About Me

My name is Kieran O’Leary. I’m originally from Killarney, County Kerry in the south-west of Ireland. I’ve been living in Edinburgh, Scotland since 2008.

Over the last 15 years, I’ve worked for a number of the world’s leading semiconductor companies. I now share my design skills and industry knowledge with clients wishing to design, manufacture and ship high quality, innovative products.

In hiring me, my clients benefit from the experience, expertise and enthusiasm that I bring to every project.

I enjoy connecting with like-minded people. If you share my interests and wish to work together, collaborate on a project or simply grow your network, get in touch.

Kieran O'Leary working on an Industrial IoT project for a client
Working on an Industrial IoT project for a client

Professional Interests

  • Mixed-Signal Electronics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)
  • Position Estimation (including Indoor Positioning)
  • Electromagnetics
  • Signal and Power Integrity
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility/Interference (EMC/EMI)
  • Hardware Startups

Professional Associations

Work History

Mixed Signal Systems Limited
Managing Director and Principal Consultant
October 2012 – Present
Edinburgh, Scotland

The 10th International Workshop on the EMC of Integrated Circuits
EMC Compo 2015 General Chair
June 2014 – December 2015
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wolfson Microelectronics
Audio Applications Engineer
May 2008 – September 2012
Edinburgh, Scotland

Analog Devices
Video Applications Engineer
August 2005 – May 2008
Limerick, Ireland

Customer Applications Engineer
August 2003 – August 2005
Dublin, Ireland


University College Cork (UCC)
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
BEng (Hons)
1999 – 2003
Cork, Ireland

St. Brendan’s College
Leaving Certificate (1999)
Junior Certificate (1997)
1994 – 1999
Killarney, Ireland

Personal Interests

  • Hillwalking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rugby
  • Snooker
  • Formula 1
  • History of Electronics and Computing
  • Scientific, Political and Military History
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Kieran O'Leary climbing in the French Alps
Climbing in the French Alps