About Me

Michael.Stahl 1.1x0.25Download Full CV

I am a SW Validation Architect at Intel, and have been doing test for the last 27 years.

I have an EE degree. After school, I worked as Test Engineer for 11 years at Intel’s Fab8 in Jerusalem (Israel). I did wafer-level chip testing (Wafer Sort operation). I tested 8086, 186, 286, 386 & 486’s… (remember?)

After a few years of this, I realized that EE is nice, but most of my work has to do with programming: the chip testers were controlled by software, and running analysis or creating reports – all meant writing code. So I took a number of B.A. level courses in Computer Science, and eventually ended up as a Software Test Engineer at Intel’s design center in Jerusalem – across the road from the fab. The fab, incidentally, was closed in 2007 after surviving for ~25 years (an unusually long life for chips fab).

I tested mainly embedded stuff: Cable Modem, WiFi, Bluetooth and lately drivers for TV set-top boxes and Graphics drivers for Intel’s mainline chips.

My current title (SW Validation Architect) means that I define test strategies and work methodologies for the test team, and sometimes even get to test something myself (which I enjoy most).

I do some “extra curriculum” work: I am an Executive Board member of the Israeli Test Certification Board (ITCB), hold a full Advanced ISTQB Certification, and chairs ITCB’s Advisory board.

I also teach a graduate level course on SW Testing in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, do a lot of training at Intel and present papers in conferences.

…which is the main reason for this web site: to share these papers with the testing community.

Enjoy – and send feedback or questions!

Michael Stahl
Aug 2012

E-mail: michael.stahl@intel.com

The family – September 2010 (ראש השנה תש”ע)

From the left: Yonatan, Noomi (my wife), Avital, Ella, Netta