Douglas Alexander has been working in the electronics R&D and manufacturing sector for over 30 years. As the twenty-fourth employee at Silicon Valley start-up Digital Microwave Corporation, ( DMC ) he helped grow the company to 1200 employees with a multi-national presence. Douglas managed several departments, including Purchasing, Contract Management, Project Management, Project Coordination, NPI, Program Management, Product Cost, Component Engineering, Documentation Control, Contract Manufacturing, and Prototype Assembly Operations. He also established and ran a factory operation for DMC producing products for British Telecom. Within four years from its founding, DMC became the world-wide market leader in point-to-point microwave communications.
Fourteen years later, Douglas left DMC to join Microsoft Corporation’s WebTV division as the founding Manager of Components Engineering. Two years later when Microsoft relocated the Hardware Engineering group, Douglas left Microsoft to help start a company with Microsoft’s former Director of Systems Engineering. At this new start-up, Douglas was responsible for all Engineering Operations concerns. Douglas joined Transparent Video Systems in November of 2006 and is currently serving as the Director of Operations.
Douglas holds patent # 6907615 – Systems and Methods for Use in Interconnecting Consumer Electronic Devices This is a space-saving custom connector design that allows for intelligent, hands-free switching between composite video and S-video formats while providing uninterrupted audio. The connector design uses a 3.5mm connector plug-receptacle component combination that can be selectively adapted to support either composite video or S-video signal formats while providing for full stereo audio. The design is now used in almost every mobile consumer product involving the simultaneous delivery of both audio and video.