Applying Community Innovation to HW Product Creation

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Applying Open Community Innovation to Semiconductor Product Creation
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Allen Extension Building: 101X Auditorium
Mohamed Kassem, Founder and CTO, efabless corporation
Abstract / Description: 

We live in the era of the sharing economy, with open innovation and the rise of community collaboration in open source software and 3D design.  Even though, with the stimulation of the Maker movement and hardware startup accelerators, hardware innovation is heading in the same direction, it still has not caught up.

Why?  There are technical and economic challenges that are specific to hardware that must be addressed.  Mr. Kassem will share how efabless is blazing the trail to stimulate a medium where engineers and creative product developers worldwide are connected and enabled to collaborate in defining, designing and making new hardware products customized to the countless application and markets.


Mohamed Kassem is the cofounder and CTO of efabless corporation. A community-propelled hardware design company applying collective community knowledge & creativity to all aspects of semiconductor product development.

Prior to launching efabless in 2014, Mohamed held several technical and global leadership positions within TI’s Wireless Business Unit. He joined TI in 2000 at the beginning of the digital telephony revolution fueled by the unprecedented integration of major phone functions on a single SoC.

He led the first development of 45nm, 28nm analog & mixed-signal IP functions for wireless applications processors.

Mohamed holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and BSEE from Ain Sham University, Cairo, Egypt.