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McLaren has appointed Anthony Murray as the new CEO of its McLaren Applied Technologies division.

Murray comes to McLaren after almost four years as a senior executive at Qualcomm, where he was most recently senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Voice and Music Business Unit, having previously held the same role at its Internet of Things Business Unit.

Prior to Qualcomm, Murray spent more than 14 years in various roles at Cambridge Silicon Radio plc, rising to senior vice president at the multinational semiconductor company, which was acquired by Qualcomm in August 2015. In that time, he has been consistently involved in building and scaling small to large businesses in highly relevant industry sectors and product sets, ranging from automotive, consumer electronics and health, and IoT, wearables, smart city, smart home, smart meters, virtual reality, voice, and audio.

Jonathan Neale, Group Chief Operating Officer, McLaren, commented: “This is a significant appointment for McLaren Applied Technologies and the Group. We have taken the appropriate time and care to find the right person to lead this strategically important part of McLaren and spearhead the next phase of its development. McLaren Applied Technologies has doubled in size over the past five years and will be a major growth engine for McLaren Group for the future.”

Murray added: “I am thrilled to be joining McLaren Applied Technologies, which combines my passion for motorsport and leading-edge technology. Coming from the semiconductor industry, where I was involved in creating the foundational technology that powers many of the latest consumer products, I know first-hand that this is an extremely exciting time in this industry.”

“Markets are currently undergoing significant change as connectivity improves, devices are becoming more powerful while at the same time smaller and more efficient, and machines are becoming more intelligent and autonomous. As part of the McLaren team, I look forward to leveraging the amazing engineering talent together with the internal innovation and knowhow to further shape and transform key industries in a positive way while upholding the McLaren brand of performance and reliability.”

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