President and Founder
Michael VanDierendonck, President
Upon graduation from BCM in Boston in 1993, Mike joined JVD as a Test Development Engineer. Within two years he was promoted to Director of Test Engineering, responsible for the team assigned to building and maintaining the fleet of automatic testers. When the firm moved to a larger facility, Mike assumed the role of VP Operations and Manufacturing, attending to the company’s maniacal fixation on quality and reliability. Mike was instrumental in seamlessly growing the manufacturing and test capacity of the company during the late 1990s. In 2010, upon the retirement of JVD’s founder, Mike became president of JVD.
Jerry VanDierendonck, Founder & Chairman
Jerry graduated from University of Cincinnati in 1966 with his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, he continued to work for his co-op company Avco Electronics before moving to Texas Instruments where he began work with the now famous team, Boone, Cochran, & VanDierendonck, the team that developed the world’s first microcontroller. He also became one of a few individuals worldwide that could create programmable chips for calculators at Texas Instruments. Jerry received 9 patents for his work at TI. Later Jerry was lured to Silicon Valley where he worked at Litronix, Fairchild Semiconductor, Monosil, and LSI Logic before founding JVD Inc in 1982 where he served as the company’s president until his retirement in 2010. Upon recognizing the accelerating need for specialized custom analog ICs, Jerry set about to create a kind of semiconductor company that would be responsive to customer needs for non-standard requirements. During his 27 year tenure, Jerry grew the company to become one of the premiere Analog Mixed-signal ASIC design services and test company in Silicon Valley. Relying solely on his reputation and word of mouth, JVD grew continuously under his leadership.
Wanting to share his success with others, he established the Jerry VanDierendonck Scholarship Program at UC, to provide significant support to 1st-5th Year Engineering students. In 2001 Jerry was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award at UC.