Read on for a very brief history about me!
In 1995 I did a work placement during my Masters Degree with Lucas Electronics in Birmingham (Now part of TRW), England. They then took me on and I worked for them for 2 and a half years. In 1997 I moved to Cambridge, England to work for ARM Limited for 2 and a half years. In 1998 ARM Ltd floated on Nasdaq and London Stock Exchange. After that in November 1999, I moved to Dublin, Ireland to work for Silicon Systems Limited (SSL) (this website has now been sold). SSL then changed it’s name to Parthus Technologies plc in 2000 and floated on Nasdaq and London Stock Exchange. In 2002 Parthus Technologies plc merged with Ceva Inc (part of the DSP Group) to become ParthusCeva Inc. The have now changed there name to Ceva DSP. In 2003 I started working for Trinity College Dublin as a Research Assistant researching Delay Tolerant Sensor Networks for the Interplanetary Internet.. I also did a little lecturing on the MSc in Ubiquitous Computing course. With the research contract complete, I moved to Xilinx (pronounced Zylinks) in 2004, although I have kept on the lecturing and supervising in Trinity on the MSc in Ubiquitous Computing course.
To support local talent, Michelle (my wife) and I go along to the gigs of Sean Needham (and Darren Bowler his bassist). Check out the Sean Needham’s page and Darren Bowler’s page to go to their sites. I’ve ended up mastering CD’s of Sean’s gigs (he’s 2 live CD’s so far). If you’d like a copy of the gigs, contact Sean at his website. Sean has also released an album in 2004 (16th April to be precise) called “Loosely Based on a True Story” which is available in most good record shops.
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