Mike Burton
Senior Firmware Engineer

Portland Metro Office


  • National Technological University Master's degree, Computer Science
  • Southern Oregon State College Bachelor's degree, Mathematics (Computer Science option)


  • Granted two printer specific firmware patents.

Interests / Obsessions

  • Spending time with my wife and new Grandson
  • Cruises
  • Watching NFL football (And to combine the last two, watching the Superbowl on a Cruise ship.)
  • Building and playing with PCs

Favorite Quote

  • "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
  • - Albert Einstein (paraphrase)


    • Embedded C programming
    • Debugging/troubleshooting
    • Process improvements
    • Firmware optimization/cost reduction (through ROM/FLASH/RAM reductions)
    • Build environment/tool /code set setup


    • Seventeen years with Hewlett-Packard developing firmware for InkJet printers.
    • Nine years at Boeing developing requirements, design, code, tests and documentation for several various DoD projects.