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  Paul Vroomen

Paul Vroomen

Adjunct Faculty


Baskin School of Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Adjunct Faculty


Adjunct Faculty

Engineering Building 2
SOE2 Room 247-B

Engineering 2


Paul has over thirty years of engineering and executive management experience in the semiconductor industry. He started his career as a chip designer, spending the first 7 years of his career designing both analog and digital devices for telecoms applications. He then moved to product line management and worked his way up to VP/GM of divisions at three public semiconductor companies: Zilog, Inc. (computer peripherals), VLSI Technologies, Inc. (digital TV) and Oak Technologies, Inc. (digital TV and DVD). He then went on to become CEO of three venture capital funded start up semiconductor companies, SandCraft, Inc (networking), Connex Technologies, Inc. (HDTV) and Sandbridge Technologies, Inc. (mobile phones). Paul led Sandbridge through several exit transactions that resulted in positive economic return for its lead investors. He also spent 3 years at Tallwood Venture Capital, LLP, as an executive in residence where he reviewed candidate business plans and performed due diligence on selected promising enterprises. 


Paul has a PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz, focusing on the application of machine learning to provide intelligent decision support for private equity investment.  Paul also has an MSEE from the Philips International Institute (now at Eindhoven University of Technology) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and a BSEE (cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he also completed the Managerial Advancement Program at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Business. 

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