President and Chief Executive Officer
Russ has more than 20 years of experience in EDA and Digital System
Prior to founding Tau in 1996, Russ was Chief Scientist at Zycad,
where he was responsible for design of the LightSpeed simulation
As a Senior Scientist at Everex in 1990, he managed the development of
the first 24-bit-per-pixel true-color VGA, and as a Software Engineer
at Valid Logic Systems in 1983, he managed the enhancement of the
Logic Simulator which boosted performance, improved modeling accuracy,
and added interactive graphical debugging facilities.
Don Van Dyke
Vice President of Engineering
Don has extensive experience in Compiler Development, Computer
Architecture, and Engineering Management.
Prior to joining Tau, Don was OS manager at Intel, where he led a team
defining advanced HW architectures and OS features.
Before Intel, Don was Software Director at ATI Research.
As Architecture manager at Sun Microsystems in 1995, Don managed
groups of architects developing advanced Sparc processors.
At Cray Research in 1990, he led the development of a highly advanced
Don holds more than 15 patents in computer architecture and compiler