Menlo Park, Calif. — January 4, 2012 —David Liddle has been elected to SRI International's Board of Directors. Liddle joins a prestigious and active board, with representatives from the nonprofit and commercial sectors focused on advancing SRI's vision to be the premier independent source of high-value innovations and solutions.
Liddle is also a partner at U.S. Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, where he focuses primarily on mobile and wireless semiconductor and software companies. In addition, he is a director at MaxLinear (NYSE: MXL), AltoBeam, Electric Cloud, Karmasphere, Klocwork, Instantis, and The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT).
He also serves on the Board of the College of Engineering at Stanford University and has had similar roles at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley.
His past public board experience includes Sybase, Broderbund Software, Borland Software, and Ticketmaster. He serves on the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, responsible for recommending national telecommunications policy to Congress.
Previously, Liddle was CEO of Interval Research Corporation, a Silicon Valley research laboratory and incubator for new businesses that he co-founded with Paul Allen, a Microsoft co-founder. Interval was focused on broadband, consumer devices, interaction design, and advanced technologies.
Prior to Interval, Liddle was the co-founder and CEO of Metaphor Computer Systems, which was acquired by IBM. Earlier, he was at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he led product development efforts on the personal computer graphical user interface, office laser printing, and Ethernet.
Liddle earned a B.S. in electrical engineering at the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Toledo. His contributions to human-computer interaction design have earned him the distinction of Senior Fellow at The Royal College of Art.