News release

Date: 7th February 2011

Toumaz CEO Professor Chris Toumazou to present “Electronics for healthy living” at International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2011

Toumaz CEO and CTO to address flagship IEEE conference for advances in solid-state circuits and systems on-a-chip

Abingdon, United Kingdom, 7th February 2011 – Toumaz, the leading provider of ultra-low power wireless telemetry technologies for medical monitoring and internet-connected consumer devices, today announces that Toumaz CEO Professor Chris Toumazou FRS will be an invited speaker at the 58th International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), the premier forum for presenting advances in solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip (February 20th–24th 2011, San Francisco, California). The theme of this year’s conference is “Electronics for healthy living”, with a focus on integrated circuits for biomedical systems.

Professor Toumazou will be the closing conference speaker for the “Towards Personalized Medicine and Monitoring for Healthy Living” forum. His presentation, entitled “Towards disposable healthcare: a paradigm shift”, will be given on Thursday 24th February 2011. Toumaz CTO Dr Alison Burdett will also be chairing a key panel on the topic of “Body Area Networks: Technology, Solutions and Standarization”, which will include a contribution from Toumaz’s Okundu Omeni covering MAC & security network solutions for Body Area Networks (BANs).

Professor Toumazou invented the foundation technology for Toumaz’s Sensium™ system – the ultra-low power platform for rapid development of wireless Body Area Networks (BANs) – and was the 2009 winner of the World Technology Award for Health and Medicine.

ISSCC is the flagship conference of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and each year features leading global experts in the field. This year’s conference will feature more than 200 technical presentations representing benchmark results, design in state-of-the-art process technologies, and circuits in emerging device technologies. ISSCC 2011 will also offer a variety of educational events (tutorials, short course), advanced-circuit forums and evening sessions. This year’s theme of “Electronics for healthy living” reflects the increasing role that electronics is playing in enabling healthier lifestyles, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, improved quality of life for those with chronic disease and disabilities, and the earlier detection of health risks.

Members of the media interested in scheduling a briefing with Toumaz can do so by contacting Nicky Denovan at toumaz[at]evokedset[dot]com.

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About Toumaz (

Toumaz (AIM: TMZ) is pioneering low cost, ultra-low power wireless telemetry technologies for a wide range of markets including medical monitoring and internet-connected consumer devices.

Targeting the healthcare market, Toumaz’s licensable smart sensor interface and transceiver platform, Sensium, is a leader in non-intrusive, real-time wireless monitoring of multiple physiological vital signs. Sensium offers the potential to transform medical monitoring and reduce the cost of healthcare by wirelessly connecting individuals to healthcare providers – simply, affordably and unobtrusively. Sensium provides the enabling technology for customers to create complete Body Area Networks based on ultra-low power, ultra-small size body-worn monitors. The Sensium system unlocks new product opportunities across a wide range of healthcare and lifestyle markets, including solutions for hospitals, care homes and telecare settings.

Toumaz also uses its ultra low power expertise to design silicon devices for wireless connectivity and internet-connected consumer products. Toumaz currently supplies FM/DAB radio chips and complete modules to market leaders in the digital radio market.

Toumaz has development centres in Oxford, UK and Taipei City, Taiwan.


Press contacts:

Nicky Denovan
EvokedSet PR
toumaz [at] evokedset [dot] com
Phone: +44 (0)118 3282782

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