Michael H. Pelkey
Founder & CEO
Mike is a serial inventor and serial entrepreneur who has a broad background in designing, using, and manufacturing electronic systems and equipment. In his younger years, Mike pioneered the sport of BASE Jumping.
Prior to founding LogiSwitch, Mike was an Automation Engineer at Jaxx Manufacturing where he designed and built assembly and metalworking machines to increase production rates, such as automatic screwdrivers, optical cut to length machines, and a variety of machines, jigs and fixtures to automate printed circuit assembly operations.
Mike’s 40+ year career goes back to the early days of the microprocessor where he was the lead engineer for the first microprocessor-based product in the numerical control industry a Z-axis controller called the Micro-Z. Mike also developed the world’s first networked cash register in the mid-1970s, and he founded Macrotech International Corporation, which was a major manufacturer of S-100 board-level computer products in the late-1970s and early-1980s.
Stephen R. Pollock
Steve started his career as custom chip designer at Texas Instruments. After a successful chip design career, he moved into high technology marketing and sales.
Most of his career has been connected to the semiconductor industry with a couple of forays into the consumer electronics industry. Since 1984, he has specialized in launching start-up companies.
He worked for a number of EDA (Electronic Design Automation) companies, including Cadence Design Systems, where he was the Group Director of Marketing for Simulation Products. He was Chairman of the ESD Alliance Emerging Companies Committee for many years.
He returned to the semiconductor industry in 2014 joining Semi-Pac, a Silicon Valley developer of advanced packaging technology and a provider of quick turn prototype services.
Steve joined LogiSwitch in 2020.
Technical Advisory Board
Tom Anderson is a technical marketing consultant working with multiple EDA, IP, and semiconductor vendors. His previous roles have included vice president of marketing at Breker Verification Systems, vice president of applications engineering at 0-In Design Automation, vice president of engineering at IP pioneer Virtual Chips, group director of product management at Cadence Design Systems, and director of technical marketing at Synopsys.
Tom has published more than 450 papers, articles, and technical blog posts, presented more than 150 conference talks, and contributed to 12 books. He has participated in the development of multiple standards within Accellera, IEEE, VSIA, and other organizations. Tom received an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Clive "Max" Maxfield
Clive “Max” Maxfield received his B.Sc. in Control Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University in England in 1980. He began his career as a designer of central processing units (CPUs) for mainframe computers. Over the years, Max has designed all sorts of interesting “stuff” from silicon chips to circuit boards and brainwave amplifiers to Steampunk Prognostication Engines (don’t ask). He has also been at the forefront of electronic design automation (EDA) for more than 30 years.
Well-known throughout the embedded systems and EDA industries, Max has presented guest lectures at universities and papers at technical conferences around the world. Max is also the author/co-author of a number of books, including Designus Maximus Unleashed (Banned in Alabama), Bebop to the Boolean Boogie (An Unconventional Guide to Electronics), The Design Warrior’s Guide to FPGAs, and How Computers Do Math.