AMRC/TMRC keynote to give present knowledge on the future of telecommunications

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

ISSN: 0954-0911

Article publication date: 1 August 2000




(2000), "AMRC/TMRC keynote to give present knowledge on the future of telecommunications", Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Vol. 12 No. 2.



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AMRC/TMRC keynote to give present knowledge on the future of telecommunications

Keywords IPC, Telecommunications

IPC has announced its keynote presenter for its Assembly Market/Technology Market Research Council (AMRC/TMRC) meetings taking place 21-22 June 2000, at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, DC. Dr Peter Cochrane, chief technologist with British Telecommunications (BT), will discuss his vision of the future of the electronics and telecommunications industries.

"We are very excited to have Dr Cochrane for our keynote presentation," says IPC director of market research Carla Wehrspann. "As chief technologist at British Telecommunications, he brings a thorough understanding of the telecommunications industry, and holds key insights to its future."

BT is one of the world's most successful international communications groups. It develops technologies that cover datawave, the IP world, mobile communications, multimedia and fixed-to-mobile convergence.

As CTO, Cochrane oversees exploration of an array of cutting-edge computer and communications subjects. Tapping the results of that research, Cochrane brings clarity and focus to understanding people's relationships with technology.

Cochrane is currently a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is a visiting professor to UCL and Essex universities and an honorary professor at the University of Kent.

He studied electrical engineering at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, where he earned his bachelors degree in 1973. Cochrane received his masters (1976) and doctorate (1979) at Essex University. There, he also received a second doctorate in telecommunications and systems engineering in 1993.

For more information, contact Wehrspann at +1 (847) 790-5317; E-mail:, or visit the IPC Web site:

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