David Vye is responsible for Microwave Journal's editorial content, article review and special industry reporting. Prior to joining the Journal, Mr. Vye was a product-marketing manager with Ansoft Corporation, responsible for high frequency circuit/system design tools and technical marketing communications. He previously worked for Raytheon Research Division and Advanced Device Center as a Sr. Design Engineer, responsible for PHEMT, HBT and MESFET characterization and modeling as well as MMIC design and test. David also worked at M/A-COM's Advanced Semiconductor Operations developing automated test systems and active device modeling methods for GaAs FETs. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, with a concentration in microwave engineering.
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Natalie Phillips is in Product Marketing at National Instruments. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a B.S. in Advertising.
Leonard Pelletier work in the Application Support team for Freescale RF in Tempe, AZ and provides technical assistance to the amplifier design community. He has been with the company since 1995 working in this position supporting all RF applications. Prior to his work with RF components, Mr. Pelletier held amplifier design engineering positions with both the Motorola Cellular Infrastructure Group and the Motorola RF Products Division.
Mr. Pelletier received a BA in Electrical and Computer Engineering from California State Polytechnical University, (Cal Poly) Pomona, CA in 1983 and received a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA in 1988. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California and has been working in the high power RF arena since 1983.
Leonard is married with a son and lives in Scottsdale, AZ. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, motorcycles, ATV’s and beach volleyball.
Janine began working as a professional writer in engineering fields more than 19 years ago. Presently at UBM Tech, she is editor of the PCB Design Center on EDN.com and the EE Times Memory Designline on EET.com. In addition, she is taking on a new role as Technical Program Director at DesignCon 2015. During her career, Janine has worked with numerous publications, including Microwaves & RF, Wireless Systems Design, Communication Systems Design, Wireless Design Online, and Global Telephony, as well as with industry leaders in a freelance writing capacity. A member of NASW and ACS, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware and a Master’s Degree from Duquesne University. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or tb_janine on Twitter.
Within technical marketing at National Instruments, Phyllis Cosentino focuses on the communication and support of new capabilities for RF, Wireless, Microwave, and Communication products. Prior to joining NI, Phyllis held senior leadership roles within Dell’s Communication Solutions Group, Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireless Division and AT&T Bell Labs RF Services and Wireless Development where she made significant contributions to the development and deployment of CDMA and GSM systems globally. Phyllis holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, completed the Program for Executives at Carnegie Mellon University, and holds several patents in wireless technology.
Christopher Marki is the Director of Operations at Marki Microwave. He is co-blogger of Marki’s award winning industry blog, lead designer of mixers and passive products, and resident (newbie) guitar luthier. His babies (i.e. his mixers, passives products and IMS inspired guitar) can be found on display at booth #634.