BS in Electrical Engineering, Pittsburgh, MS in Electrical Engineering, Syracuse
On graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Buckley's first job was at IBM in Endicott, NY. There he designed analog and digital circuitry and packages for 30 years. Winning IBM's prestigious Pathfinder award, he was one of IBM's more productive engineers with 15 patents. Moving to IBM's Silicon Valley lab, Fred was development team leader for Blue Iliad, a bipolar 32 bit RISC processor chip, at the time the biggest chip made.
Leaving IBM, Buckley worked for respected Silicon Valley companies including Vitesse, Integrated Device Technology and Silicon Graphics. He developed high speed circuitry using his strong analog background. Later he branched into start ups, where he was a founder of nSerial, making high speed communication chips. Soon Intel acquired nSerial and Fred became part of Intel's formidable circuitry team. He added another two patents.
Buckley left Intel to help brother Shawn found Focused Sun. His background in electronics was critical in developing the circuitry for driving the mirrors to track the sun. He was the also the designer of the FourFold photovoltaic absorber.