Magdy S. Abadir received the B.S. degree with honors in Computer Science from the University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1978, the M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, in 1981, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1986.
Currently he is the Director of Design Automation, Technology Solutions Organization, Freescale Semiconductor. Prior to joining Freescale (Motorola) he was the General Manager of Best IC Labs in Austin Texas. From 1986 to 1994 he worked at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) in various leadership roles and he reached the level of senior member of the technical staff.
Dr. Abadir has been selected in 2005 as an IEEE fellow for contribution the verification and test of microprocessors. He has 10 patents issued plus several that has been filed. He co-founded and chaired a series of international workshops on the economics of design, test and manufacturing and on microprocessor test and verification (MTV). He has co-edited several books on those subjects, and he also published over 250 technical journal and conference papers in the areas of test economics, design for test, and design verification and economics. Four of his papers received best paper awards (DATE 98, ASP-DAC 2002, DATE 2003, and VLSI-DAT 2011). Dr. Abadir also served as an adjunct faculty at the University of Texas at Austin.