Louis Prado, born Luis Alberto Prado and commonly known as Lou Prado, was born and raised in Queens Borough, New York City. He is a first generation citizen of the United States with ancestors from Nicaragua, Denmark, and Germany.
Education and Work History
Louis A. Prado received a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University where he served as the IEEE Student Chairman. He has since designed mixed-signal microcontrollers for Microchip Technologies and has worked world-wide with CAD departments to improve integrated-circuit design at over 20 major semiconductor manufactures including Philips, Motorola, Hitachi, Samsung, TSMC, and Toshiba.
In his most recent role, Lou Prado is a software engineering consultant developing Software as a Service (SAAS). He spends most of his day coding in C#, T-SQL, and HTML5 using Microsoft's .NET MVC Framework. In the evening Lou is runs his other businesses which includes BlueMate, www.BlueMate.com, a leading company in the Smartphone home automation industry.
From 2009 to 2011 Mr. Prado served as Vice President for a Information Technology company, Endeka. He performed his work at the FBI Academy, FLETC, and various military and law enforcement agencies. He has worked on all layers of the OSI Communication Model, from optimizing the design of Realtek’s/Cisco’s Ethernet PHYceivers (Layer 1) to coding server-side/client-side MIS Applications (Layer 7). He has also studied antenna theory and was responsible for Electromagnetic Interference/Compliance of a NASA-sponsored low earth orbit satellite.
Louis Prado has received numerous academic and innovation awards, holds 2 U.S. patents, authored technical papers, and presented at conferences world-wide.
From 1999 to 2004, he was a employee-shareholder of Neolinear. Neolinear was a Carnegie Mellon University start-up that use genetic-based proprietary algorithms to automate design of challenging integrated circuits. In 2004 Neolinear was purchased by Cadence Design Systems. He then sold a commercial lithography business in 2009 which he owned and operated for several years.
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