Dr. Schmidt heads QVT’s Palo Alto office. He focuses primarily on technological investments. Prior to joining QVT in May 2013, Dr. Schmidt was employed by Intel Corporation as Senior Director of Wireless Engineering from 2004 to 2010 and as Chief Technology Officer in the Intel Foundry from 2010 to 2013. Between 2000 and 2004, Dr. Schmidt co-founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of Airify Communications Corporation, a wireless multi-protocol semiconductor company, which was sold to Intel in August 2004. Prior to that he also co-founded Pixel Devices International, a CMOS imaging company, in 1997, which was sold to Agilent in 2002 and served as Vice President of Technology there until 1999. In addition, Dr. Schmidt has worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center/Argonne National Labs (from 1999 to 2004) and at Altera Corporation (as a Senior Engineer from 1989 to 1997). He has taught at U.C. Berkeley, Tsinghua University in Beijing and the International Technological University and written more than 70 technical papers and has over 90 patents. Dr. Schmidt earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering/Materials Science from U.C., Berkeley in 1989, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1995, an M.S. Management in 1998, a Ph.D. minor in Aeronautical Engineering, in 1999 and a Ph.D., Electrical Engineering in 2003 all from Stanford University.