The people who make this possible

Paul N. Whatmough received the B.Eng. degree (first class Hons.) in electronic communications engineering from the University of Lancaster in 2003, the M.Sc. degree (with distinction) in communications systems and signal processing from the University of Bristol in 2004, and the engineering doctorate in VLSI signal processing from University College London, in 2012, all in the U.K.

From 2005 to 2008, he held the position of Research Scientist at Philips Research Labs, Redhill, U.K. (which became NXP Semiconductors Research in 2006).  In 2008, he joined the Silicon R&D department at ARM Ltd., Cambridge, U.K. while working towards the industrial doctorate degree.  His current research interests are in low-power circuits, algorithms and architectures relating to wireless, DSP and embedded computing.

Dr. Whatmough is a member of the IET and IEEE. He was the recipient of the IET Student Project Award in 2003, the IEEE Communications Chapter Award in 2004 and the European Wireless Technology Conference (EuWiT) Young Engineering Prize in 2008.

Peter Harrod has been with ARM since the company's formation in 1990 and has worked on a variety of ARM designs over the years. These have included a floating-point coprocessor, CPUs ranging from ARM7DM to Cortex-A5 and debug and trace components.  He has a special interest in design for test and the design of dependable systems. He is currently involved in applying the ISO 26262 functional safety standard for automotive systems to ARM's series of R-class (real-time) processors.

He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a BSc (Eng) Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering, then did postgraduate study at the University of Manchester (UMIST at the time) where he gained an MSc in Digital Electronics and a PhD. As part of his doctoral research he built an array processor using 4MHz Z80 CPUs, which were state-of-the-art at the time! At GEC Hirst Research he did his first IC design. In 1985 he moved to Austin, Texas and worked in the High-End Microprocessor group at Motorola (now Freescale) on the MC68030 and MC68040. In 1988 he joined Acorn Computers and was one of the team of 12 that became ARM. In the early days of ARM he did one of the first implementations of IEEE 1149.1 boundary scan (JTAG).

He is a Fellow of the IET and Senior Member of the IEEE. He serves on the Steering Committee of the European Test Symposium and has served on a number of programme committees.

Manager of the Electronic Design Initiative at the University of Southampton leading a team of talented engineers to take innovative research through to successful commercial products. Engages with external companies to perform consulting activities and licensing of successful commercial IP. Graduated from the University of Southampton winning many awards in 2001 and completed his PhD in analogue and mixed signal IC design in 2004. For the last ten years he has straddled industry and academia with involvement in a number of companies including his own, and over 20 publications in leading conferences and journals.

Rob Maunder has studied with Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, since October 2000. He was awarded a first class honors BEng in Electronic Engineering in July 2003, as well as a PhD in Wireless Communications and a lectureship in December 2007. Rob's research interests include high-throughput and energy-efficient algorithms and architectures for iterative wireless receivers. He has published a number of IEEE papers in these areas, which can be seen at

Graeme Bragg studied Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems in ECS and graduated with a 1st class MEng degree in 2012. While studying for this degree, he gained an interest in environmental sensing having worked on the Glacsweb project with Dr Kirk Martinez and on the development of an ocean bubble camera with Prof Steve Gunn in a joint project between ECS and ISVR. He is currently a PhD student researching the Hardware/Software Co-Design of an Internet of Things Platform.

Prior to, and during, his undergraduate degree Graeme worked as a Systems Administrator for a UK software house with a focus on systems & network security, network administration, virtualisation and system implementations.

Ilias is an electronic and electrical PhD candidate at the University of Southampton collaborating with ARM through the Industrial Cooperative Awards in Science & Technology (iCASE) programme. He holds a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the university of Patras in Greece, and a Master's degree in embedded software systems from the University of Aalborg in Denmark. His research interests lie in embedded systems, both in hardware and in software as he has been researching in the past the areas of real-time scheduling, software driven hardware verification, hardware fault tolerance and fault semantics. His work experience includes working as a embedded engineering intern at Seebyte Ltd, an underwater robotics company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His work there revolved around developing a state-of-the-art video mosaicing technique used in autonomous underwater vehicles for mapping purposes, and performing various optimisations to achieve real-time functionality for remote operated vehicles. Currently, he is researching power-efficiency optimizations in heterogeneous processors.

James is a Staff Engineer in ARM's Silicon R&D group, where he leads research into circuits for the IoT. James joined ARM in 2007, where he was responsible for developing RTL-GDS2 reference flows for the various ARM soft processor cores. After a six month secondment to R&D to learn about state retention power gating for a Cortex-M reference flow, James joined R&D full time in early 2009. His main research interest is in deployable core and chip level power reduction, to which end he has worked on sub-threshold design, state retention power gating and margin reduction efforts. James holds an MEng from Imperial College, London.

Jatin Mistry studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Southampton from 2006 to 2009 and graduated with a 1st class BEng degree. During his undergraduate degree he received numerous awards for academic excellence and completed two summer internships with ARM Ltd. in 2008 and 2009. 

In 2009 Jatin started a PhD at University of Southampton under the supervision of Prof. Bashir M. Al-Hashimi and advice of Prof. David Flynn and James Myers in the area of low power embedded microprocessors. As part of his PhD he has completed a further internship with ARM Ltd. in 2011 and has recieved a 'Best technical paper' award. Further information can be found at

Jedrzej Kufel studied Mechatronics and Robotic Systems at the University of Liverpool from 2006 to 2010. He graduated with a 1st class MEng degree. During his studies Jedrzej undertook a summer placement with ARM Ltd. at CPU Design Group for which he received an award.

In 2010 Jedrzej started a PhD at the University of Southampton under a supervision of Dr. Peter Wilson, Prof. Bashir M. Al-Hashimi and advice of Stephen Hill. His PhD is in area of watermarking soft IP processor cores.

Further information can be found at

John Biggs has been involved with ARM developments since 1986 and co-founded ARM Ltd. in 1990. After a number of years working as a VLSI design engineer he went on to form ARM's Design Methodology Group in 1995. John works as a Consultant Engineer in ARM's research group focussing on the development of advanced methodologies for the low-power deployment of synthesisable ARM IP.  He holds a BSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester and is currently chair of the IEEE1801 (UPF) work group.


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