Doug graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA with a BSEE and MSEE with Honors in 1973 and 1974. He started in the Microelectronics industry in 1975 with NCR Corp in Miamisburg, OH and then continued his over 40 year career in Silicon Valley joining Siliconix and later General Instrument as Wafer Fabrication Engineer Manager, developing state of the arts Bipolar and optically sensitive devices. In 1986 he joined start up Advanced Power Devices in Bend, OR as Device Development and Process Engineering Manager, eventually taking on the role of Director of Wafer Fabrication Operations. In 2006 he came to Linear Technology as Process Engineering Manager of Linear's primary wafer fabrication facility in Camas, WA. Doug retired and formed his own business, DAPike Engineering in 2013 and Semefab was his first client for which he continues as the North American Business Development Manager.