Tom Schwing has been a Field Application Engineer for Xilinx for 19 years. He has recently moved into an SFAE role concentrating on application acceleration. Prior to this, he was the Xilinx dedicated FAE for Avnet Distributors. Tom also worked on the Vertical Launch System for Lockheed Martin, various transponder projects for Allied Signal/Raytheon, and the navigation equipment for the Trident submarine with Sperry. He has a BSEE from the University of Scranton and a MSEE from Johns Hopkins University. He is married with two daughters. Tom enjoys playing golf and attending Dave Matthews Band concerts with his family every year.