Drew Wingard is a founder and the Chief Technical Officer of Sonics, Inc. He has been the original architect of Sonics' SiliconBackplane and the original creator of the Open Core Protocol specification. He represents Sonics on the Governing Steering Committee and chairs the Specification working group at OCP-IP. Prior to founding Sonics, Wingard led the development of advanced circuit and CAD methodology for MicroUnity Systems Engineering, Inc. He received a B.S. from the University of Texas, Austin and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.