The editorial advisory board provides expert opinion from members on technology and market trends in the electronics industry and its supporting eco-system, including engineering education and policy. The publication aims for the board to comprise representatives from various segments, offering diversity of industry insight to the editorial team as well as a broad base for content collaboration and planning. The following are the current members.
Arthur R. Tan
President & CEO
Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc.
Arthur is a Member, Board of Directors and the Executive Committee at Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), where he is responsible for the strategic direction and business success in providing integrated EMS in diversified markets that include automotive, industrial, medical, solar energy, telecommunications infrastructure, storage device and consumer electronics.
He is also President, Speedy-Tech Electronics Ltd (subsidiary of IMI); Senior Managing Director, Ayala Corp.; Member, Board of Directors, Ayala Foundation Inc.; Member, Board of Directors, Alphion Corp.; and Member, Board of Directors, Renewable Energy Test Center, RETC LLC.
Arthur got his business management certification from Harvard University, M.S. in electrical engineering from University of Idaho and B.S. in electronics & communications engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila.
Managing Director, Southeast Asia
Chandran has been Managing Director for National Instruments
since 2003. Under his leadership, NI Singapore has successfully expanded its business regionally, setting up operations in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Chandran started his career in National Instruments as an Applications Engineer in 1997. He was then Product Manager for modular instrumentation platforms and, in 1998, led the initiative for a new Instrumentation Standard PXI that became the current industry-standard platform.
As Group Manager for Product Marketing in 2000, he drove product strategy and market positioning for the instrumentation product lines in National Instruments.
Chandran graduated with a bachelor's degree in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry from Bangalore University in 1990 and thereafter obtained two master's degrees in Mathematics from Bangalore University and Arizona State University, respectively.
Chandran has also been on the board of several industry standardization bodies, including the VXI Consortium and the PXI Systems Alliance.
Er Meng Joo
Professor, School of Electrical
& Electronic Engineering,
Nanyang Technological University
Meng Joo received his B.E. and M.E. in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and a Ph.D in Systems Engineering from the Australian National University in 1992. From 1987 to 1989, he worked as a research and development engineer in Chartered Electronics Industries Pte Ltd and a software engineer in Telerate Research and Development Pte Ltd, respectively. He was the founding director of the Intelligent Systems Centre, a University Research Centre co-funded by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Engineering Technologies from 2003 to 2006.
He has authored several books and contributed to journals and books throughout his career. Meng Joo was the winner of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) Prestigious Publication (Application) Award in 1996 and IES Prestigious Publication (Theory) Award in 2001. He was awarded a Commonwealth Fellowship tenable at University of Strathclyde in 2000. He has also won several awards covering teaching competence and student competitions. He is also the Editor-in-Chief for the IES Journal B on Intelligent Devices and Systems, an area editor of International Journal of Intelligent Systems Science and holds editorial titles with several technical journals.
Gan Chih Kiong Terence
Deputy Director, Electronics
Economic Development Board
Terence oversees the promotion and development of the electronics industry in Singapore as Deputy Director (Electronics) with the EDB. He has previously served as Head, Electronics (Semiconductors) as well as Head, Electronics Components (Electronics) on return from his "Global Ops" assignment at the EDB.
He completed his two master's degrees in the year 2000—in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Science—from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States. He obtained his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the same institute.