Robert Young

Chief Technology Officer

Robert Young is Chief Technology Officer of Palma Ceia SemiDesign, having joined the company in 2019. In 1999, Robert co-founded Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) where he led the global IC design team as VP Chip Design. CSR developed the world’s first single-chip CMOS Bluetooth radio and shipped over 2 billion Bluetooth devices. In 2011, Robert co-founded Neul which developed wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things market. As VP of Engineering, he led the hardware development team and the overall system architecture. In 2014, Neul was acquired by Huawei, and Robert became CTO of the Huawei UK design center. At Huawei, he played a leading role in the development of the NB-IoT cellular connectivity standard within 3GPP, and he led the team that developed the world’s first production NB-IoT chip. He graduated from University of Cambridge with a first-class honors degree, with distinction, and subsequently a PhD in Digital Signal Processing.