David has over 30 years of experience of Research and Development in Integrated Circuit design.
He began his career working for Plessey Semiconductors as an R&D Engineer in the late 80’s. After which he returned to academia to complete his post graduate studies. David holds a BEng(Hons) in Electronics Engineering from Leeds University, an MSc in VLSI Systems Design, and a PhD in “High Resolution X-Ray Photon Imaging ICs” from UMIST. He then continued to work, for several more years, for the Department of Electronic Engineering at UMIST, as a Research Associate focussing on the area of Integrated Sensor Design. David then went on to work for Cadence Design Services as a Principal Design Engineer, after which he moved to Panasonic Design Europe as RF IC Design Group Technical Lead, working primarily in the areas of state of the art RF, High-Speed Datacomms and Telecomms IC design, during which time he gained extensive design experience working in numerous processes including SiGe, Bipolar, SOI and CMOS.
After this David joined Wolfson Microelectronics’ as part of their Advanced Technology Group, working on cutting edge audio and power management integrated circuits. He then went on to jointly set up a Swindon Design Centre for Silicon Valley based Micrel Semiconductors, working on extending their range of both RF IC and Advanced Power Management IC products, before going on to jointly found Uniphy Ltd.