Martin McHugh


Martin McHugh heads up business and technology development with Microsemi Corporation in South Wales. He is currently responsible for promoting and marketing innovative wireless medical technologies designed at the company’s Advanced Packaging Division in Caldicot, South Wales.

McHugh has over 25 years of experience in the electronics industry and has held a variety of technical and business development roles with both local and multinational companies. Before joining the Microsemi team, he spent 12 years with Zarlink Semiconductor. In 1999 McHugh was Business Development Manager with Keltek, now part of the Plexus Corporation.

He is responsible for developing international multi-disciplinary collaborations focusing on the research and development of medical technologies enabling advanced treatments and therapies. This has included Microsemi’s involvement in a number of high profile European Union collaborations under the Frame Work Six/Seven program and H2020.

McHugh led the successful research and design of an in-body micro generator, which harvests energy from the heartbeat to help power implanted medical devices, as part of the self-energizing implantable medical microsystem (SIMM) project. Other projects have focused on the development of flexible packaging techniques to support the design of less obtrusive implanted medical devices, and in-body antennas for body area networks (BAN).

Martin sits on the Industrial Advisory Board at Cardiff University’s School of Engineering, is a visiting Fellow for the University of Hertfordshire and Swansea University’s EEE Industrial Advisory Panel.

Microsemi Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability, and performance. The company’s Advanced Packaging group’s end-to-end expertise, including integrated evaluation, design and development capabilities supported by manufacturing facilities, are driving smaller, faster and more reliable electronic components at the heart of mission critical medical and high reliability applications.