Jim Aralis joined Microsemi in January of 2007, where he serves as chief technology officer and as vice president of advanced development. Aralis has spent more than 35 years in the development of analog, digital, and mixed signal integrated circuits, systems, and software/firmware. He has also contributed to the development of custom analog device and process technologies and CAD systems. Prior to joining Microsemi, Aralis started, staffed and managed the Maxim Integrated Products design center in Irvine, California, which designed physical layer ICs for fiber optic communications. He also managed an AFE design team designing high performance disk drive read channels for TI/SSi. In addition, Aralis worked on the design and design management of analog and digital integrated circuits for Hughes Aircraft Company. Aralis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Math Applied Science and Physics and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. He holds numerous patents and publications.