Director, Field Applications Engineering, Europe @ Greenliant Systems Ltd
Field Applications Director, Europe @ SST
European Product Manager @ Memec
Chesterfield Boys Grammar School
I have over 25 years experience working in Electronics in both the UK and Europe and I am currently the European Director for Field Applications Engineering for Greenliant Systems Ltd. I am responsible for all the technical aspects of our business in Europe which includes pre and post-sales support as well as presenting Greenliant’s technology in various
I have over 25 years experience working in Electronics in both the UK and Europe and I am currently the European Director for Field Applications Engineering for Greenliant Systems Ltd. I am responsible for all the technical aspects of our business in Europe which includes pre and post-sales support as well as presenting Greenliant’s technology in various industry forums. I recently presented a paper at the 2013 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara as well as several sessions at the Embedded World Forums in Nuremburg.
Our current product range provides designers of embedded systems with solutions for high reliability and high quality embedded Solid State Drive storage. These solutions are universally known as NANDrive and are ideal where data integrity is paramount.
After Graduating with Honours in Physics in 1981, I have worked in Applications, Product Management and Sales for a number of UK Semiconductor Companies including the Access Group (now Avnet) supporting Ti and later AMD. With the Intel Distributor Rapid Silicon as Area Sales Manager and then in to Applications on Intel supporting their high performance processors gaining several Intel Qualifications before going to Memec as Applications Manager for Design and Applications support on Cypress. I moved into Product Division Management with P+L responsibility supporting SST, Mitel and others before becoming the European Product Manager looking after Level One (Intel) and SST across Europe.
Joining SST in 2001 I was heavily involved in creating their die and wafer business in Europe, with notable success. I was also actively engaged with other chipset companies both in terms of reference design support and getting their inputs for new product definition.
Director, Field Applications Engineering, Europe @ Responsible for all Technical aspects of Greenliant's business in Europe
Customer Support, Technical Pre-Sales, Chipset Reference Designs, Wafer Sales
Co-ordination of Field input for New Product Development
Customer Quality and Failure Analysis
Presentation of Greenliant Technology and Products to customers and at various forums
Pre-Sales and Customer Support for NANDrive and NAND controller products From July 2010 to Present (5 years 6 months) Field Applications Director, Europe @ From 2001 to 2010 (9 years) European Product Manager @ European Asset and Product Marketing responsibility
Key interface with suppliers (Level One, SST)
Pan-European Marketing initiatives
Support European Local Product Management
Pan European Project Tracking
Ensure that we are “Best in Class” in each territory
Achieve roll out of European Contracts From 1989 to July 2001 (12 years) Product Manager @ P + L Responsibility for Product Division
Technical Marketing and Sales Support
Franchises - SST, Mitel, Scenix, Qlogic, Sandisk, (took SST Europe past SST North America and achieved Distributor of the year, took Ambar to Number 1 Mitel Distributor in the UK)
Responsibility Motivation / management of Division Asset and FAE teams
Responsibility for training Sales Team From 1995 to 1999 (4 years) Applications Manager @ Technical support and design in of products
Generation of marketing and technical editorial
Responsibility for training Sales Team
Principal Franchises - Cypress, SST, Qlogic, Sandisk
Leading FAE in FPGA designs - VHDL From 1990 to 1995 (5 years)
BSc (Hons), Physics, Mathematics, Microelectronics @ Swansea University From 1979 to 1982 Chesterfield Boys Grammar School From 1972 to 1979 Ralph Thomson is skilled in: Flash Memory, Technical Marketing, Semiconductors, Product Marketing, Product Management, Semiconductor Industry, Electronics, FPGA, IC, Embedded Systems, SoC, Silicon, Analog, Microelectronics, Processors
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