Mark McDermott is currently a Senior Director for Apple. Prior to joining Apple he was a Research Fellow in the ECE Department at the University of Texas where he was doing research on methodologies to improve design and verification productivity in silicon system design. Additionally he taught graduate level courses in VLSI design, Embedded System design and Technical Entrepreneurship. Past industry gigs include VP of Engineering at Coherent Logix. CEO of DynaFlow Computing, Inc., VP Engineering and co-founder of Somerset Embedded Technologies, Inc., Director of the Texas Development Center for Intel Corporation, Director of the PowerPC Somerset Design Center and Director of the Austin Design Center for Cyrix, Inc. Mark received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a MS degree in Engineering from the University of Texas. Mark is a registered professional engineer and a member of the IEEE, ACM and TSPE. He has 19 patents and a number of publications in the areas of silicon system design and engineering education.