McCorquodale, Michael

2009 Young Alumni Achievement Award

For technical innovation in precision analog circuits for frequency generation, entrepreneurial leadership in technology commercialization, and academic and community service.

Michael McCorquodale

Michael McCorquodale

BSEE, 1997

Mobius Microsystems

Ann Arbor, MI

Michael S. McCorquodale is the Chief Technical Officer and founder of Mobius Microsystems, an analog semicon­ductor device company based in Silicon Valley. Mobius was founded based on Michael’s pioneering research at the University of Michigan in precision analog integrated circuits for frequency generation and quartz replacement. He has published over 25 technical articles and holds inventorship on over 30 issued and pending U.S. patents. Mobius was founded in 2004, and Michael led the com­pany as its CEO for two years and secured the first design-wins. He also oversaw the design of Mobius’ first product, which has shipped over 10 million units to date. Governor Jennifer Granholm recognized Mobius for the largest high-tech job creation in the State of Michigan in 2005.

In 2006, the Small Business Association of Michigan and Governor Granholm awarded Michael and Mobius for developing the Innovation of the Year in Michigan. Also in 2006, the Fabless Semiconductor Association recognized Mobius as 1 of 3 nominees for the Start-up to Watch Award. Prior to founding Mobius, Dr. McCorquodale was with Hughes Space and Communications in El Segundo, CA where he developed high-speed InP and SiGe inte­grated circuits.