UCSD Alumni Athlete Update: Mike Kappes
Release: Friday 07/21/2006 
by UCSD
Courtesy: UCSD

MIKE KAPPES

Soccer

1990 – Warren – Electrical Engineering

 

A four-year letter winner on the UCSD Men’s Soccer team, Kappes was a starting midfielder on the Tritons’ undefeated 1988 NCAA Division III Championship team. He went to the NCAA Playoffs all four seasons and is still ranked among the top 10 in career assists.

 

Kappes graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree in 1990 and earned his Masters in Electrical Engineering in1991. He began his professional career while still in school with TRW-LSI, working on advanced data converters for video applications. After a year, he joined Brooktree Corporation, developing video display drivers for CRT monitors. After some eight years and a name change, inspired by colleagues who had done the same, Kappes moved on to a start-up—Innovent—that built Bluetooth radios for cell phones. Within a year, the company was acquired by Broadcom and after a stint with Broadcom, he started his own firm—IQ-Analog (www.iqanalog.com) in January of 2005. Located just a few miles from the UCSD campus, the San Diego firm, of which Kappes is president and founder, is comprised of a small team of advanced technologists working on circuit designs for the next generation of WiMAX and cellular infrastructure equipment.

 

As an undergraduate, he met his future wife, Felicia Faro, a star on the UCSD Women’s Soccer team, and the two were married in 1994. They now have three children—Kyle (9), Mikayla (7) and Kevin (4). Kappes still plays in an adult soccer league (although he’s currently recovering from a broken leg) and the youngsters are all soccer players as well.

Friday, April 18
M Crew at Day One
7:00 AM
Redwood Shores
Track & Field at Day Two
11:45 AM
Walnut
Baseball at San Francisco State
17 - 3 (W)
San Francisco
Softball at Humboldt State
1:00 PM
Arcata
Track & Field vs. Soka Peace Invitational (discus/hammer)
1:00 PM
UC San Diego
W Tennis vs. Cal State Stanislaus
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
Softball at Humboldt State
3:00 PM
Arcata
Baseball at San Francisco State
3:30 PM
San Francisco
W Water Polo vs. San Diego State
6:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, April 19
M Crew at Day Two
7:00 AM
Redwood Shores
Track & Field at Soka Peace Invitational
10:30 AM
Aliso Viejo
Softball at Humboldt State
11:00 AM
Arcata
Baseball at San Francisco State
11:00 AM
San Francisco
Softball at Humboldt State
1:00 PM
Arcata
Monday, April 21
M Golf at Day One
All Day
Stockton
Gatorade Pong
TAC Chipotle fundraiser