Korbin Van Dyke


Korbin Van Dyke is a consultant in digital systems and related intellectual property.  He is co-inventor on more than 35 computer related patents, including several on speculative instruction execution, branch prediction, multiple ISA execution, compatible ISA implementation techniques, and PC sub-system virtualization. 


Van Dyke received his BSEE and MSEE degrees in 1980 and 1982 from UC Berkeley where he participated in the implementation of RISC I with Dr. Dave Patterson.  Van Dyke led a team building a programmable digital signal processor at VLSI Technology during 1982-1987.  At NexGen (later AMD), 1987-1996, he was a key contributor on the Nx586 team.  At Chromatic Research (later ATI), Van Dyke co-architected solutions for compatible, multiple ISA execution during 1996-2000.  Van Dyke contributed to the development of a network processor at XStream Logic (later Clearwater Networks) from 2000 to 2001 and became a patent agent in 2002.  (Full resume available in PDF.)


Van Dyke has been developing insights into and providing solutions for complex digital systems for more than 20 years and still enjoys the daily challenges of learning and solving.  He is an IEEE and ACM member and is based in the greater Silicon Valley area.