,
Micro controllers, Microprocessor Peripherals, GaAS analog and digital devices,
Semiconductor packaging on Standard as well as ASIC products, including such ad
vanced packaging technologies as TAB (Tape Automated Bonding) and COB (Chip-on-b
oard) and MCM (Multi-Chip-Modules). In this capacity, I wrote Applications Notes
, Magazine articles, wrote and edited Data Sheets, Produced training videos for
the field sales force, Made customer visits, Answered customer phone calls, Trai
ned Field applications personnel, managed two technicians, one engineer and the
applications laboratory.
MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
* Set up video studio to make training videos for sales/ field applications forc
e.
* Initiated OSGas participation in JEDEC.
* Initiated spec review policy.
* Pushed Okias unique and advanced packaging technology as a major marketing thr
ust.
* Wrote Article in Electronic Packaging Magazine about Okias TAB packaging and C
hip-On-Board (COB) capability.

(7) - From: Nov. 22, 1982 TO: Nov. 11, 1985


FUJITSU MICROELECTRONICS INC.
JOB TITLE: SENIOR APPLICATIONS ENGINEER
JOB DUTIES: To support Sales and Marketing on the following FMI products: ASICs,
Bipolar PROMs, ECL Static RAMs, C-MOS Static RAMs, N-MOS Static RAMs, Bipolar P
ower Transistors, DACs, Operational Amplifiers, Monolithic Audio Power Amplifier
s.
In this capacity, I wrote Applications Notes, Magazine Articles, Data Sheets. He
lped with customer Specification Reviews, (including military) made customer vis
its, held training seminars for customers, distributors, and field sales and app
lications personnel. I also represented Fujitsu on various JEDEC committees.
MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
* Influenced JEDEC to adopt Fujitsu Pin-outs and package types for several produ
cts, thus establishing the Fujitsu package/pin-out as the "de facto" industry st
andard.
* Wrote important article on registered PROMs for Electronic Products Magazine.
The result of this article was several design-ins from major customers.
* Wrote important article on the Future of ECL for the 1985 Yearly RAM issue of
Electronics Engineering Times.
* Penetrated several key accounts such as Tektronix and DEC with Fujitsu's uniq
ue line of power transistor devices.
(8) - From: Oct., 1981 TO: Nov., 1982
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR INC.
JOB TITLE: APPLICATIONS MANAGER
JOB DUTIES: Supported Sales and Marketing of National's Bipolar Memory Group, wh
ich consisted of PROMs, PALs and HALs. Managed the Applications Dept. My Departm
ent was responsible for: Making customer visits, writing application notes, givi
ng seminars, supporting engineering with new product development and characteriz
ation.
MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
* Instituted computer network system whereby customer Programmable Logic Array
(PAL) patterns could be entered as equations by National Field Sales Force. Thi
s resulted in faster turn-around times for engineering samples of these devices.
(9) - From: Feb., 1981 TO: Oct., 1981
SIGNETICS CORP.
JOB TITLE: APPLICATIONS ENGINEER
JOB DUTIES: Supported Sales and Marketing with Bipolar Memory Applications. Thes
e Products included: PROMs, ECL RAMs, and Field Programmable Logic Arrays (FPLA
s). Wrote Application notes, Data sheets, and developed circuits using FPLA elem
ents. Conducted training seminars, and made customer visits.
MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
* Rebuilt Bipolar Lab for characterization and application development of FPLA p
roducts
* Equipped Field Sales with Programmers containing circuitry to program Signetic
s logic arrays.
* Helped design program to allow fuse pattern to be entered into programmers via
computer as a logic equation.

(10) - From: April, 1980 TO: Feb., 1981


SUPERTEX INC.
JOB TITLE: APPLICATIONS MANAGER
JOB DUTIES: To Support Marketing and Sales with the broad Supertex product line.
Was responsible for creating the Applications Dept. I acted as the manager of
the Applications Dept.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
a Devised several new circuit configurations for complementary C-MOS power devi
ces.
a Wrote the first Application notes for Mesa FETs as audio output devices for am
plification.

(10) - From: March, 1977 TO: April, 1980


AMERICAN MICROSYSTEMS INC.
JOB TITLE: CONSUMER PRODUCTS APPLICATIONS ENGINEER
JOB DUTIES: Supported AMI Marketing and Sales organizations for a comprehensive
line of MOS consumer products. These products, full custom, ASIC, and standard,
consisted of remote control products, electronic organ ICs, display driver devi
ces, watch and clock circuits, as well as a 4-bit consumer product oriented micr
oprocessor. To support these devices, I wrote application notes, Made customer v
isits both in the U.S.A. and in Europe, presented seminars, compiled data sheets
, wrote magazine articles. etc.
MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
* Increased visibility within AMI marketing organization for the consumer produc
t line.
* Brought in toy manufacturing accounts to AMI custom IC group.
* Designed All-MOS Organ for Popular Electronics Magazine.
EARLY EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Before working at AMI, I held positions as Junior Engineer and Design Engineer w
ith such companies as Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Finnegan Corp., and P
recision Monolithics Inc. I will be happy to supply information on this early em
ployment history to anyone who wishes it.
COMPUTER EXPERTISE
Windows XP Pro, MacOSX, Linux/Unix, Framemaker 7 for Windows, Adobe Illustrator,
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Visio, AutoCAD
lt, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, OmniGraffle Pro, etc.

OTHER RELATED ACTIVITIES


I have also served as Contributing Editor to the following publications:
Audio
Stereophile
Laser News
Home Video Theater
The Absolute Sound.
The Perfect Vision
The Audiophile Voice
H-D Solutions.com