Howdy, my name is Chris Svec, welcome to the internet. Here you’ll find my thoughts on embedded systems, firmware, software, hardware, and the business that drives it all.
I work for Ember in Boston, Massachusetts, where I develop embedded software for our ZigBee chips. I *love* my company and my job, it’s a great gig.
Previously I worked for Silicon Labs in Austin, Texas, where I developed firmware for their Broadcast division. I worked on audio and video chips.
Previously previously I worked at AMD on computer architecture and performance modeling & analysis for x86 processors. It was a cool mixture of hardware and software engineering. I worked on AMD’s first quad-core design, among other things.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering, both from Purdue University (Go Boilers!). I focused on computer architecture and systems software, and was able to do a lot of teaching as well.
I also play bass guitar and tennis, though rarely at the same time.
You can email me at email@example.com if you feel so inclined.
Oh, and I don’t speak for my employer, their subsidiaries, partners, enemies, acquaintances, or long lost relatives. My words are my own, and I am solely responsible for them.
The tree graphic that is sometimes used as the header on this blog is by Oliver Flores, used with permission. You can check out the original here: http://oliverflores.blogspot.com/2007/10/grow.html