Tom Quan

Tom
Quan
Director of OIP Marketing,
TSMC

 

Tom Quan joined TSMC in 2007 as deputy director of design methodology and service marketing. Currently he is the director of Open Innovation Platform Marketing. Prior to joining TSMC, he was vice president of marketing at Applied Wave Research Inc. and has held several senior management positions at Cadence Design Systems Inc. He began his career at Intel Corp. as an IC designer. He has more than 25 years of experience in chip design, technical/product marketing, strategic planning, and business development in the electronic design software industry. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He can be reached at tquan@tsmc.com.

Articles
The Internet Of Things Grows Chip By Chip
Semiconductors are key to the Internet of Things, but the IoT is a new kind of challenge for the industry, requiring an unprecedented combination of high performance and high volume.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Aug 11, 2015
Commentary

Proof-of-Concept Prototypes versus Manufacturing Design Preparations 3

I have designed many early-stage proof-of-concept (POC) circuits, and observed many others do the same thing. It seems that there is often a huge disconnect between clients and engineers, though, when it comes to the goals of a POC design. In simple terms, an engineer worth his salt will overdesign an early POC circuit. This is because Murphy’s law always applies, and POCs are about overcoming unknowns. By overdesigning the circuit, one is able to prove the client’s product POC can be made to work, and quickly....More
Aug 4, 2015
blog

Inconspicuous Pitfalls in Datasheet Analysis

Identifying the limitations of a datasheet saves lots of time, and cost, in terms of troubleshooting and redesigning circuits....More
Jun 30, 2015
Commentary

Four-Wire Sensing Can Make or Break Your Measurements 7

Erroneously implementing four-wire sensing into a measurement instrument can be disastrous, so it becomes critical to have a firm grasp of how sense lines function....More

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