(Senior Member, IEEE) studied
mathematics at San Francisco State College.
In 1964 he joined Fairchild Semiconductor
R&D, where he helped specify and implement
the Symbol high-level language computer. From
1969 to 1984 he
was with Intel Corporation,
where he worked on the specification of the earlv
Intel microprocessors. He also supervised lntel's
microcomputer training development group. He
also spent two years in Brussels as an Applications Engineer
supporting European customers.
From 1984 to 1988 he was the Director of Customer Engineering
Services at Silicon Compiler Systems (SCS), where he developed
application-specific IC's. In 1988 he joined Synopsys, where he was
Technical Training Manager. He is presently Director of Technical Services
at C-ATS. Palo Alto, CA. He also taught courses at the University of Santa
Clara and Stanford
University, and has been a Guest Professor in China,
Finland, Sweden and South Africa. He has published two books and over 50 articles and papers on the
design and application of VLSI,
including signal processing, instrumentation,
security, and optimization.
Mazor is in the Inventor's Hall of Fame, received the American
Innovator Award, the Kyoto Price, the Robert Noyce Award, the SFSU
"Wall of Fame,"a PC Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Best Paper Award for his GOMAC contribution on
VHSIC insertion in 1986. He is active in the COMPCON program committee and
the Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop.
having designed four
computers and programmed in more than ten different languages, his
main interest during the past ten years is
designing French chateaux.
Below is a picture of his house in Ashland, a replica of a grand home in
Normandy, build-up with styrofoam Rastra blocks. As Mr. Mazor said
"There aren't too many chances in your life where you get to do
things just for fun." Recently, he published a book named
Expandable House - For Present Needs and Future Dreams," where he
shows how to build a house using these techniques.