Jim Dodrill

Senior Technical Director, Distinguished Engineer


Jim Dodrill is a senior technical director and distinguished engineer in the Advanced Products Division of the Physical Design Group at Arm in Austin, Texas. He is responsible for developing new standard cells and related methodologies in advanced process technologies that improve the power, performance, area, and yield possible with Arm Artisan Physical IP, especially when used to implement Arm CPU and graphics cores. His recent work has focused on synchronizer design, on-chip variation, and soft error tolerance. Jim earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University and a master of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University. His experience spans the range from custom transistor-level design to full SOC chip tape-out, and CAD enablement for companies, including Texas Instruments, Ross Technology, and Analog Devices.

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