Bennett Smith (1993 photo at left) is a consultant in microprocessors, computing-platforms, and related intellectual property. He is co-inventor on eight computer related patents (branch prediction, multiprocessing) and co-authored a graduate-level text: “The Anatomy of a High- Performance Microprocessor: A Systems Perspective,” an IEEE Computer Society Press best-seller in 1999.
Smith received his BSEE in
1980 from Texas A&M and subsequently worked as an IC designer at Texas
Instruments and Hewlett-Packard. In 1984, Smith received his MSEE from UC
Berkeley where he studied microprocessor logic design and wrote a thesis
under Dr. Nick Tredennick. He worked on processor projects during
1984-1989 at the
Since 1993 Smith has
focused on providing strategic technical consulting and related intellectual
property services to high-tech companies and their legal counsel.
He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is based in the greater