To round-up the interview series dedicated to Inspiring Women in Engineering, in association with International Women in Engineering Day, Farnell here speaks to four women with successful careers in the semiconductor industry, and discusses their role in encouraging and inspire future generations.
The women include:
Suravi is a Senior Business Manager in the industrial and healthcare business unit at Maxim Integrated. She uses her technical and field expertise to generate product line strategies and gathering ideas from the field to develop new products for the industrial market. Suravi has also worked as a Design Engineer and Field Application Engineer for several years.
Birgit began her career with the former Hitachi in 1991 and went on to excel in electronics engineering, with particular expertise in product management and sales. She is currently Product Specialist at Renesas Electronics, a global leader in microcontrollers as well as analog, power and SoC products used in a wealth of industries and applications.
Senior Director of Test, Measurement & Emulation Markets for Xilinx, Hanneke is highly skilled in setting up new businesses and achieving rapid growth. She not only holds an MS in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands but has also won the Tribute to Women and Industry award from the Silicon Valley YWCA.
Amanda is a Global Product Marketing Manager for NXP’s i.MX applications processors. She has driven the definition, enablement and adoption of i.MX applications processors for over a dozen years and is currently leading the development of NXP’s 14LPC FinFET applications processors for consumer, industrial and IoT applications.