David C Black co-authored both the first and second edition of SystemC: From the Ground Up. He co-founded the Electronic System-Level (ESL) practice of XtremeEDA Corporation (formerly ESLX, Inc.). As a consultant and teacher, David's customers include companies of various sizes from Fortune 500 companies to start ups. With 30 years of engineering and programming experience at various companies throughout the US, David currently chairs the North American SystemC User's Group and is a regular contributor to OSCI (Open SystemC Initiative). David regularly speaks at conferences as a panel member or tutorial presenter.

Currently, David heads up the US portion of XtremeEDA Corporation and acts as ESL Practice Leader for the company.

On a more personal level, David loves backpacking, astronomy and Scouting with his family.
Jack Donovan is one of the co-authors of the first and second edition of SystemC: From the Ground Up. He was co-founder of the Electronic System-Level (ESL) practice of XtremeEDA Corporation (formerly ESLX, Inc.). As a consultant Jack's customers included companies of various sizes from Fortune 500 companies to start ups. Jack has over 20 years of broad engineering and management experience at various companies in Silicon Valley and Austin, TX and has been a team member or a manager for well over twenty ASIC's. Jack is the founder and past chairman of the North American SystemC User's Group and he is a regular speaker at conferences as a panel member or tutorial presenter.

Currently, Jack is looking for a new professional challenge.

Jack enjoys travel and cycling throughout the world.
Bill currently develops SystemC models of the LSI™ Axxia™ Communication Processor (ACP) memory subsystem. These models are used for both system performance modeling and as part of the Virtual Development Platform's simulator.

Just prior to joining LSI, he taught SystemC and C++ for ESLX. While at ESLX he coauthored the second edition of SystemC for the Ground Up.

In over sixteen years as a hardware technical lead at the HP NonStop Division (Tandem) ASIC development group, the team delivered over 15 ASICs or large FPGAs for the NonStop server systems.

During this time he received 33 patents, for fault-tolerant systems, high speed interconnects, and fault-tolerant power and cooling systems.

Bill has over 30 years of experience in the computer industry, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.
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