Steve joined Tessera Technologies, an innovative semiconductor, interconnect and imaging technology company, as its Chief Technology Officer in June 2015. Previously, Steve was Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer at Tabula, a fabless semiconductor company he founded in 2003. Prior to Tabula, Steve was Chief Technology Officer and Chief Scientist at Cadence Design Systems, a supplier of electronic design technologies and engineering services in the electronic design automation industry. Steve also previously held CTO roles at Simplex Solutions, CombiChem, BioCAD, and Tangent Systems. In 2011, Steve was awarded the World Technology Award for IT hardware innovation. Steve has been venture-backed by several top-tier venture capital firms, including Benchmark, NEA and Greylock. He has founded four companies with successful exits. Steve holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University. He previously received a World Technology Award and an Edison Award, and is an inventor on more than 285 U.S. patents across multiple disciplines. Steve resides in Menlo Park, CA.