New C-MAC CEO Mukerjee plots growth strategy - Embedded.com

New C-MAC CEO Mukerjee plots growth strategy

LONDON — Indro Mukerjee, who joined C-MAC MicroTechnology as CEO at the end of 2005 from Philips Semiconductors, where he was Executive Vice-President & General Manager of the Automotive & Identification Business Unit, has lead a rapid strategic review by C-MAC’s senior management team which has identified medical, automotive and transportation applications as promising directions for future growth, building upon the company’s existing strength in the communications, industrial and high-reliability military/aerospace sectors.

Mukerjee said, “We’re investing strongly in hybrid microelectronics manufacturing, including a new state-of-the-art LTCC [low-temperature co-fired ceramic] facility, giving us a broad technology portfolio that is unique within the industry. We now have the vision and determination to become supplier of choice across a range of markets. We are a new C-MAC MicroTechnology, and we have an exciting platform for growth.”

C-MAC MicroTechnology has already chalked up successes in clinical monitoring and analysis systems, particularly through the application of hybrid circuit and sensor technology. Its manufacturing site in Great Yarmouth, U.K., was recently granted ISO 13485 certification, making it an officially endorsed supplier of components and systems to medical equipment vendors.

C-MAC MicroTechnology is also supplying electro-optic and power management systems into high-profile multinational aerospace projects, and has multi-year agreements with a number of tier one and tier two automotive systems manufacturers to supply under-hood electronic modules and subassemblies.

Andrew Gray of leading private equity group Francisco Partners, and a C-MAC board member, said, “Inviting Indro to join the board as CEO adds leadership skills gained from his experience of highly competitive customer facing environments, enabling us to quickly explore opportunities within interesting new markets.”

Mukerjee previouly worked for the European semiconductor division at Hitachi and VideoLogic. As well as Great Yarmouth, C-MAC has production sites in Sherbrooke in Canada and Ronse in Belgium which include thick-film printing on ceramic and other substrates, surface-mount hybrid circuits, DC/DC power modules, direct-attach flipchip, low-temperature cofired ceramic (LTCC), chip-on-board (COB), multichip module (MCM) assemblies and PCB assembly.

The company also has oscillator and quartz crystal manufacturing in Lincoln, U.K., and Argenteuil, France, supported by design and sales support centres at Harlow and Crewkerne in the U.K.

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