Technical Advisor, Fellow and Lecturer
As Silicon Labs’ Chief Technology Officer, Alessandro Piovaccari is responsible for the company’s product and technology research and development. Alessandro joined Silicon Labs in 2003 to design the company’s single-chip FM radio products, which have surpassed 1.5 billion device shipments. He co-architected Silicon Labs’ single-chip TV tuner IC, used by nine of the world’s top ten TV makers, with more than 70 percent market share and 1 billion unit shipped. Previously, Alessandro worked as a research scientist at Tanner Research, joining the company in 1997 to develop CMOS neuro-inspired image processors. From 1998 to 2003, he was a member of the design services team at Cadence Design Systems, focusing on CMOS RFICs and high-speed SerDes IP development. Alessandro holds 38 patents and is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Full Member of AES. Alessandro received Laurea and PhD degrees in electronic engineering and computer science from the University of Bologna in Italy and a Post-Master's Certificate with Honors in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He also serves as a board member for the Skillpoint Alliance, as a member of the advisory council of UTeach Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences, and steering committee for the IEEE CICC conference.