eReader pioneer Jackson joins Plastic Logic - Embedded.com

eReader pioneer Jackson joins Plastic Logic

LONDON — Martin Jackson is joining Plastic Logic as its vice president, technology to head its Cambridge R&D center.

Jackson has more than 20 years of executive and technical management experience in leading corporate and technical strategies in the communications, consumer electronics, and semiconductor industries.

The co-founder of four startups, Jackson most recently served as CTO for Artimi Ltd,(Cambridge, England) leading the delivery of high speed wireless connectivity in portable consumer electronics devices. At Artimi, he was responsible for the development and delivery of the industry’s first demonstration of next-generation High-Speed Bluetooth over Ultra Wideband at 3 GSM in February of 2007.

Previously, Jackson was CTO at Frontier Silicon (Watford, England) a fabless semiconductor company that pioneered digital broadcasting. He also served as CTO of DSL semiconductor company GlobespanVirata (later merged with Conexant Corp.). He came to Globespan via the merger with Virata, where he served as VP engineering, CTO and a board director.

“Nearly twenty years ago, I co-founded a company that was going to make a pen based PDA and one of the applications was as an eReader; unfortunately we were a little too early. Today, Plastic Logic's thin, light plastic electronics-based electronic reader is poised to make the long held promise of the eBook a reality,” said Jackson.

“In directing our Cambridge R&D center, Martin will be a key champion and strategist for our plastic electronics display technology and work closely with our Mountain View product engineering group and our Dresden, Germany manufacturing team on the evolution of our flagship eReader product,” said Richard Archuleta CEO of Plastic Logic.

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