Interview with the Chief Technology Officer: Semtech Corporation (SMTC)
Jean-Paul Bardyn was appointed Chief Technical Officer in November 2011 and Vice President R&D of the Advanced Communications and Sensing Business Unit in June 2007. He joined Semtech as the result of the 2005 acquisition of XEMICS S.A., a spinoff of the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) in Neuchatel, Switzerland. He cofounded XEMICS in 1997 and served as its Vice President R&D, leading developments in ultralow power analog, radio frequency (RF) and digital integrated circuits (IC). From 1994 to 1997, he served as R&D Director of CSEM’s IC Design Unit research group. Prior to joining CSEM, he served as Technical Director of Mixed Silicon Structures S.A., which he cofounded in 1990 in Roubaix, France. Mr. Bardyn graduated in 1983 as an engineer in microelectronics from Institut Superieur d’Electronique du Nord, Lille, France, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Lille, France. Profile
TWST: Give us a bit of background on Semtech.
Mr. Bardyn: Semtech is a high-performance analog/mixed signal semiconductor integrated-circuit company that has been in existence for more