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About Us

Blue Pacific Computing was founded in 1996 by Dr. Steven Watkins and Kam Wong.

Mike Nasim and William Leigh joined us in 2013 to develop IP for satellite voice and data terminals.
We are located in San Diego, California. Blue Pacific has provided ASIC and FPGA design and training services to many different companies, ranging from Intel and other Fortune 500 semiconductor companies, to wireless companies like Qualcomm, to small startups such as Innocomm and WiSpry.


We have taught Verilog, VHDL, and SystemC for the University of California at San Diego and at companies such as Synopsys, Cadence, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, TI, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell, Alcatel, Nortel, Mitel, Nokia, Philips, ARM and many others.


Kam has over 20 years experience in the semiconductor and wireless system areas. Education:

  • B.S. in Computer Engineering from UCSD
  • M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCSB
Kam recently founded Silicon Whiteboard.


Steve has over 30 years experience in the semiconductor and wireless system areas. Education:

  • B.S. from the California Institute of Technology,
  • M.S. in Computer Science from UCSD
  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCSD
Steve has written numerous technical papers and published a book through the UCSD Bookstore Press: Hardware Design for Software People in the SOC Era: Verilog, VHDL, SystemC and Matlab. He is a member of the Advisory Boards for IC Design and Embedded Systems for UCSD Extension. Steve has also created several different IC verification and development systems using C, C#, C++ software and PIC microcontroller hardware with links to Matlab, LabView and commercial ATE systems.
Steve is currently spending most of his time at WiSpry, a wireless MEMS startup in
Irvine, California. At WiSpry he is providing ASIC/FPGA design and test expertise
and developing software.
Mike, William and Steve have worked together on various wireless projects over the past decade
at both Northrop Grumman and Trilinx. They have recently teamed up again to develop IP for satellite terminals.