Mounir Maaref lives in the UK and works as a Principal SoC Architect. He has 25 years of experience in the microelectronics industry spanning FPGAs, ASICs, embedded processing, networking, data storage, satellite communications, Bluetooth, and WiFi connectivity. He likes working on cutting edge technologies involving both hardware and soft ware. His main focus is on the system architecture design, hardware and software interactions, performance analysis, and modeling. He has published several application notes and white papers and has been a speaker at many conferences worldwide. He holds a masters degree in Electronics and Telecoms. He is a 2nd dan black belt in Tang Soo Do and is getting trained to become a martial arts instructor.