Alessandro Piovaccari is currently Adjunct Professor in the MSEE program at the University of Bologna. He is the VP of Conferences for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, a board member CTO Council of the Global Semiconductor Alliance, and the Center for Leadership Education at the Johns-Hopkins University, an advisor for the Berkeley Skydeck and Silicon Catalyst startup incubators. He is also part of the technical advisory board of several semiconductor startups.
He has more than 25 years of technical and management experience in the semiconductor industry, including CTO and SVP of Engineering at Silicon Labs. He co-architected and led the development of many wireless and IoT SoC’s, which have surpassed 4 billion devices shipments. Most notably, the first single-chip TV tuner IC, still used by nine of the world’s top-ten TV makers, and 80 percent market share. He has also been a long-time contributor to the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), covering chair positions in both the technical program and steering committees.
Alessandro received his Laurea and PhD degrees in EECS from the University of Bologna and a Post-Grad certificate (summa cum laude) in EECS from the Johns-Hopkins University. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Lifetime Fellow of Silicon Labs. He received an IEEE SSCS award in leadership for organizing the first virtual solid-state conference. He holds 38 US patents, including a Patent of the Year award.