Richard W. Ahrons, Ph.D.
DACON Associates
Phone: 408.970.8892

CNSV Member
IEEE Senior Member

Semiconductors, Forecasting, IC-ASIC Sourcing, wafer processing, Patent Analysis. Expert Witness.

983 Garrity Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054-4129

Dr. Ahrons is president of DACON Associates. He has over 40 years of semiconductor engineering and marketing experience at firms including Motorola, National Semiconductor, RCA, S-MOS Systems (Seiko), Burroughs (Unisys) and Opcoa, a semiconductor startup that he founded. He has been involved in advanced technology, development, operations, applications, process, packaging, marketing and business planning across many different product lines.

His semiconductor consulting experience includes new product and competitive analysis, support of patent litigation, product launch, promotion, business issues, sourcing, IC wafer and package foundry coordination, project management, and startup support.

His experience in technical support of patent litigation includes working with over 15 law firms.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Intellectual Property Research
  • Patent Analysis and Evaluation
  • Prior Art Search
  • Expert Witness
  • Litigation Damage Analysis
  • ITC Action Support
  • Semiconductor Memory
  • Microcontroller Technology
  • Microprocessor Technology
  • Embedded Processors
  • RISC Processors
  • Digital Circuits
  • Analog Circuits
  • ASIC
  • IP Macros
  • Megacells
  • DRAM, SRAM. Flash, EEPROM
  • IC Packaging
  • Semiconductor Process
  • Plasma Etch and CVD

Dr. Ahrons holds 14 patents and has publishsd over 25 papers. He received awards in the field and has been active in various IEEE organizations and committees. He is a past Chair of CNSV. Dr. Ahrons has a BSEE and MSEE from MIT and a Ph.D. in communications and computers from New York Polytechnic Institute.

Dick has been active in IEEE for many years, including:

  • IEEE-CNSV Chair: 2005
  • IEEE-CNSV Treasurer: 1999-2002
  • IEEE-CNSV Director: 2006-2009
  • IEEE-SCV (Santa Clara Valley) Section Executive Committee