Q5 interview – James Foster, XMOS Semiconductor

The latest Q5 interview is with James Foster, CEO of XMOS Semiconductor, the Bristol-based developer of proprietary semiconductor IP.

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He reveals his thoughts on what makes Bristol an ideal location for a semiconductor start-up, the shortage of high-tech skills in the UK, and what he would say to students to encourage them to consider a career in electronics design.

The five short sharp questions this week are:

* Describe in two sentences the business model being adopted at XMOS.

* What makes Bristol an ideal location for a semiconductor start-up?

* There is much talk of a shortage of high-tech skills in the UK, what is your experience of this?

* What gives you the biggest buzz from creating a start-up company?

* What would you say to students to encourage them to consider careers in electronics design?

Read his answers in the full interview: Q5 interview – James Foster, XMOS Semiconductor

Remember, you can read all the Electronics Weekly Q5 interviews. From ARM’s chairman, Sir Robin Saxby, to touchscreen technology firm Zytronic’s MD, Mark Cambridge, the business leaders share their particular insights on the UK electronics industry.


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