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Visit Microchip at Space Forum 2019

Plan on joining Microchip for one of the biannual Space Forums, being held in four different locations around the world.

Our technical experts and partners will be presenting the most innovative space-related products, capabilities and system solutions in this one-day technology forum. You will see demonstrations of how the interoperation of our latest products can accelerate your development time. You’ll also gain a comprehensive understanding of how our Sub-QML and COTS-to-RT components help address the challenges of meeting system performance and reliability goals while also saving costs.


Highlights will include:

  • A detailed update on the qualification and radiation characterization of our RTG4™ radiation-tolerant FPGAs
  • How radiation-tolerant mixed-signal integrated circuits provide key functions for telemetry and motor control
  • An overview of our radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant microprocessors and microcontrollers with screening from extended temperature through to QML class V equivalent
  • Details on how our discrete technology solves system-level issues
  • An in-depth overview of our space power solutions including both hybrid and surface-mount technology
  • How space-qualified crystal oscillators provide accurate frequency and timing required for navigation, radar and communication functions
  • Innovations in the field of miniaturized atomic clocks, which provide high-precision timing with minimal form-factor and power consumption
  • Demonstrations of the interoperation of RTG4 FPGAs with power, telemetry and motor control products from Microchip and from our partner companies and organizations

This is a must-attend space technology forum for system-level architects, R&D engineers, design and component engineers and other space industry professionals.

Register for a Forum Location

Netherlands, Europe

Palace Hotel - Noordwijk aan Zee
October 24, 2019
0800 to 1700 hrs

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November 13, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. PST

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Bangalore, India

Leela Palace
November 19, 2019
0830 to 1730 hrs

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Ahmedabad, India

Courtyard by Marriott Ahmedabad
November 21, 2019
0830 to 1730 hrs

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Ken O’Neill

Director, High Reliability Product Marketing

Ken O'Neill is the director of high reliability product marketing for space and aviation at Microchip Technology,  and has supported applications in space, aviation and other high-reliability markets for more than 25 years. He originally joined Microsemi in June 1990 as an FPGA product marketing engineer and has held several marketing and field applications engineering positions. Before joining Microsemi, Ken served as a design engineer with Hewlett-Packard's Computer Peripherals group. Prior to that, he was a design engineer with Racal-Comsec Ltd. Ken holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Reading, England.


Paul Schimel

Principal Power Applications Engineer

 Paul Schimel is a principal power electronics engineer for aerospace and defense at Microchip Technology. He has over 23 years of theoretical and hands-on experience in power electronics spanning military/aerospace, automotive and industrial markets. His work regularly includes module design, DC-to-DC converter design, device level analysis, root cause analysis, failure analysis, EMI mitigation, PCB layout, control loop compensation, inverter design, transformer design, rotating machine design, bench level measurement and validation techniques and system-level analysis/comprehension. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and holds two FCC licenses (First Class Radiotelephone and Amateur Extra Class). Paul holds three patents on power electronics matters.


Minh Nguyen

Senior Manager, Product Marketing

Minh Nguyen is a senior manager of product marketing at Microchip Technology and has supported the aerospace market for more than 10 years. She joined Microchip in 2006 as an applications engineer. In 2010, Minh took on a product marketing role supporting space and aviation FPGAs. Minh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.


Julian Di Matteo

Senior Product Marketing Engineer

Julian Di Matteo joined Microsemi, now Microchip Technology, in 2018, as a product marketing engineer supporting space and aviation customers. Prior to joining Microchip, he held applications and product engineering roles in the semiconductor industry, with extensive experience supporting commercial and high-reliability applications. Julian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.


Stewart Hampton

Marketing Product Line Manager

 Stewart Hampton is a marketing product line manager for the space, defense and avionics groups within Microchip’s Frequency and Timing business unit. He has a background in defense applications, medical devices and telecommunications. Stewart is currently product lead for the market introduction of the Space Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) applications. Stewart has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.


Abdullah Muktadir

Associate Director, Customer Experience Team

Abdullah Muktadir joined Actel, now Microchip Technology, in 1997 as an applications engineer. Since then, he has held several positions in applications and software engineering. He has more than 20 years’ experience in FPGA software tools verification and in supporting high-reliability products and applications. Abdullah holds a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University in Kansas. 


Scott Murphy

Product Line Manager

A native of western Pennsylvania, Scott is a  product line manager for all space-qualified hybrid crystal oscillator platforms. With a total of 24 years working at the Mount Holly Springs, PA, facility, his previous roles include applications engineer, regional sales manager and strategic account manager. The last half of his career has been exclusively devoted to developing and marketing highly dependable products for the space industry. Before that, Scott served as a rotary wing aviation officer in the United States Army and participated in the Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm military campaigns. In 1989, Scott obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.


Dorian Johnson

High-Reliability Product Line Marketing Manager

Dorian Johnson is a product marketing manager for high-reliability ICs at Microchip Technology. She brings over 30 years of experience in design engineering, product engineering and product line management within the semiconductor industry. Dorian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Ryan Mohan

Senior Staff Applications Engineer

Ryan Mohan joined Actel, now a division of Microchip Technology, in 2007 as an applications engineer providing technical support and creating technical documentation for many of the company’s space, aviation and high-reliability customers. In 2011, Ryan took on a field applications engineering role, supporting key customers in the US Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain territories, including the aerospace and defense market.  Currently, Ryan supports tier-1 and strategic customers with design analysis/debug and critical issue resolution.  Ryan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada.


Nicolas Ganry

Manager, Product Marketing

 Nicolas Ganry is a product marketing manager for Microchip’s aerospace and defense solutions, which includes microprocessors, microcontrollers, memories and companion chips. He also oversees the business development activities in Europe and all other regions outside of the US. Located in Nantes, France, Nicolas works closely with European space agencies and industry leaders in the market. He joined Microchip in 2012, bringing with him 15 years of experience in system electronics, with a focus on hardware and software development for mobile phones. Nicolas has a master’s degree in engineering from Polytech Nantes, the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Nantes and a master’s degree in business unit management from Audencia International Business School Nantes.


Casey McCoy

Applications Manager

Casey McCoy is a US-based field applications engineer for the aerospace and defense applications team at Microchip Technology. He supports marketing across multiple product lines that include microprocessors, microcontrollers, memories and companion chips.  Based in San Jose, CA, Casey provides technical support to various NASA facilities and a broad base of participants in the aerospace industry. He came to Microchip from Atmel, which he joined in 1998, and has 30 years of experience in electronics, primarily in ASIC design and IC applications support. He holds a master’s degree in engineering from San Francisco State University.  

Pascale Charpentier Senior Product Manager

Pascale Charpentier

Senior Product Marketing Engineer

Pascale Charpentier is a senior product marketing engineer for Microchip’s aerospace and defense group located in Nantes, France. She has more than 15 years of experience driving product development programs in the semiconductor industry and more than five years of experience in business development for space-grade ASICs. Pascale has a master’s degree equivalent in Materials Science/Physics from Polytech Nantes and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Physics obtained in 1999.