Founder, Redwood EDA
Steve Hoover is the founder of the Massachusetts startup, Redwood EDA. Steve holds a BS in electrical engineering, summa cum laude, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MS in computer science from the University of Illinois. He has extensive expertise in high-performance server CPU design, having contributed to multiple generations of Alpha microprocessors at DEC and Compaq as well as Itanium and Xeon server CPUs at Intel. After leading the early logic design of an Intel Omni-Path HPC network switch, Steve redirected his design experience where it could be helpful to other designers and founded Redwood EDA. In conjunction with his commercial endeavors, Steve is actively contributing to the specification of open transaction-level hardware description language extensions and is developing the Makerchip online digital logic design environment to eliminate barriers to open-source hardware development in the cloud.