Amr has 24 years of R&D experience in the semiconductor industry. He started with SWS by establishing and growing the digital design team, and is currently the head of operations and systems engineering.
Prior to joining SWS, Amr held several senior managerial and technical positions at PMC-Sierra, ICCC A/S Denmark, and IBM Technology Group. He was also affiliated with the VLSI Research Group and the Center for Applied Research in Cryptography at the University of Waterloo.
Amr’s expertise is in the areas of digital and DSP architectures and chip development and productization. He has led teams for over 20 chips targeting highly innovative applications ranging from MEMS-based sensor interfaces to cryptographic co-processors to large storage and telecom SoCs. During his tenure at PMC-Sierra, he was on the T10 Technical Committee at the ANSI INCITS T10 where he made technical contributions to the 6GSAS PHY Working Group.
Amr obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electronics and communications engineering, both with highest honors, from Cairo University. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Amr is author and co-author of more than 30 publications in international journals and conferences and holds 1 US patent and has 2 more pending.