June 29, 2002
Thomas Beckley, the CEO of NeoLinear, Inc. received Ernst & Youngs 2002 Western Pennsylvania Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Emerging Entrepreneur category, and Lawrence Weidman, President of TimeSys Corporation, was also selected as a finalist in the same group.
Neolinear was founded in 1996 by Rick Carley, ST Microelectronics Professor of ECE; Director of CHIPS and Rob Rutenbar, Jatras Professor of ECE and CS; Director, Center for Circuits, Systems and Software. Neolinear is a Pittsburgh-based technology company specializing in high-speed analog signal processing circuits.
Raj Rajkumar, Associate Professor of ECE and CS; Director, Real-Time and Multimedia Laboratory, started TimeSys, which pioneers tools used to build Linux and Java embedded applications.