Hall of Fame 2018
Tony Montalvo received a B.S. in Physics from Loyola University New Orleans in 1985 and an M.S.E.E. from Columbia University in 1987. He was with Advanced Micro Devices from 1987 to 1991 where he was involved in the first generation of Flash memories and is a co-inventor of several fundamental patents.
He arrived at NC State in 1991 and received his Ph.D. in 1995. His Ph.D. involved an analog implementation of a neural network machine learning system. While in grad school, he taught a junior level circuits class and received the Best Teacher award. After completing his Ph.D. he joined Ericsson in Research Triangle Park where he developed RF integrated circuits for cellular handsets.
Tony has been with Analog Devices since 2000 when he founded their Raleigh design center on Centennial Campus. At ADI he has led the development of a family of software defined radio products with a wide range of applications ranging from cellular base stations to satellite communications. He was promoted to Fellow in 2012 and in 2017 became the Director of Technology of the more than $1 Billion Communications Business Unit.
He taught an RF integrated circuits course at NC State as an Adjunct Professor between 1998 and 2004. In addition, he served on the technical program committee of the International Solid State Circuits Conference for 8 years. He has over 30 patents and 15 conference or journal papers.
Tony has four children and lives in Raleigh with his wife Linda Zier and their two youngest kids.