Laurence W. Nagel is an independent consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with the BS, MS, and PhD degrees in EECS in 1969, 1970, and 1975, respectively. His PhD dissertation involved developing the SPICE program. He worked in various areas of integrated circuit engineering at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for 20 years. He then joined Anadigics in New Jersey for three years, after which he founded his own consulting firm, Omega Enterprises, to consult on analog circuit design, circuit simulation, semiconductor device modeling, and as an expert witness in patent litigation and trade secret misappropriation matters. In 2008, he returned to his native California where he now resides with his wife Jean in Kensington.