BRIAN YOUNG is a Member of the Technical Staff at the Somerset Design Center, Semiconductor Product Sector, Motorola, working on packaging, interconnects, and I/O design for PowerPC microprocessors and the RapidIO Interconnect Architecture. For over seven years he has specialized in simulation, modeling, measurement, and performance studies for high-speed signaling with microprocessors, fast static RAMs, and DSPs. He has served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, and as an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Young holds a Ph.D from the University of Texas, Austin and holds six patents related to packaging. He has published numerous articles in conferences and journals.