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Charlie Demerjian, co-founder of SemiAccurate, started his writing career at The Inquirer under the watchful eye of Mike Magee. His first byline was in 2003 but there were several uncredited pieces before that at various places around the Internet. Although he went to school for various scientific disciplines, from biology to chemistry to genetics, his career always seemed to circle back to computers, some would call it an addiction.
He purchased his first computer in 1981, designed his first network in 1985, and was on the Internet a decade before the majority of the world knew what it was. Since the mid-1980s, Charlie has worked as a consultant designing and supporting networks for small businesses and non-profits in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
In 2003, the networking, science, and consulting work all came together for his first bylined article. Since then, he has written about everything from the products, the people, the technology, and the companies that make the computers you use. During the last seven years, he has uncovered some of the largest stories in technology, from AMD buying ATI to the science behind Nvidia’s ‘bumpgate’ mass chip failures.
Charlie currently resides in Minneapolis where he splits his time between writing, small business networking, and consulting for legal firms, private equity funds, and VC’s with questions about the science of the technology and it’s place within the current technology ecosystem. If you are interested in hiring Charlie as a consultant, either to learn more about large semiconductor companies or the underlying technology please contact Copper at SemiAccurate to schedule a call.
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Thomas Ryan is a native of Portland, Oregon; currently living a bit further north in Seattle, Washington. He attends Seattle Central Community College and planning on transferring to a larger institution in the future. Thomas first began to appreciate the wonders of the semiconductor industry while doing research on his previous favorite hobby, PC gaming. Having co- purchased his first computer at the ripe old age of 11, with $150 and the help of Craigslist he’s been buying and building computers ever since.
Thomas first began writing here at S|A after responding to a request in the forums for a volunteer to write roundups. He published his first article with only the writing experience he gained from his high school language arts classes and English 101, he’s learned quite bit since that time. If you’d like to contact Thomas by e-mail in the standard format noted below. Follow Thomas on twitter @dangerofunicorn or on Google Plus
Leo Yim is our correspondent from the far flung reaches of East Asia. Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English he’d rather be talking about computers no matter what language. A true detail man he dreams of building gaming rigs from workstation class parts.
Leo first began writing here at S|A after arguing with Charlie, and winning. Follow Leo on Twitter @265586888
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