Advisors to Technology, Legal and Financial communities

Our Value

Parallel Semiconductor LLC provides technical and management support where independent perspective, analysis or due diligence is required.

We are prepared to assist you in navigating our rapidly changing industry which is facing: 

        • Intellectual property threats and opportunities

        • Industry consolidation

        • Advancing technologies

        • Market commoditization

        • Business strategy and leadership changes
           

Capabilities

Areas of expertise

  • IC packaging & assembly

  • Mixed-signal semiconductors

  • Mobile electronics

  • Strategic intelligence

Transaction support

  • Identification of targets

  • IP buy and sell side

  • Patent licensing

  • Technical diligence for M & A

Advice and services

  • IP portfolio management

  • Independent IP evaluation

  • Technical due diligence

  • Transitional management

  • Competitive analysis

Our clients

  • Semiconductor suppliers

  • Private equity including venture capital

  • Investment banks

  • Market analysts

  • IP and ASIC design services

  • Design automation tool vendors

 

Team

Deb Kaller
Deb founded Parallel Semiconductor LLC in 2007 with a focus on integrated circuit package technology development and intellectual property management for the handheld and portable markets.  She works closely with end customers, product architects, silicon designers and marketing teams to define new products and solutions where the package strategy is key to a successful business.

From 1992 to 2006, Deb led technology developments at Intel Corporation for die stacking, package-on-package (PoP) stacking, pin count control and package size reduction for system integration programs including memory, application and communication processors, analog and RF.  She has direct experience with third-party assembly test contractors plus has developed, ramped, and managed US-based assembly facilities.  She supported activities related to the divestiture of the Cellular Handheld group to Marvell Technology and was part of the Marvell team in 2007 following the transition.  Deb started her career at Burr-Brown Corporation, first in the wafer fab, then in packaging, including development and in-house production ramp of one of the first laminate / molded multichip packages.

Deb graduated in 1983 from the University of Arizona with a BS in Chemical Engineering.  She has two patents and has made numerous presentations at industry conferences.

Roy Kaller
Roy currently serves as Vice President of Corporate Technology at Cirrus Logic overseeing the Quality, Information Technology, Silicon Technology, Assembly Technology and Yield Engineering organizations. Roy joined Cirrus Logic full time in 2012 after serving several years as a consultant to the company.

During his career, he has built successful engineering teams, design centers and product lines for both public and start-up companies. Prior to joining Cirrus Logic, Roy was managing director at Parallel Semiconductor. Previously, he served as Vice President of Corporate Engineering at Standard Microsystems (SMSC), and before that he was vice president of Engineering and a member of the Board of Directors at Gain Technology, which SMSC acquired in June 2002. Roy also held engineering leadership positions with National Semiconductor, Silicon Systems and Burr-Brown.

Roy earned his BSEE from University of Arizona in 1983 and graduated from the U of A’s Arizona Executive Program in 1992. He has supported the IEEE Solid State Circuits Conference as an Analog Committee member and was the instructor of the Integrated Power Management tutorial in 2005.

 
 
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