As an accomplished systems engineer, according to his nominator, Casey Morrison has an exemplary track record of developing innovative products and ushering in system level improvements in the industry. He actively engages with customers, industry peers, and technologists to enable seamless adoption of next-generation technologies in hardware designs and to deliver an exceptional product experience for customers and partners. He is committed to engineering products that solve real-world connectivity problems and do so in a manner that provides customers with actionable fleet diagnostics and ease-of-use features. Morrison has been instrumental in guiding the industry through the transition from 10 Gbps Ethernet to 800 Gbps Ethernet and 8G bps PCI Express (PCIe) to 32 Gbps Compute Express Link (CXL).
Morrison is a regular presenter at DesignCon dating back to 2013 when he collaborated with early adopters of 25 Gbps Ethernet and co-authored multiple papers and articles along with industry giants like Dell, Huawei, Keysight, Xilinx, Texas Instruments, and more. Since then, Morrison has authored multiple white papers on 50 G/100 G PAM-4 technologies that discuss practical aspects of signal integrity including AC coupling capacitors, end-to-end system simulations, EMI issues, and real-life considerations of link training. Morrison is actively involved in translating evolving Ethernet standards into high volume products.
Morrison is also a leading authority on PCIe technologies and was chosen by PCI-SIG as its Retimer spokesperson. He was deeply involved with co-authoring the Retimer specification that helped the industry to rapidly deploy PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 solutions and the delivery of the PCIe 6.0 spec.
As an active member of PCI-SIG, Morrison has consistently contributed towards improving PCIe spec definition. Morrison has hosted multiple webinars, authored several often-cited white papers, and produced many videos geared towards educating the industry. He is also actively working with the industry to deploy CXL 1.1/2.0 solutions at scale.
As a co-founder of Astera Labs, Morrison and his co-founders also have brought innovation into the development and testing of chips, being the first semiconductor company to develop complex SoCs entirely on the cloud.
In Morrison’s own words, “I enjoy working collaboratively with customers to develop innovative solutions for data center, enterprise, and wired/wireless infrastructure systems. The team I am proud to be a part of is fueling the world's appetite for data on-demand by developing easy-to-use products for high-speed links—making it simple for system designers to integrate these solutions and focus on their value-add.”