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David F. Chan

Analog Field Applications Engineer at Texas Instruments

Work experience

Feb 2016Present

Analog Field Applications

Texas Instruments (Sunnyvale, CA)
Aug 2013Feb 2016

Analog Field Applications

Texas Instruments (Sunnyvale, CA)
  • Supported a large variety of assigned customer accounts across the entire Northern California Bay area and beyond (consumer, medical, industrial, and military), resulting in 21.6% and 41.7% analog growth in 2014 and 2015 respectively (far surpassing the industry average) and accounting for >$5.5M net revenue per year
  • Attended an assorted range of dedicated semiconductor training sessions on power, battery  chargers, lighting, op-amps and data converters, audio, clocking, RF, motor drivers, video/communications, and more
  • Combined communication, organizational, and strategic planning skills to effectively drive long-term customer relationships, propose system and architecture solutions, and solve design problems
  • Led my team as the High Speed Data Converter and Battery champion to provide focused insight to customers and co-workers and to provide accelerated growth for key target accounts
Aug 2012Aug 2013

Analog Applications | International Applications Integration Coordinator

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX)

Applications Rotation Program (Precision Analog, Centralized Applications Team)

  • Created the TI Designs report standard, approved by multiple Senior VPs and the CEO. Heavily contributed to the very first three comprehensive Verified designs. Adopted company-wide to be used as an applications learning tool and to help sell Texas Instruments products by making designs easy
  • Worked with Technical Sales Representatives and field partners in the Bay region to support the needs and key concerns of mass market customers by building relationships, setting clear expectations, and prioritizing top opportunities
  • Strived to execute and win by identifying sockets, recommending parts, and closing customer issues
  • Modeled and simulated circuits in TINA SPICE, designed PCB circuit layouts in Altium Designer, and debugged various circuit designs
  • Connected with the wide network of factory engineers to help provide collateral and technical solutions to customers and their issues by leveraging tools and resources such as the "Engineer 2 Engineer" forums


  • Assigned roles and responsibilities to US buddies for all incoming international Applications Rotation Program participants
  • Planned and organized cross-functional events with other Integration Coordinators to bring together people within the rotation programs, Applications Engineers and Technical Sales Associates, US and International
  • Volunteered to help assist potential program candidates to provide firsthand account of experience within the program and to answer questions as a Recruitment Coordinator
  • Mentored my intern and introduced them to the strategies and best practices to follow when working together to support customers, drive business, and grow revenue and market share
  • Provided insight and advice for my assigned intern into the wide range of daily job roles and responsibilities to help stimulate personal and professional growth



Dec 2010Aug 2011

EMC Test Engineer Co-op

Cisco Systems (Boxborough, MA)
  • Configured a variety of routers, switches, and prototypes for compliance testing
  • Collaborated with cross-functional development teams internationally to communicate issues, prioritize goals, and develop solutions
  • Documented electromagnetic compatibility test results (Conducted/Radiated Emissions, EFT, Surge, and more) for multiple families of products
  • Simplified procedural notes of test setups and device configuration for future co-ops to increase efficiency and reduce confusion
Jun 2010Aug 2010

Systems Engineering Intern

QED Technologies (Rochester, NY)
  • Constructed test stands and adapter plate solutions for debugging prototype machines, power supplies, and various electronics
  • Loaded component information and placed part orders using ERP software for work station designs after assisting with the schematic design and PCB layout

Education

Aug 2007May 2012

Electrical Engineering Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)

Bachelor of Science

Minors: Management, Psychology

Honors: Dean's list for 4 quarters

Volunteering Experience

United Way with Texas Instruments (Bay Area chapter - Tech Smart, Big Heart)

  • Helped to bag and distribute produce for the Sunnyvale Community Services organization
  • Assembled educational kits for RAFT (Resource Area For Teachers) and 1M students in the Bay area
  • Participated in home repair and construction with Habitat for Humanity
  • Distributed literacy kits to kindergartners at Ryan Elementary School, in addition to painting and gardening the campus