Trowbridge joins Cambridge multi-core debug start-up
Cambridge start-up UltraSoC Technologies has appointed the former head of Renesas Europe as Non-Executive Chairman.
Matthew Trowbridge will play a key role in the development of the company as it continues to grow and develop its silicon IP platform, UltraDebug, to a licensable product.
Former chairman of Hitachi and STMicroelectronics jint venture SuperH, Trowbridge led the merger of Hitachi Semiconductor with Mitsubishi Semiconductor in Europe to form Renesas Technology Europe and led the company as its CEO and then as Chairman until 2010. More recently he was chairman of wireless video streaming company ProVision Communications.
“I am delighted to be joining an outstanding team at UltraSoC,” said Trowbridge. “The UltraDebug platform will bring huge benefits to all stages of embedded system development.”
UltraSoC is backed by UK fund Octopus Investments to develop advanced application debugging technology for the embedded multi-processor systems. The company was formed by the former Director of Business Development at Cambridge Display Technology, Karl Heeks, and Professor Klaus D McDonald-Maier of the University of Essex as chief scientist and head of product development.
In September UltraSOC appointed the former CTO and co-founder of DisplayLink, Andy Fisher, as Chief Technology Officer who will play a key role in the development of the technology and in supporting the commercial activity.