Syd Geraghty - Short Biography
Retired since 2007.
In 2006 Syd was Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at Chartered Semiconductor in Singapore. From 1996 to 2006 Syd was primarily involved in technology investing & consulting to computer and communications startups.
Syd was formerly Vice President of Operations for HaL Computer Systems, which he joined in 1990 with the start-up management team. HaL was sold to Fujitsu in 1994. Prior, as Director of Strategic Semiconductor Materials for Sun Microsystems where he was responsible for negotiating all custom silicon agreements.
Syd has held marketing and technical management positions at Intel, National Semiconductor, Nortel, Bell Northern Research, and the Allen Clark Research Center, Plessey.
Syd was the co-founder and President of Quantum Software Systems, Inc. which developed and marketed the QNX RTOS in 1981. QNX has been applied in IBM’s Pervasive Computing initiative, Cisco’s data-voice-video networks and many other embedded applications.
As Executive, Manager, or Mathematician I contributed to the following technology developments.
1st 64-Bit SPARC Workstation - HaL
1st SPARC Workstation - Sun
The marketing launch of the Intel 386
1st multi-tasking, multi-user OS for PCs - QNX
1st integrated Filter/Codec – NorthernTelecom
1st Digital Switching System - Northern Telecom's DMS-100
1st Comsat II 110 GHz GaAs Avalanche communication devices
Syd received a B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics from the University of Sussex and a M.Sc. in Theoretical Solid State Physics from the University of Lancaster. He was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Computer Sciences and the Electrical Engineering Department of University College London from 1972 to 1975.
Recently Syd has been teaching Mathematics and the use of Mathematica and Wolfram/Alpha to optimize the pedagogical experience of students of math and science (including his grandchildren).