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14 July, 2006 - 15:25 By Staff Reporter

German electronics firm opens in Cambridge

GÖPEL Electronic of Germany has extended its footprint across European technology heartlands by opening a Cambridge operation.

A sales manager, Karl Miles, has been headhunted to cover an area the company regards as “one of the most important markets in Europe.”

Miles was formerly with XJTAG and spent eight years as a hardware engineer with BAE Systems and Nortel Networks.

Thomas Wenzel, co-founder and MD of Gopel Electronic’s Boundary Scan Division said: “The new office is located at Cottenham, in the strategically important Cambridge technology region, with excellent availability of outstanding skilled labour for establishing an additional JTAG/boundary scan application centre.

“Technologically, the UK market is one of the most demanding in Europe and therefore highly interesting for our new software and hardware platform solutions Scanflex and System Cascon.

“By this strategically important expansion, we are now in an outstanding position to meet the increasing demands for extended boundary scan applications with our highly flexible reconfigurable systems in connection with the excellent local customer support that Karl can provide.”

The new subsidiary will be responsible not only for the UK but also the Irish JTAG/boundary scan market.

GÖPEL electronic was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Jena; it is a world-leading vendor of innovative JTAG/ Boundary Scan/IEEE 1149.x components and systems, providing mature software tools, high-performance controllers and accessories, as well as comprehensive product support and value added services.

The company, generated an annual turnover of more than 13 million euros in 2005.


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