Principal Engineer and Storage Architect
Tim Symons is a Principal Engineer and Storage architect at PMC-Sierra. Prior to joining PMCSierra, Mr. Symons was a Storage Systems Architect and Technologist with Adaptec Inc. (formerly Eurologic Systems). Mr. Symons has a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Plymouth, UK.
Principal Engineer, Product Research
Heng Liao is a Principal Engineer and the chief architect for PMC's SAS Expander Products in the Enterprise Storage Product Division (ESD).
Prior to joining PMC-Sierra, Dr. Liao was a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Princeton University and studied various parallel processor architecture and compiler techniques.
Dr. Liao has over 8 years of experience in the storage and communication IC industry and has worked in various design roles. Dr. Liao holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Computer Engineering from the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Dr. Liao has over 18 US and international patents pending or awarded in the field of communication systems, switching techniques, micro-architectures, and storage systems.
Product Marketing Manager
Rachelle Trent is a Product Marketing Manager for PMC-Sierra's Enterprise and Storage Division. She currently manages the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products for server storage system applications. Formerly, Ms. Trent managed PMC-Sierra's high-speed SERDES product line. Prior to her marketing roles, she was a Mixed Signal Design Engineer and was involved with designing high-speed analog interfaces.