LONDON Charles Matthews has become non-executive chairman of Axeon, the Aberdeen based supplier of semiconductor IP. Previously the CEO of Cosworth, the specialist automotive engineering design and manufacturing company and managing director of Rolls Royce Motor Cars Matthews is also a non-executive director of FKI, founder and chairman of Sigma QC, a quality management business in the automotive sector, and non-executive director of Porvair.
Axeon supplies products and services to the automotive and industrial markets based on its Vindax real-time artificial neural network technology. Vindax comprises a methodology, an algorithm and processor architecture. This enables real-time, multi-variable, non-linear problem solutions to be formulated through development tools and deployed in FPGA or IP core products.
Matthews said, “The global need to reduce Carbon Dioxide and other emissions has rightly resulted in increasingly tough regulations for automotive manufacturers. Their challenge is to improve engine control without significantly increasing vehicle cost. I was attracted to Axeon because I believe their Vindax technology is one of the fundamental building blocks to enable this and that it will become a key element of future engine control systems.”