Andy helped to found Afterthought Software after having worked for Picochip Ltd for more than 10 years. At Picochip he developed a cycle accurate processor simulator and the place and route tool for the multi-core DSP picoArray. Latterly he managed the Software Infrastructure Group. Previously he spent a brief period with Conexant at their design centre in Bristol and prior to that he undertook lecturing and research into image processing and neural networks at the University of Wales, Bangor. Andy is named as inventor or co-inventor on 5 patents. He initially studied Mathematics and then obtained a PhD in Parallel Computing both from the University of Bristol.
After graduating from Cardiff University with a 1st class honours degree in Computer Science, Alex joined Picochip in Bath to work on Layer 1 PHY software. Following that, Alex helped to found Afterthought Software and handles the higher layers of software.