Carl J. Simonsen is an Intel Fellow and Director of Advanced Library Architecture and Design Integration in Intel Corporation�s Portland Technology Development (PTD). Simonsen is responsible for the development and initial deployment of standard cell libraries on each of the advanced technologies produced by PTD. He participates in technology definition, insuring that options comprehend design impact, and design impact tradeoffs comprehend process difficulty.
Simonsen joined Intel in 1974 as a New College Graduate. His first position was as a junior circuit designer developing a family of CMOS MSI components. Throughout his career at Intel, Simonsen has held circuit design positions working on several technologies, including nMOS 16K, and 64K CCD memory products; nMOS, 64K DRAM memory products; cMOS 256K DRAM memory products; cMOS PLL and clock driver; and library architectures.
Simonsen has received an Intel Individual Achievement Award, holds two patents for circuits and design methodologies, and has co-authored several papers on design and design methodologies.
Simonsen was born in Chicago in 1951. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in I974 from the University of Illinois, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1979 from the University of Santa Clara in Santa Clara, Calif. He is a member of the IEEE.