Chipworks

Mike%20Thumm.JPGappoints new two new VPs to support corporate expansion. Mike Thumm (left) is named VP, patent intelligence, and Gary Tomkins (right) is made VP, technical intelligence. Mike, a Gary%20Tomkins.JPGten-year company veteran, was most recently VP and CFO, responsible for Chipworks’ financial and intellectual property assets. In his new role as lead for patent intelligence, he will oversee worldwide sales, engineering and marketing initiatives. Mike’s passion for Chipworks and soccer led him to his establishing the Chipworks soccer team. He is one or the team’s stalwart players, as well as one of its most bruised. An Ottawa native and closet hip-hop fan, Mike earned a BA, admin, from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Previously, Gary headed up Chipworks’ core capabilities team and was a senior member of the technical intelligence business unit. In his new position, he will lead the engineering teams and guide sales, marketing and product management activities. In a career of more than 20 years, Gary has been on both the technology and business side of the semiconductor and telecom industries. He has a BSc (hons) in physical electronics from the University of Warwick, Coventry, England. A “true Canadian convert,” when not working he keeps busy playing hockey and soccer, and is a key member of the Chipworks soccer team.

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