LONDON Michael Kay is to become the chairman of the Institute for System Level Integration (iSLI) on August 1. Kay succeeds Ron Dunn who has been chairman of iSLI for eight years.
Kay (left) has spent over 30 years engaging directly with business, academia, and government, in the areas of electronic hardware systems, IC design and software development.
He began his career within the computer manufacturing and medical science industries from 1970 before moving to Motorola as applications manager for microprocessors at East Kilbride in 1979. Based mainly in Scotland, Kay conducted extensive customer and project work in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. He has supported R&D programmes with both Scottish Universities and industry and in particular with the iSLI on the Alba Campus, Scotland, where he has been a member of the iSLI board of directors since 2000. He was also founder and managing director of the Motorola Technology Centre in Scotland.
Dunn, who became chairman in May 1999, was at Ferranti Defence Systems till 1993 where he was managing director. He had spent 32 years with the company in various engineering and management posts.