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21 June, 2019 - 10:33 By Kate Sweeney

New CFO as UltraSoC moves into next phase of growth

UltraSoC Barney Edgar

Cambridge technology company UltraSoC has appointed former Arkessa head of finance Barney Edgar as chief financial officer.

UltraSoC delivers monitoring and self-analytics technology for use in the silicon chips that power consumer electronic, computing and communications products.

As UltraSoC moves into the next phase of its growth, Edgar brings significant experience in successfully guiding fast-growing, innovative technology companies.

Most recently, Edgar was head of finance at Arkessa, an innovative IoT company acquired by a private equity fund in 2018. 

Prior to Arkessa, he was head of finance at Neul, a semiconductor startup also focused in the high-growth IoT arena. Edgar was part of the strong management team responsible for the sale of Neul to Chinese giant Huawei in 2014.

In addition to his extensive experience with growth-phase tech firms, Edgar’s 20 years of industry experience includes financial roles within large public corporations including leisure travel giant TUI, beverage group Diageo, and top-four accountancy firm PwC.

Edgar said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining UltraSoC as the company scales and expands with a fantastic customer list. Issues like cybersecurity and functional safety are now everyday concerns for us all: UltraSoC has a huge opportunity to help address those. 

“I’m looking forward to joining the UltraSoC team as they help customers rise to the challenge of creating the next generation of electronic products.”

UltraSoC CEO Rupert Baines added: “Barney has an impressive CV with very relevant experience in high-growth technology firms as they scale up and grow.”

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