TOM GRANBERG has earned several technical degrees—B.S. in Physics from Washington State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver. Tom has worked for dominant networking companies Cisco Systems and SkyStream Networks and in ASIC design emulation at Quickturn Design Systems (a Cadence Company). He has also worked in digital signal processing, digital imaging systems, and flat panel sensors, and at companies including Condor Systems, Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin), Storage Technology, and Honeywell Test Instruments. He lives in Santa Clara, California—the heart of the Silicon Valley—and enjoys access to many of the world's newest technologies.