Since 2003, Jim Creed has been an application manager at Hitech RF & Microwave Solutions in the Netherlands. He has successfully supported European RF and microwave designers with trainings and consulting engagements around advanced simulation software and device characterization systems. He is a graduate of the University of Limerick, Ireland, with a degree in electronic engineering. Before joining Hitech, he was an optical network engineer for KPNQwest, the Netherlands, responsible for pan-European fiber-optic network design. Prior to KPNQwest, he worked as a development engineer for Alcatel Submarine Networks in the UK, where he developed optical repeaters, regenerators and branching units for transglobal optical fiber sea cable systems. Before that, he worked as an RF developer at AT&T Microwave, Ireland, developing RF electronics for digital L-band radio.