I was born and raised in Ostrava which happens to be the third biggest town in the Czech Republic. I’ve been always passionate about all kinds of engineering since my childhood. This probably explains my top hobbies - remote-controlled models of airplanes and hobby electronics. Especially the latter has influenced my life significantly and no wonder I became an avid electronics engineer. Electronics design is an art to me and simply fascinates me.
My first steps towards engineering were in the secondary technical school (a kind of a high school) with the focus on computer systems. There we had practical classes on electronics design, PC and embedded programming. It was great preparation for the career.
I started university in 2005. I decided for Brno, University of Technology because it is also my father’s alma mater. It is quite common in Europe that students first start with bachelor’s degree program and after the graduation, they continue with master’s. I was not an exception. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Microelectronics and Technology in 2008. Two years later, in 2010, I finished the uni with a master’s degree in Microelectronics.
I began my career in 2010 with ANF Data, a Siemens Company in Prague which later on became a part of Siemens s.r.o. There I designed hardware for industrial automation, mainly for Profibus-based modules for the Simatic S7 PLCs. Aside from electronics, the fast-growing department gave me also an opportunity to hire new employees, establish and lead new teams for various projects. Last year with Siemens I got my hands on the automotive development for HEV/EV applications. Though Siemens was a great place to work and my second home, after five years I felt I am ready for a new adventure.
The new adventure started in late 2015 when I got an offer from Texas Instruments in Germany. I had tried to join the semiconductors business a few times before but this was the first time the opportunity was real. No wonder I accepted the generous offer and started in the automotive systems engineering department where I work nowadays. I am responsible for designing TI reference designs, providing on-site technical support to customers worldwide and contributing to new products definitions.
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