Philips appoints amBX CEO

Philips appoints amBX CEO
Michael French

By Michael French

April 25th 2008 at 10:50AM

Neil MacDonald steps in lead technology firm's 'ambient experiences' division

A new executive has stepped in to lead Philips' amBX business with the appointment of Neil MacDonald as CEO.

MacDonald was formerly CEO of transaction content firm Yoomedia and previously worked for Dixons Stores Group, where he oversaw the acquisition of the PC World stores.

At Philips he will lead the amBX team, responsible for the firm's range of 'ambient experience' hardware and technology, which has already been licensed to a number of developers including Ubisoft, Codemasters, Introversion, Gearbox Software, Gas Powered Games, Kuju and Sumo Digital.

“I’m ready to bring all my retail, hardware and online experience to drive the  business upwards and onwards at this important and exciting time in the amBX lifecycle,” commented Neil MacDonald.

“There are some extremely high profile development, publishing, hardware and retail companies enthusiastically supporting amBX and we intend to continue to expand on those partnerships and push the boundaries of what amBX can achieve across both the trade and consumer sectors.”