Chief Technology Officer and Vice President R&D, Wireless and Sensing Products Group
Jean-Paul Bardyn was appointed Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in November 2011 and Vice President R&D of the Wireless and Sensing Products Group in June 2007. He joined Semtech as the result of the 2005 acquisition of XEMICS S.A., a spin-off of the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He co-founded XEMICS in 1997 and served as its Vice President R&D, leading developments in ultra-low 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 co-founded in 1990 in Roubaix, France.
Jean-Paul graduated in 1983 as an Engineer in Microelectronics from Institut Supérieur d'Electronique du Nord, Lille, France and holds a PhD from University of Lille, France.