To whom it may concern
During 35 years I have been working in various roles in the Integrated-Circuits
industry. In Philips Electronics and NXP Semiconductors I was employed as a
researcher, project leader, research department head for mixed-signal
electronics, university relation manager and research fellow. Further tasks
involved lecturing at the universities of Delft, Stanford and Twente, and serving
as an honorary professor at the University of Leuven.
I know Ms. Olstein from her role as an editor for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits
Magazine. Within that role she took care of my reports in the Distinguished
Lecturing program in the years 2008-2012. Moreover she helped organize these
events, where often people on three continents were involved.
From 2012 onwards we collaborated on columns for the IEEE Solid-State
Circuits Magazine, appearing every quarter. Ms. Olstein was in that role
responsible for discussing the column themes, editing and reformulating the text,
scheduling, and preparing the text for printing. Together we have worked on a
dozen of columns.
Ms. Olstein showed some remarkable qualities during these collaborations. She
has a very clear and precise communication style. I do not recall any
misunderstanding or misinterpretation. Our discussions were to the point and
efficient. She is very responsive, there were no delays, and she solved any
issues in bringing the text to print. As a column editor Ms. Olstein has managed
to transform my text designs in really smoothly readable pieces. When reading
back, I was amazed about the way she had captured the essence of some highly
specialized discussions and reformulated the text in an elegant style.
Based on her performance I can attest to the fact that Ms. Katherine Olstein is a
creative and highly capable editor and organizer. She is efficient and gets
problems solved. She is certainly capable of addressing any challenge as an
editor or content provider.