Bruce Young is a strong leader with a broad engineering background from more than 25 years of experience in both Fortune 100 and small companies. A skilled technologist with a deep understanding of PC Architecture, Consumer Electronics, Digital Media Rights and Protection Technologies, High Speed I/O and Video/Graphics, Mr. Young has been involved in nearly every aspect of electronic product design and manufacturing at some point in his career including the development of several industry-standard specifications such as PCI, the backbone of modern PC architecture. He is also an experienced manager of engineering teams including outsourcing to Asian suppliers and working with Asian Design Centers with direct experience managing teams in India, Taiwan & China. Named as an inventor on 40 issued US Patents, he is also a Registered Patent Agent with the ability to integrate an Intellectual Property strategy into a business.
Mr. Young is currently an independent patent agent serving the intellectual property needs of a variety of clients. Mr. Young's past career experiences include: Director of System Architecture for Display Technology at Jabil, the third largest electronics manufacturing services company in the world; Chief Technology Officer for two small companies, Radiosophy, a maker of HD Radio receivers, and Digital5, which created networking software for consumer electronics products; Director of Engineering for the Consumer Solutions group at Gateway where he was instrumental in the development of Gateway’s non-PC products such as plasma TVs and digital cameras; and positions at several other companies including Hewlett-Packard, Lucasfilm/Pixar, and Intel.
Mr. Young holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, and an Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He currently lives in Le Mars, IA with Debra, his wife of over 30 years where they enjoy keeping up with their four grown children.