Ron Ho is Director of Silicon Engineering at Facebook, which he joined from the post of Senior Director of Engineering at Intel Corporation. He started his career in 1993 building microprocessors at Intel, working as a designer on the 80486, Pentium, Pentium 2, and Itanium 3 processors. He was later appointed a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and upon Sun’s acquisition by Oracle in 2010, became Oracle’s first Hardware Architect. At both firms he worked on capacitive and optically coupled communication systems, 3D-stacked memories, and Big Data analytics; and was awarded Sun’s Chairman’s Award for Innovation. He holds more than 60 issued U.S. patents and has published over 100 technical papers on circuits and systems. He has served as committee member and conference chair for many technical symposia, and has guest edited issues of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits and the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics.