Liam Madden

Liam Madden is an independent consultant in the semiconductor industry. He spent over 40 years developing microprocessors, ASICS and FPGA’s. Prior to his retirement he was Executive VP and GM of the Wired and Wireless Group at Xilinx (recently acquired by AMD) where he drove the 5G and Wired Communications business with an annual revenue of over $1B.

Over his career he contributed to a range of industry leading products including: high performance and low power microprocessors (Alpha and StrongArm at DEC), embedded processors and IP (MIPS) and consumer devices (Xbox 360 at Microsoft). Mr. Madden holds a BE degree from University College Dublin, an M.Eng. degree from Cornell University, is an Adjunct Professor at UCD, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland and for ten years was a Board Member of Science Foundation Ireland.