Skip began his career at Bell Labs. From 1976 to 1979, Dr. Stritter worked at Motorola, where he was chief architect of the Motorola 68000, the first 16-bit microprocessor. The Motorola 68000 powered the Apple Macintosh from its launch until its last few years, and the Motorola 68000 also served as the foundation for the workstation industry. Apollo, Hewlett-Packard, Silicon Graphics, and Sun Microsystems all launched their initial workstations on the Motorola 68000.
From 1980 to 1983, Dr. Stritter consulted in Silicon Valley. In 1984, he became one of the founders of MIPS Technologies, Inc., and again redefined the microprocessor business by delivering the first commercial Reduced Instruction Set Chip (“RISC”) microprocessor. MIPS led the RISC microprocessor market, alongside Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun Microsystems until Silicon Graphics bought the company in 1992.
In 1993, Dr. Stritter founded NeTpower, making workstations and servers for the Microsoft Windows NT market. In 1996, Dr. Stritter founded Clarity Wireless, a company based on new high data rate digital radio technology. Clarity was acquired by Cisco in November 1998. From 2003 to 2011 Dr. Stritter served as a member of the Technical Committee created to advise the Department of Justice in the Microsoft anti-trust suit.
Dr. Stritter is a frequent seed round investor and board member for Silicon Valley startups, and he also serves on the Board of Overseers of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Dr. Stritter earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.