My name is Bill Gascoyne. I am an ASIC design engineer by vocation and education, and for the past fifteen years my career has focused largely on creating and delivering training for other ASIC engineers, first with LSI Logic and then with Magma Design Automation. I delight in explaining highly technical material and making it accessible to audiences at any level, from novice to expert, in either a live lecture environment or on the web. I am currently working for Blue Pearl Software in Santa Clara, CA.