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Managing Director


Rod Oldfield is our Managing Director. He is an enthusiastic and experienced semiconductor industry professional having worked in all aspects of the semiconductor industry since leaving University with an honours engineering degree in 1978.


From University Rod started his long and illustrious career with Motorola Semiconductors, being involved in several ground breaking developments including the 68000 microprocessor. From Motorola he further advanced his career in the industry with Texas Instruments then General Instruments (now Microchip) before running the UK Operation for Temic (now Atmel) for five years.


Rod is a founding director of GarField Microelectronics Ltd which he set up in 1994. When GarField bought Matrics Ltd in 2006 Rod was appointed Managing Director of both GarField and Matrics, now known as GarField/Matrics.


Rod's main interests include skiing, fell walking and cycling and he is a keen supporter of his local village community.



Technical Director


Paul Garniss is our Technical Director. Paul is a highly successful and technically experienced semiconductor professional. Paul graduated from the University of Durham with an honours degree in Applied Physics with Electronics in 1981.


Having graduated from university, Paul worked at GEC Meters, Smiths Industries and Matra MHS before helping to set up GarField Microelectronics Ltd.


Paul is a founding director of GarField Microelectronics Ltd. When GarField bought Matrics Ltd in 2006 Paul was appointed Technical Director of both GarField and Matrics, now known as GarField/Matrics.


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Aug 2014: Expansion of current offices in Stroud, UK.

Jun 2014: Garfield/Matrics take on their first Student; Alex Rayner.

Apr 2014: Working samples of sensor device now functioning at 25micron thickness.

Jan 2014: Featured in sunday telegraph on 'future electronics'.

Jan 2014: Mike Parker joins as project manager.

Dec 2013: Safran provide design & supplier of IC certification.

Nov 2013: GarField/Matrics is ISO 9001:2008 re-certified.

Sep 2013: Further expansion in design tool capabilities from industry standard suppliers.

Jul 2013: Daniel Bayliss joins as senior digital designer.

Jun 2013: UTC Aerospace Systems provide design & supplier of IC certification.

May 2013: Dr. Steve Morris presents paper on medical electronics at Oxford symposium.

Apr 2013: Attended TSMC symposium.

Feb 2013: Sign joint-development agreement with large Japanese company to develop complex imaging device.

Dec 2012: Attended NMI awards ceremony.

Nov 2012: GarField/Matrics is ISO 9001:2008 re-certified.

Jun 2012: See us at the TSMC Symposium on the 19 June in Amsterdam.

Apr 2012: Dr. Steve Morris joins GarField/Matrics to develop medical and low power applications, having spent many years developing products for the medical industry. Steve joins us from Broadcom where he headed up the design team. He has held similar posts previously with Plessey, Dialog, Zarlink and Nanotech.

Mar 2012: GarField/Matrics completes designs on 28nm technology for major customer.

Nov 2011: GarField/Matrics is ISO 9001:2008 re-certified.

Oct 2011: GarField/Matrics has article and advert printed in Sunday Telegraph.

Mar 2011: Micross Components & Services Division and GarField announce the formation of a Strategic Alliance.

Nov 2010: GarField is an approved AEC supplier.

Nov 2010: GarField/Matrics is ISO 9001:2008 re-certified.

Jul 2010: Austriamicrosystems and GarField/Matrics establish technical partnership for the support and development of a range of products to support key markets.

Jul 2010: GarField/Matrics signs major hi-reliability project for an advanced GPS system for a large multi-national company.

Jun 2010: GarField/Matrics attends annual GSM conference and presents an overview of its IP to a group of interested parties.

Apr 2010: Analogue Designer Dr. Phil Daniell joins GarField/Matrics.

Jan 2010: GarField/Matrics is now represented by Solution in Silicon.

Dec 2009: GarField/Matrics completes designs on 40nm technology for major customer.

Nov 2009: GarField/Matrics is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Nov 2009: GarField/Matrics has local design support in Scotland.

Jul 2009: GarField/Matrics adopts Cadence Analogue Design Tools.

Jun 2009: GarField/Matrics moves to new custom fitted offices in Woodchester Mill, Stroud, Gloucestershire.

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