Principals of Spectral Design and Test Inc.
President & CEO
Deepak is responsible for Spectral's overall vision, leadership & management. He has over 24 years of experience in the field of IC design engineering & Software targeted for Electronic Design Automation. Deepak started his career as a circuit designer at Silicon Compiler Systems (SCS) developing structured ASIC designs with special emphasis on memory and datapath compilers. SCS became part of Mentor Graphics corporation where he took on increasing management responsibility and built a world class engineering organization designing Memory Compilers targeted at various process nodes. At Virage Logic, as Sr. Director of Engineering, Deepak had overall responsibility of the High Density embedded memory product line which was the flagship product of the company. He was instrumental in building high level of automation in the design environment and quality assurance documents, such that complex memory designs could be developed with a high level of quality and efficiency. Deepak has a MS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and has 2 patents and several papers attached to his name.
William J. Palumbo
Chief Operating Officer
At Spectral, Bill has operational efficiency and product development responsibilites. Bill formerly served on the Executive Staff at Virage Logic Corp where he was VP & GM of High Density Memory, ran international design and software development teams in India, Armenia and the US as well as led engineering productivity initiatives. Bill also served a sales support role as executive sponsor for various major customer accounts. Prior to Virage, Bill was the Director of Engineering for the Physical Library Division of Mentor Graphics Corp which was later acquired by Virage. Bill built up the Physical IP business at Mentor to include foundation IP as well as worked on various Specialty IP and chip design projects. He also authored IP development CAD tools for Memory Compilation. He brokered several IP partnerships with 3rd parties to expand Mentor’s offerings. Before joining Mentor, Bill worked at several large semiconductor companies including RCA/GE/Harris semiconductor divisions in various capacities of IC Design and management. Bill has executive training in management and finance and holds a BSEE from Rutgers University.
Dr. Michael L. Bushnell
Chief Technology Officer
Mike has over 30 years of academic and industrial experience in the areas of design and test of VLSI circuits. He is a full professor and a Board Of Trustees Research fellow at the ECE Dept of Rutgers University, New Jersey USA. Mike was elected as an IEEE fellow for his work in the areas of Design For Test (DFT) and Design for Manufacturability (DFM). Mike has published over 100 papers and was awarded 13 patents in the areas of circuit and test. Research conducted in his labs resulted in successful technology transfer to semiconductor design and manufacturing companies, most notably to NEC IBM and Bell Labs. On the academic front he has published a textbook on Test, which is widely used for DFT courses. Mike was selected from all fields of science for the Presidential Young Investigator Award by the National Science foundation that came with a $500,000 research grant award. Earlier in his career Mike worked at General Electric Co, Honeywell Inc and Applicon Inc. Mike received his BS from MIT in Compute Engineering and has MS & Phd from Carnegie Mellon in the field of Electrical Engineering.
Michael P. Walton
VP Sales & Marketing
Michael is responsible for Sales and Marketing at Spectral. He has a long history of successfully growing emerging market start-up companies, that have compelling solutions. Michael has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, supporting EDA and IP products. Most recently he founded and ran a Sales Rep. company that successfully sold products for: Flex Logix Technologies, Altos Design Automation and Kilopass. He also has held several senior management sales and marketing positions at: Artisan Components, purchased by ARM, and Mentor Graphics. Michael holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.