Category Archives: Zilog

Lying on your resume

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It’s not the crime that gets you, it’s the coverup. (Richard Nixon and Watergate). Getting asked by reporter about where I went to school made me remember the day I had to choose whether to lie on my resume…read full post. Download … Continue reading

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Now Hear This

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Much like my career, in the last two years this blog has traveled a serendipitous path. I orignally wrote it with four goals in mind…read full post. Download MP3

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He’s Only in Field Service

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The most important early customers for your startup usually turn out to be quite different from who you think they’re going to be. When I was at Zilog, the Z8000 peripheral chips included the new “Serial Communications Controller” (SCC). As the (very … Continue reading

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