Dan Cronin currently serves as Vice President, Worldwide Design (WWD) for Freescale Semiconductor's Networking & Computing Systems Group. Dan was promoted to this role in November 2006. Dan's career at Motorola and Freescale began in 1994 when he joined the Motorola Paging group in Boynton Beach, Florida, to work on the MCORE microcontroller and Hawk DSP programs. In 1999, Dan relocated to Austin, Texas, when he became a member of the Architecture and Systems Platform staff, responsible for development of Freescale's ARM and Power Architecture technology-based platforms. In 2003, he took on design management for the entire PowerQUICC III product family and subsequently became Director of Power Architecture Design for WWD. Dan was selected to participate on the Freescale Leadership Team in January 2006. Prior to joining Motorola, Dan worked at IBM Microelectronics, and he was a member of the Somerset design team in Austin. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree from Clemson University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.