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Tematic calls for coders

By Chris Williams. Published: 22nd Dec 2004, 15:53:57 | Permalink | Printable

Now, don't all rush at once

Tematic logoTematic, the embedded division of Castle, are on the look out for RISC OS aware engineers to join their team. The company, based in Cambridge, is currently recruiting contract and permanent software development staff with experience in RISC OS and embedded technology to work on projects for client OEMs.

Ideal candidates should have working knowledge of ARM assembler and C, plus experience in digital video and audio device drivers, video server protocols and RTSP, javascript, perl, TCP/IP networking, and other skills. Successful applicants start work in early 2005 - see the announcement for more details. As some believe the number of active RISC OS developers is decreasing, Tematic are perhaps wisely attempting to snap up as many coders as possible.

The group, mostly made up of ex-Pace Micro and ex-Acorn staff, are keeping quiet on their current projects, however revealed that they have worked on a high volume set top box project. Set top boxes are an old chestnut for RISC OS - a product area that Acorn dived into a little too early but is now simmering on the minds of consumer electronics giants as a means to turn every house and hotel room into an entertainment centre. "Our focus on low power ARM processors in the Set Top Box and portable consumer media markets has been very rewarding for us in recent months," says Tematic's Peter Wild. "We now have a requirement for more engineers so that we can continue developing our business to become a major supplier to consumer electronics OEMs".

In a press briefing earlier in the year, Tematic boasted that it's helped "deliver over $100m worth of RISC OS based products to customers" and worked on technology new to RISC OS, including IPTV, wireless and WMP support. Sources say Tematic's clients include Pace, who recently launched an IPTV STB for hotels and the hospitality industry and a high definition video STB.


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Over 52m that is impressive.

Looks like Tematic are going places and hopefully it will filter down to the desktop market.

 is a RISC OS UserRevin Kevin on 22/12/04 5:04PM
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I applied last year about April and never heard anything, maybe they lost my CV. Or maybe they're after someone better ;)

 is a RISC OS Userjohn on 22/12/04 6:58PM
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I though most of Pace's current generation of STBs used Windows Media and CE.

 is a RISC OS Usercynic on 22/12/04 7:46PM
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john: Maybe they just weren't looking. Can't hurt to fire of your CV with a new covering letter :-)

 is a RISC OS Useradamr on 22/12/04 8:28PM
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Well they said they'd get back to me. However I have something lined up to start in the new year, so it's not really worth it unless I'm not keen on the new thing.

 is a RISC OS Userjohn on 22/12/04 10:15PM
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Maybe the Tematic Coders couldn't decipher your CV?

If it is a language problem, try 'American' English? :grin:

(just kidding with words)

I hope Kevin is right and it filters down to us... sounds encouraging.

 is a RISC OS UserSawadee on 22/12/04 11:16PM
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Although Pace issued a profits warning last week (I think), it shouldnt hurt Tematic, as long as the STB market is indeed taking a turn for the better, and the extent of their client-base is wide.

Interesting... I've been trying to do something with Flash Video. I hope this is one area they will make inroads into. Having video via Flash Player is a masterstroke for Macromedia, over the big bulky video players. A very interesting year ahead perhaps for Tematic?

 is a RISC OS Usersascott on 23/12/04 1:22AM
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