Professor Florin Udrea – a co-founder of CamSemi – has been awarded a Silver Medal from The Royal Academy of Engineering for his pioneering work in commercialising more cost-efficient power management ICs and other technology devices, as well as his ‘outstanding personal commitment’ to the UK’s electronics sector.
In addition to his ongoing role at CamSemi, Professor Udrea is a founder and CEO of Cambridge CMOS Sensors; he leads the High Voltage Microelectronics Group at University of Cambridge; and is a non-executive director of Cambridge Enterprise.
He co-founded CamSemi with Professor Gehan Amaratunga, who was elected a fellow of the Academy in 2004 and also awarded its Silver Medal in 2007.
“It is a real honour for both CamSemi’s founders to have been recognised in this way and as we continue to rapidly grow our sales globally and expand our market share in cost and energy efficient AC to DC power management ICs,” said David Baillie, CamSemi CEO.
“Our Silver Medallists represent the very best of entrepreneurial British engineering right across the whole spectrum of engineering,” said Dervilla Mitchell FREng, chair of the Academy’s awards committee.
“Gifted engineers like our award winners are developing technological solutions and finding new business opportunities all the time.”
• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Professor Florin Udrea. Photo credit: Royal Academy of Engineering