SEDGEFIELD, UK — 21 October 2021 — Filtronic plc (AIM: FTC), the designer and manufacturer of RF-to-mmWave components and subsystems, today announced that it has appointed Dr Tudor Williams as Director of Technology. Dr Williams joins Filtronic from the Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult, where he had been Head of RF and Microwave for the past four years and Interim Technical Director since the start of 2021.
Tudor has a degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering from the University of Wales, Swansea, and a PhD in RF Engineering from Cardiff University. He also previously worked at SELEX as a MMIC design engineer, and at Mesuro as an engineer and Engineering Manager, leading UK R&D strategy. During his career he has engaged with many of the major defence primes, government departments and global semiconductor players.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Tudor to the Filtronic team,” said Richard Gibbs, CEO of Filtronic. “He has a wealth of expertise in RF and microwave technology, and an enviable knowledge of the whole RF ecosystem both in the UK and internationally.”
Filtronic designs and manufactures high-performance RF, microwave, and mmWave components and subsystems for telecommunications infrastructure, aerospace & defence, critical communications and space.
“The opportunity to join Filtronic was ideal for me, and I’m excited to be joining a company with such a strong reputation for RF and microwave technology and manufacturing,” said Tudor Williams. “It is a pivotal time for the company with real opportunities to grow. Filtronic has received a number of prestigious industry awards this year, and is now looking forward to growth in its existing defence and communications markets as well as exciting emerging markets like LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellites and HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo Satellites).”