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Dr. Laurence Nagel - InventionShare. Kensington, CA, US

Dr. Laurence Nagel

Chair, Circuit Seed Technical Advisory Board | InventionShare


Electrical Engineering consultant with 45 years of experience in integrated circuit simulation and design.


Dr. Laurence W. Nagel is an independent consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked in the integrated circuit industry for almost 50 years. While earning his BS, MS, and PhD degrees at the University of California, he developed the SPICE circuit simulation program which launched a cottage industry of SPICE simulation tools.

Mr. Nagel then began a 20 year career at Bell Laboratories which included developing the ADVICE circuit simulation program; participating in the development of the Kull-Nagel bipolar model; designing analog circuits for submicron NMOS processes; working in the AT&T Intellectual Property Division on assertion of patents and negotiation of patent licenses; and serving as project manager in the development of the Celerity circuit simulation program.

Mr. Nagel then joined Anadigics, Inc., where he managed simulation of RF integrated circuits; modeling and characterization of GaAs MESFET device processes; and importing silicon CMOS design tools and foundry support.

In 1998, Mr. Nagel founded his own company, Omega Enterprises, to consult on analog circuit design, circuit simulation, semiconductor device modeling, and as an expert witness in patent litigation and trade secret misappropriation matters.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Patent and Trade Secret Litigation

Integrated Circuit Processing Technology

Analog Circuit Design

Semiconductor Device Modeling

Circuit Simulation

Accomplishments (1)

IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits (2019) (professional)

Award "for the development and demonstration of SPICE as a tool to design and optimize electronic circuits".

Education (3)

University of California, Berkeley: MS, EECS

University of California, Berkeley: BS, EECS

University of California, Berkeley: PhD, EECS

Affiliations (1)

  • IEEE Life Fellow