Camelback Computer Architecture, LLC offers computer architecture consulting services to assess technology, develop products, and protect intellectual property.† Don Alpert is the president and principal consultant.
Don has served as an expert witness for more than 15 patent litigation cases.† He has written expert reports on claim construction, validity analysis, and infringement analysis.† He has also been deposed and testified at trials on these topics.† His skills include analyzing hardware (VHDL and Verliog) and software (C and assembly language) of complex computer systems.
Don also consults to assess patents for acquisition and for pre-litigation review.
Donís areas of technical specialty include:
∑ Instruction Set Architecture
∑ Processor Organization
∑ Microprocessor Design and Validation
∑ Performance Evaluation
∑ PC System Architecture
His qualifications include:
∑ Over 20 years leadership experience at Intel, National Semiconductor, and Zilog
∑ Principal architect of the Pentiumģ Processor
∑ Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and MIT
∑ Past chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Microprocessors and Microcomputers
∑ Taught graduate-level classes in computer architecture at Stanford, Tel Aviv, and ASU
∑ Microprocessor Report Editorial Board member
Publications and Presentations:
Architectures and National
Semiconductor Swordfish on Mark Smothermanís site
for computer architecture history
The Future of Microprocessor Architecture keynote at Cool Chips I (4/15/1998)
Scalable Micro-supercomputers based on the article in Microprocessor Report (3/17/2003)
Adaptive Computing Ensemble Microprocessor Architecture, U.S. Patent No. 7,389,403 (6/17/2008)
Anthem College Commencement Address (12/18/2009)
Technical Highlights for some projects on which I have worked.
Camelback Computer Architecture is named after Camelback Mountain, the dramatic landmark in central Phoenix.† Click here for a view of the mountain from Papago Park.
Last modified 23-March-2013.