John Biggs has been involved with Arm developments since 1986 and co-founded Arm Ltd. in 1990. After a number of years working as a VLSI design engineer, he went on to form Arm’s Design Methodology Group in 1995. John is a Distinguished Engineer working in Arm’s Research group with an interest in the development of advanced methodologies for the low-power deployment of synthesisable Arm IP. He is currently working on "PlasticARM", a blue sky research project to develop low-cost microcontrollers using state of the art thin-film transistors on flexible plastic substrates. John holds a BSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester and is currently chair of the IEEE1801 (UPF) workgroup.