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Bill Robertson

Founder of Q Point Technology


Robertson led the development of a web-based design environment for OrCAD software at Cadence Design Systems. During his time at Cadence, Robertson created and oversaw the development of Activeparts, an online information portal for electrical engineers, an innovation that later received a Smithsonian Laureate Award for leadership in information technology.
Previously, Robertson founded Q Point Technology. It created a new market for component information systems (CIS) to address the electronic product needs of mid-sized companies. Q Point was sold to OrCAD (now part of Cadence) in 1997.
Prior to this Robertson worked at KLA

Robertson holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Santa Clara and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Davis.