IEEE Senior Member
CMOS, ASIC, Analog Mixed-signal, AMS, Silicon Architect, Product Definition, Management.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Rafael Betancourt is the former Director, Analog Mixed-signal System and Verification at the System Silicon Division of Synaptics, Inc. where he was responsible for a global team that performs AMS verification of complex capacitive touch controllers, as well as integrated touch & LCD Display Controller ICs (TDDI). He also served as technical lead for various TDDI controller chips.
A people-oriented IC Design Manager/Architect with over 30 tapeouts of digital/analog CMOS IC design experience, directly responsible for the design and release to production of over a billion units. Experienced in complete product lifecycle, from initial conception through design, verification, fabrication & testing, Rafael is driven by project success and the success of the team.
Rafael received the Degree of Engineer in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, the M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. He was recipient of a Howard Hughes Masters’ Fellowship, a General Electric Foundation Fellowship, and a NASA-Ames Research Center Graduate Training Grant. Before Synaptics, he has consulted extensively for industry in Silicon Valley.
Rafael is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and is also currently Vice-Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the Technology and Engineering Management Society (IEEE-TEMS-SCV).
His professional interests include CMOS low-power analog and mixed-signal circuits for capacitive touch human interface devices, display electronics for LCD and OLED controllers (TDDI), the history of electronics, and engineering management of high performance teams.