Plasma Antennas Management

Paul Phillipson CEO

In his role as CEO Paul brings 30 years’ experience of introducing new telecoms, semiconductor and aerospace technology to market. He has both corporate and start-up experience including the sale of Ubiquisys to Cisco. At Lucent he was General Manager of the GSM and BSR (Small Cell) Product Units. Paul has been responsible for more than 50 mobile network introductions including the world’s first commercial GPRS Network and the first two million small cells. He is also an advisor providing advice to companies on Small Cell technology, Smart City technology, the Internet of Things and Autonomous and Connected Vehicles. Prior to his career in mobile communications Paul was with GEC Plessey Semiconductors (CMOS ASIC’s), and Chelton Electrostatics, now Cobham (Airborne Systems), in both engineering and management roles.

Richard Keeton CTO

Richard has led the development of Silicon Plasma (PSiAn) technology from the initial concept through to the current demonstrators and has authored the plans for 28GHz and 60GHz devices. He has also been responsible for the development and launch of the current products across a range of applications including commercial LTE/Wimax, and Military/Government applications. As Plasma Antennas first employee Richard has been involved with all aspects of the PSiAn technology over the life of the company making a significant contribution to Plasma Antennas’ Patent portfolio. Prior to joining Plasma Antennas, Richard graduated from Cambridge University with an honours degree in Electronic and Information Engineering (BA, MA + MEng). He also worked at Philips Semiconductors during his degree.

Dr David Hayes Founder

Dr David Hayes is the founder of Plasma Antennas Limited, where he helps coordinate the company’s research and development of their selectable, multi-beam antennas for both civil and defence applications. He has over 40 years’ experience in the electronics industry. He has authored papers in the fields of telecommunications, antenna technology, electronic warfare and radar and has been the invited speaker at various international conferences. Currently, his areas of special interest include solid state plasma antennas, wide-band antennas, smart antennas for future wireless networks and the efficient electromagnetic modelling of antennas using optical ray tracing techniques. Dr. Hayes has held a variety of research posts, including Chief Engineer, Microwave and Optics Group, Roke Manor Research Limited and Technical Director, Elettronica UK Limited.