Prof. Ian Phillips

Principal Staff Engineer at ARM

Prof. Ian Phillips, FIET, FIMA, SMIEE, CEng. is Principal Staff Engineer at ARM Ltd of Cambridge in the UK, where his role is to nurture strategic technology and opportunities until their business value can be quantified. He left school at 15 without formal qualifications, was apprenticed in electronics from 1965-69, and graduated with a 1st from University of Wales - Swansea, in 1975. He then joined Pye-TMC as an electronic design engineer; continuing as a designer and design manager through Philips, Plessey, GEC and Mitel through the exhilarating years of this technology's evolution. He joined ARM in 1998; a company at the forefront of technology and where his breadth experience is regularly challenged.  Reporting directly to the CTO, his role has a very outward face and he is involved with many European Research Universities, Institutions and Government Bodies, as both advisor and technology scout. He is a frequent presenter on European stages; an advocate of improved University/Industry relationships; a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Liverpool and Plymouth; and the winner of the 2008 NMI award for his personal Contribution to Industry.








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