Dr. Edward H. Frank is presently
co-founder and CEO of Brilliant Lime, Inc., a very early-stage technology
development startup. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Cloud Parity
Inc., a voice-of-the-customer startup in the SF Bay Area, founded in late 2013.
From 2009 through 2013, he was Vice President of Macintosh Hardware Systems
Engineering at Apple, Inc. where he led the development of four generations of
Macintosh laptop and desktop computers. Before joining Apple, he was Corporate
Vice President of Research and Development at Broadcom, where he was
responsible for Broadcom's overall engineering execution and played a key role
in corporate business and IP strategy. Prior to becoming Corporate VP of
R&D, Frank co-founded and led the engineering group for Broadcom's Wireless
LAN business, which is now one of Broadcom's largest business units. Frank
joined Broadcom in May 1999 following its acquisition of Epigram, Inc., where
he was the founding CEO and Executive Vice President.
From 1993 to 1996, he was a
co-founder and Vice President of Engineering of NeTpower, Inc., a computer
workstation manufacturer. From 1988 to 1993, Frank was a Distinguished Engineer
at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he co-architected several generations of Sun's
SPARCstations and was a principal member of Sun's Green Project, which
developed the precursor to the Java cross-platform web programming language.
Dr. Frank holds over 50 issued patents. He presently serves on the Boards of
Directors of Analog Devices (ADI), Cavium (CAVM), Quantenna (QTNA), and eASIC,
and is an advisor to several Bay Area Venture capital firms and startups.
Dr. Frank holds BSEE and MSEE
degrees from Stanford University. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from
Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a Hertz Foundation Fellow, and was
elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2018. Frank has been a
Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University since 2000 and is currently a Vice
Chairman of the Board. Dr. Frank is also the Executive Director (pro bono) of
Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, and is the founder and vintner of
Compass Vineyards, in Napa California, a boutique producer of 100% estate
grown Cabernet Sauvignon.