Mark Balch is an electrical engineer in Silicon Valley who designs high-performance computer-networking hardware. His responsibilities have included PCB, FPGA, and ASIC design. Prior to working in telecommunications, Mark designed products in the fields of HDTV, consumer electronics, and industrial computers.In addition to his work in product design, Mark has actively participated in industry standards committees and has presented work at technical conferences. He has also authored magazine articles on topics in hardware and system design. Mark holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from The Cooper Union in New York City.