Filtronic plc announced that it has appointed Dr. Tudor Williams as director of Technology. Dr. Williams joins Filtronic from the Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult, where he had been head of RF and Microwave for the past four years and Interim Technical Director since the start of 2021.

Dr. Williams has a degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering from the University of Wales, Swansea, and a Ph.D. in RF Engineering from Cardiff University. He also previously worked at SELEX as a MMIC design engineer and at Mesuro as an engineer and engineering manager, leading U.K. R&D strategy. During his career he has engaged with many of the major defence primes, government departments and global semiconductor players.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Tudor to the Filtronic team,” said Richard Gibbs, CEO of Filtronic. “He has a wealth of expertise in RF and microwave technology, and an enviable knowledge of the whole RF ecosystem both in the U.K. and internationally.”

“The opportunity to join Filtronic was ideal for me, and I’m excited to be joining a company with such a strong reputation for RF and microwave technology and manufacturing,” said Tudor Williams. “It is a pivotal time for the company with real opportunities to grow. Filtronic has received a number of prestigious industry awards this year, and is now looking forward to growth in its existing defence and communications markets as well as exciting emerging markets like LEO (low earth orbit) satellites and HAPS (high altitude pseudo satellites).