John Fattaruso grew up in Berkeley, CA, and received the B.S, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley through 1986. From 1987 to 2009 he was an analog and mixed-signal circuit and device designer at Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX. He was elected Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff of TI in 2001. Since 2011 he has served as an Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, in both the EE and physics departments. He currently holds 32 patents in circuit design and authored or co-authored 24 journal papers and conference presentations.