Don Adams, P.E.
Adams & Associates
Mobile: 925.960.3295

CNSV Member
IEEE Member

Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering.
Patent analysis/support.

Pleasanton, CA 94566

Accomplished Electrical Engineer and senior manager with extensive Silicon Valley experience in research and development, strategic planning, and electronic systems for data storage. Broad experience and in depth knowledge in all related technologies as well as business principles and processes. Strong skills in statistical analysis and project management.  An innovative leader with an excellent sense of teamwork to get results.


  • Analog, RF and digital circuit design/analysis
  • EMC problems – Signal Integrity and Power Integrity
  • Probability and statistical analysis
  • Experiment design and analysis (DOE)
  • Data communication systems (serial links, SATA, SAS, PCIe, etc)
  • Detection and estimation problems
  • Magnetic recording systems
  • Control systems and motor controls
  • Phase locked loops & delay locked loops
  • ADC/DAC and digital/firmware controls
  • Power converters and controls
  • Modern sensors and MEMS sensors
  • AC/DC magnetic motors and electrostatic MEMS motors
  • Analog and digital video
  • Programming: Basic, Python, some C, MatLAB, MathCAD, PSPICE, ORCAD, Excel, JMP/MiniTab, and even Fortran
  • Computer forensics


  • Technology and market research
  • Project management
  • Engineering and scientific methods
  • Patents and intellectual property management
  • Volume manufacturing (DFM/DFT)



  • IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu
  • Consultants Network of Silicon Valley
  • Professional Engineer (E-191198, CA)