|University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering||1993|
|University of California, Los Angeles, M.S., Electrical Engineering||1988|
|University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Electrical Engineering||1987|
Armond is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Miramar Venture Partners. Armond brings to Miramar more than 17 years of technical and general management experience and will help the firm form new companies around specific product plans and technologies as well as evaluate markets, technologies and business plans in connection with Miramar’s general investment activity.
Most recently, Armond was the General Manager of the optical products division of Broadcom Corporation, the leading supplier of 10G transceiver ICs for optical communications. Prior to that, Armond was the co-founder and CEO of venture-backed NewPort Communications where he led the engineering effort in developing the world’s first OC-48 and OC-192 transceivers in CMOS, and the ultimate sale of the company to Broadcom in August 2000 for approximately $1.2 billion. Prior to founding NewPort, Armond held various senior level engineering positions at Rockwell Semiconductor, Sierra Semiconductor and Siemens Pacesetter.
Armond received his BS, MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. He also holds a Masters in Financial Engineering from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Armond holds several patents and was awarded UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award in 2008.