Peterson - Managing Director
Mr. Peterson specializes
in developing and growing new businesses, and technologies. During the
last 3 years, Mr Peterson has owned operated Westtech Management and
contributed significant expertise and execution to help bring up and
develop small companies in Shanghai China, East & West Coast US,
and the UK.
Previously he was a 29 year
Intel veteran where he spent the last two thirds of that time founding
and developing new internal businesses and technologies and teams for
Intel. There he was most recently the GM and co-founder of Intel Microelectronics
Services and co-founder of two previous Intel businesses, one of which
became the original core team of Intel¡¯s third largest business unit.
He was a prolific design & development leader of many generations
of advanced and low cost semiconductor products including 3 microprocessors
and 8 generations of communication or computation chipsets. He¡¯s been
a highly quoted industry speaker in industry journals on deep submicron
process design challenges. Mr. Peterson has been an invited speaker
to technology forums in many industry companies, and government forums.
He was a former Intel Technology Director & visionary driving dramatic
shift in Intel design methodology to cell-based methods across the six
Microprocessor Product Group Divisions. Earlier, he was a program founder
& co-inventor of world¡¯s first supercomputer to win the world race
to break the sustained TeraFLOPS computation barrier. This established
the core team and technology for Intel¡¯s Enterprise Component Business.
BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering 1974. Mr Peterson also sits
on the BOD of a Taiwanese manufacturing company.
Smith - Sales, Business Development, & Program Management
Mr. Smith is a sales and business development consultant for global
technology start-ups, semiconductor providers, and industrial manufacturers.
Mr. Smith was an eight-year Intel veteran where he held various management
positions, most recently in Intel Capital where he helped to incubate
several successful businesses. Prior to Intel, Mr. Smith held management
positions at Cummins Engine Company, General Electric Corporation, and
the United States Army.
Mr. Smith has served on the Board of Directors of Raining Data Corporation
since August 2005 (RDTA on the NASDAQ). Raining Data offers an XML-enabled
database management system designed to radically change the manner in
which data is accessed, delivered and consumed within the highly complex
and dynamic world of service oriented architectures. Mr. Smith is also
on the company¡¯s Audit Committee.
Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
from the United States Military Academy at West Point a Masters of Business
Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
at the University of Virginia.
Morrison - ALMOR Sales & Consulting LLC
Mr. Morrison has an extensive
36 years Semiconductor experience, with 16 years as the VP of the MS
Foundry Business unit at AMI Semiconductor where he managed ~ $1.3B
of Sales and P&L over the 16 years achieving greater than 25% operating
margin. Prior 20 years were in semiconductor Marketing and Manufacturing.
He has a strong knowledge of the Semiconductor Cycles and issues, the
Fabless model and the IDM market place. In depth understanding of market
share and growth drivers, as well as competitive issues in the Foundry
Market place of ~ $100B. Experienced in the IPO process and the associated
business issues as a key participant in 2003, AMIS IPO of $1.2B as the
MS Foundry Business Unit was one of three AMIS business units during
Novemeber, 2006 Current
status: Retired from AMIS in May, 2006 and am now a independent
Sales and Consulting Rep under the name of ALMOR Sales & Consulting
LLC. I currently have 6 companies under various Rep agreements. Additionally,
Mr. Morrison is associated with the Gerson Lehrman Group (www.thecouncils.com)
as a semiconductor consultant for their clients on request as well as
Independent consultant for Design companies, Foundries and Fabless customers.