All Electronics Interviews

Putting the pieces in place

Perforce is a Minnesota-based developer of software used for application development. Perforce is a Minnesota-based developer of software used for application development. Set up 1995 it provides version control software, web-based repository management, developer collaboration, application lifecycle management and Agile planning software.

Greater than two

When Analog Devices (ADI) acquired Linear Technology, industry watchers were stunned. However, it looks like it has brought real benefits to both. ADI’s Jackie Rutter talks to Neil Tyler.

A strategy bearing fruit

Moshe Gavrielov’s decision to leave Xilinx saw Victor Peng appointed as the company’s new president and CEO. Here he talks to Neil Tyler about his plans for the company.

Getting real with virtual reality

Professor Robert Stone has been involved in the world of virtual, augmented and mixed reality for some thirty years and has experienced the ups and downs of a still maturing industry. He holds a Chair in Interactive Multimedia Systems within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham, where he is also Director of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team developing virtual and mixed reality simulators.

Shaping the future

Alexander Everke, the CEO of ams, started his career in the semiconductor industry back in 1991 when he joined Siemens. He worked in the Siemens’ spin off Infineon and was part of the NXP management team in Eindhoven before joining ams in October 2015. He became CEO in March the following year.

Literally, the search is over!

Identifying and experiencing a problem that can then be fixed is crucial when it comes to developing a great product. So says Christian Johan Smith, President and Co-Founder of TrackR, a West Coast US start-up that over the past eight years has developed a range of coin sized tracking devices that can be attached to things like wallets and passports to help users keep track of where they are through an app.

The project begins

Recently, Stephen Doran took up his position as CEO of the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult. His remit, to accelerate UK industry’s access and ability to exploit advances in compound semiconductor (CS) industries.

Meeting IoT challenges

It’s fair to say that over the past 12 months the IoT and big data technologies have progressed significantly and we are seeing an analytical revolution.

Connecting with the future

Appointed managing director of LEMO UK in 2015, Peter Dent joined the designer and manufacturer of precision custom connectors after more than 25 years with Smiths Connectors, where he held several senior engineering and business development roles.

Oren Hagai encourages proper RF training

A recognised expert in RF and Microwave Oren Hagai, president & CTO of Interlligent RF & Microwave solutions, is passionate about training and providing the right learning experience for the upcoming generation of RF engineers.

Has Smiths Interconnect made a risky decision to drop well known brand names?

Brand loyalty is one of the most important things a company can develop, so when an organisation decides to ‘pension off’ such well-known names as Hypertac, Sabritec and TRAK, in favour of the single brand of Smiths Interconnect, you might think this is a risky move. Could Smiths Interconnect be running the risk of weakening its market position?

The market for flexible displays is maturing, says Tim Burne

From curved TVs to pop-up presentation screens a new wave of products are making their way to market driven, in no small part, by advances in flexible display technology. Devices which can be folded or rolled are expected to appear shortly creating a market that could be worth $200bn within five years.

MIPS driving towards a focus on AI

To say the MIPS architecture has had a chequered history is probably an understatement. Originally launched as a processor company in the early 1980s, MIPS then tried to move into making computers before being taken over by Silicon Graphics (SGI). It was spun out by SGI in the early 2000s and went through a number of incarnations, eventually being set up as an IP company.

Refocusing Plextek's design capabilities and services

Nearly ten months into his role as CEO of electronics consultancy Plextek, Nicholas Hill has re-organised and refocused the company’s technical capabilities, with dedicated teams working across such areas as signal processing, communications systems, sensors systems and machine learning.

Picking winners amongst UK innovators

Innovate UK has been in the news recently, thanks to the Government’s decision to increase its investment in UK research and development. That news, included in the Chancellor’s Autumn statement, was welcomed by Innovate UK’s chief executive Dr Ruth McKernan. “The Industrial Strategy challenge fund in particular is a substantial increase to the amount of grant funding available to businesses through Innovate UK. It complements our plans to evolve our funding models and broaden the range of support available for innovations at all stages of development.”

Murata looks for opportunities in emerging markets

Many engineers will associate Murata with the development and sales of capacitors. And there is good reason; when Akira Murata set up his company in 1944, he started making titanium oxide ceramic capacitors for use with heterodyne radio receivers.

A focus on PCB design productivity

Altium took the opportunity to announce, just prior to electronica, the forthcoming launch of Release 17 of its flagship product Altium Designer. Graham Pitcher talked to Rainer Asfalg, VP sales EMEA, about the package and Altium's view of the market.

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