James Sproch is an independent consultant specializing in executive leadership, innovation / IP, software development, and semiconductor design for energy optimized AI machine learning applications. Previously he was Senior Director of Research & Development at Synopsys, responsible for Electronic Design Automation software product families including semiconductor power analysis and management, low-power synthesis and optimization, Design-For-Test synthesis, Automatic Test Pattern Generation, and transistor-level static verification. He joined Synopsys from Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMC), where he designed and implemented advanced VLSI chips for networking, graphics, magnetic disk, and peripheral controllers. James earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), he holds twelve issued U.S. patents, and has published several scientific and technical papers in the domain of semiconductor electronic design.