About Us

Learn about our management team, certifications, and partnerships.

Specializing in FPGA design services and support, DesignLinx Hardware Solutions was founded in 2009. Our mission is to help clients reduce time-to-market, mitigate development risks, and lower costs—all at the industry’s most competitive rates. We become a trusted extension of your engineering team, bringing specialized knowledge and skills to your projects.

We're driven by quality of service, and pride ourselves on creative thinking and quick problem solving. We employ proven project management techniques, proven design methodologies, and a highly skilled staff. When you work with one of us, you have access to the extensive skillset of all of us.

We operate with integrity, and do what's right for you and your project. We communicate openly and honestly—if or when issues arise, they're addressed and resolved quickly. Our desire is to build long term relationships based on successful engagements. When you’re successful, we’re successful. Pretty simple. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you. Contact us today to schedule a discussion.

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Consider a career at DesignLinx.

If you want to make an impact as part of a dynamic, growing company, join us at DesignLinx. We're a team of FPGA and embedded software engineers that work hand-in-hand with our clients to bring next-generation products to market.

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Meet the Management Team

Don St.Pierre

Founder, President, and Director of Engineering Solutions

Don is a 25 year veteran of the electronics/semiconductor industry.  He formed DesignLinx in 2009 after 14 years with Xilinx. While at Xilinx, Don held various positions in Applications, Hardware/System Design, Field Applications Engineering (FAE), and Technical Services Management. Don earned 9 U.S. Patents during his employment with Xilinx in San Jose, and later earned the prestigious award of North American FAE of the Year (2005)—an award given to Xilinx FAEs based on outstanding customer support, account growth and development.

Prior to his employment with Xilinx, Don worked as a Digital Design Engineer designing with Xilinx’s early FPGAs as a U.S. Government contractor headquartered in Southern Maryland. He holds an MBA and earned his BSEE from the University of Connecticut.

Brian Mulhearn

Director of Embedded Solutions

Brian brings 30 plus years experience in the electronics industry. He has been with DesignLinx since November of 2012 in the role of Director, Engineering Solutions, with a concentration is in Embedded Processing, ARM and MicroBlaze. Prior to this he spent 7 years with Xilinx Inc, as an Embedded Specialist assisting customers with embedded processor designs using the PPC 440 and MicroBlaze Soft Processor. As an Embedded Specialist FAE Manager, Brian defined and orchestrated the efforts of Xilinx’ regional sales teams, FAEs and specialists to collaborate on the best solutions for his customers. He solicited customer feedback and initiated the role as liaison to the factory to drive better solutions for processors, tools and IP, and solutions incorporating products such as Wind River vxWorks, and Open-source Linux, for example. Brian designed content and set schedule for embedded training programs and conducted field technical marketing activities for Xilinx’ embedded processing solution.

Prior to joining Xilinx, Brian was employed as an FAE at Altera and Mentor Graphics. He was an ASIC and FPGA designer with General Instruments and while at Oryx, a NJ based start-up, he obtained a patent for a programmable delay cross bar switch.

Brian earned his Master of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.

Certifications and Partnerships

AMD Premier Adaptive Computing Partner
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