Jag Bolaria

Jag Bolaria is a principal analyst for embedded and servers at The Linley Group. During more than 20 years in the communications and PC semiconductor industries, he defined and launched products for computing and networking that shipped more than 100 million units. Coauthor of A Guide to FPGAs, A Guide to Embedded Processors, A Guide to Server Processors, A Guide to Processors for Wireless Base Stations, A Guide to Multicore Processors, Communications Semiconductor Market Share, and Communications Semiconductor Market Forecast, he has spoken at many industry events — including Network Systems Design Conference, Northcon, Wescon, and Min/Micro — and has written several application notes as well as articles for EDN and other magazines. His extensive industry experience includes senior roles in both marketing and engineering.

Before joining The Linley Group, Jag was the director of network systems and validation for Intel’s Ethernet components. He joined this group as the director of marketing, responsible for strategic, product, and technical marketing. In this role, he worked directly with major customers, including Cisco, Lucent, Nortel, D-Link, and Hewlett-Packard.

Prior to that, Jag was in Intel’s PC division. As director of marketing for chipsets, he led the development of product plans, design wins, and customer support for Pentium and P6 chipsets, working with all major PC and server suppliers worldwide.

Before these positions, Jag worked in Intel’s communications group in technical marketing, product marketing, strategic marketing, and marketing management roles. He had worldwide product management responsibility for codecs/filters, modems, ISDN components, and LAN devices. During that time, he worked with engineers at AT&T, Fujitsu, IBM, NEC, Nortel/BNR, Rolm, and Siemens, among others.

Jag started his career as an R&D engineer with Standard Telecom Labs (STL), then the research arm of ITT in the U.K. During his three-year tenure with STL, he developed hardware and software for the prototype ISDN switches and LAN ring architectures over optical fiber. Jag earned a bachelor of science degree in electronics, with honors, from the University of Salford in the U.K.

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