Gerard Beenker joined Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven in 1980. Since 1989 he has had several management positions in the sector IC Design of Philips Research Eindhoven. On January 1st 1999 he was appointed Senior Vice President of Philips Research. From Jan 1999 till Feb 2006, he has been responsible for the sector IC Design in Philips Research, combined with his role as manager of the IC program and account manager for Philips Semiconductors.
In 2006 he established the NXP Research organisation, and was appointed as manager of the NXP Research organisation. In November 2008, he became Scientific Director of NXP and manager of NXP External Relations. In this role he particularly focuses on developing and managing external relations with scientific, R&D community and public authorities, reflecting the growing importance of external partnerships for leveraging NXP’s R&D portfolio. In the fall of 2009 he was elected member of the Presidium of Artemisia. He is active in various advisory boards and councils, amongst others he is member of the Point-One Program Council in The Netherlands.
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