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.

Wednesday, April 23
M Golf at Day Two
7:30 AM
Stockton
Friday, April 25
W Water Polo vs. TBA
TBA
UC San Diego
Track & Field vs. Day One
10:00 AM
UC San Diego
Softball vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
1:00 PM
UC San Diego
Softball vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
3:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, April 26
W Crew at Day One
All Day
Rancho Cordova
Track & Field vs. Day Two
10:00 AM
UC San Diego
Softball vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
Softball vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
Baseball vs. Azusa Pacific
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
Baseball vs. Azusa Pacific
5:30 PM
UC San Diego
Sunday, April 27
W Crew at Day Two
All Day
Rancho Cordova
Thursday, May 01
Track & Field vs. Day One
10:00 AM
UC San Diego
Baseball at Cal State San Bernardino
3:00 PM
San Bernardino
Friday, May 02
Softball at CCAA Championship Tournament
TBA
Stockton
Gatorade Pong