TechXcellent was founded in July 2001 by a team of engineers who have worked together for many years holding positions at major consumer electronics and computer corporations. This cohesive and successful team can bring more than 25 combined years of software, hardware, and embedded technology experience to your project, and knows first hand how to take an idea and turn it into a shipping product.

We believe that the best products are built by those who use them. At TechXcellent we build products that we ourselves want to develop and use. We take great pride in seeing the products we build being appreciated by your customers and that's reflected in our work.

TechXcellent also self-funds internal projects that are of interest to us. Some of these become products in their own right and are spun-off from TechXcellent, but they are all used as internal training projects for our engineering team. Our engineers use these projects to gain experience in new areas and to practice their communication skills and teamwork. All of our internal projects are built to the same high standards that we pass on to our customers.

ENGINEERING SKILLS

ASIC / FPGA DESIGN TOOLS LANGUAGES OPERATING SYSTEMS
Verilog
VHDL
ABEL
CUPL
Handle-C
Mentor
Cadence
Protel
Xilinx
Actel
Altera
C / C++
Assembly
Tcl / Tk
Perl
WindRiver
VxWorks
Microsoft Win32
Precise MQX
Solaris
Linux

FOUNDERS

Chris Coley, Co-Founder
Prior to TechXcellent, Chris was the Senior Hardware Architect for ReplayTV where he helped create the world's first and award-winning personal video recorder. Before ReplayTV, Chris was a Senior Hardware Engineer and the System Architecture Manager at Philips Digital Entertainment Group. Previously, Chris was Vice President of Engineering for Network Engineering Software and held senior engineering positions at Commodore and Unisys. He has been issued numerous patents in multiple areas, holds a BS from Rutgers University, College of Engineering and a BA from Rutgers University, Livingston College. Email: ccoley@techxcellent.com

Spencer Shanson, Co-Founder
Prior to TechXcellent, Spencer was the System Software Architect and founding employee at ReplayTV, where he architected, designed and implemented the world's first and award-winning personal video recorder. Before ReplayTV, Spencer was at the 3DO Company where he worked on the USWest Video On Demand trial in Omaha, the M2 technology that was sold to Matsushita, and the MX technology that was sold to WebTV. Before 3DO, Spencer worked for Commodore where he was a core member of the Amiga Operating System group, responsible for the Amiga's video software. Spencer holds a BSc (hons) degree from the University of Greenwich, London.
Email: spence@techxcellent.com

TEAM HISTORY
ReplayTV Personal Television
www.replaytv.com

Showstopper personal Television
www.panasonic.com/showstopper
TiVo Personal Television
www.TiVo.com
Philips Pronto Infrared Remote Control
www.pronto.philips.com
Philips DVX8000 Multi Media Home Theater system
The 3DO Games Console
The 3DO/USWest/Scientific Atlanta/DEC Video On-Demand
and trial in Omaha, Nebraska
Commodore Amiga, CDTV and CD32
UNISYS various workstations, PC's, Video conferencing
and Multimedia.

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