Patrick Hahn

Senior Reliability and Verification Engineer

Biography

Patrick Hahn

Senior Reliability and Verification Engineer

Patrick Hahn is prone to drop the prototypes Playground companies are working to develop and overheat, abrade, shake, and otherwise, abuse them.

“What drives me, it's not breaking or testing.” he says, “It's finding a problem, understanding it, and solving it.”

Patrick has been a reliability engineer at companies as large as Qualcomm. He’s also worked at small, fast-growing startups, breaking and fixing prototypes of consumer electronics, peripherals, and novel display technologies. At Razer, he tested and developed thermal specs that led to the world’s thinnest high-powered gaming notebooks to date.

As Playground’s Senior Reliability and Verification Engineer, he has built a top-notch toolset to help portfolio companies integrate testing early in the product development process.

“Every reliability engineer’s dream is to have more impact early in the development process, so reliability gets built into the product from the beginning,” he says. “You see what can be improved. Then you have time to fix that and build it into your design.”


Reliability Engineer, Miselu
Reliability Engineer, Razer
Hardware Reliability Engineer, OQO
Also: Qualcomm, Solyndra, Candescent Technologies, DuPont Displays