About me

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System programmer with extensive ARM architecture and open-source development experience.

Languages: Swedish (native), English (fluent), German (basic) Location: Cambridge, UK

Longer Education

From To Where
1996 1999 Computer engineering, specializing in real time systems, at KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology), Sweden.
1995 1996 Military service as squad leader in a pioneer platoon at the Svea Life Guards

Employment history

From To Where
May 2018 present Linaro ltd (directly employed)
January 2013 May 2018 Linaro ltd (assignee from ARM)
December 2005 May 2018 ARM ltd, Cambridge, UK
July 2001 December 2005 i3 Micro Technology AB, Akalla, Sweden
July 2000 June 2001 Real Time Logic ltd
1999 2000 Datessa AB, Södertälje, Sweden

Open-source contributions

Project Contribution
EDK2/Tianocore Tianocore steward, maintainer of edk2 ArmPkg/ArmPlatformPkg/EmbeddedPkg as well as edk2-platforms and edk2-non-osi.
GRUB Ports to ARM architectures. Various EFI contributions. Port to U-Boot API.
Linux kernel AArch32 SWP instruction emulation, genericised condition code handling, device tree stdout-path console selection.
Open-MPI Port to ARMv7-A
U-Boot Review of UEFI interface implementation, as well as some debug/testing and identifying missing protocols.

Publications and presentations



Linaro ltd

UEFI Team Lead

Enterprise Software Engineer

ARM ltd.

Staff/Principal Software Engineer

Joined the architectural software enablement group, initially as the sole resource focusing on SMP software in general, which eventually evolving into the initial ARM server software project.

Started aligning with and working together with the Linaro Enterprise Group (announced November 2012) from around the time of Linaro Connect 2012.Q2 in Hong Kong, eventually leading to my transition from January 2013 into a full-time assignee to Linaro.

Information Developer

The Information Developer role was created to provide a more hands-on approach to documentation. My target audience was software developers targeting ARM processors.

Kept working on and presenting customer training material.

Senior/Staff Applications Engineer

Specialising in the embedded software (TrustZone, JTEK, ...) range of products, and ARM development boards - especially Versatile EB + ARM11MPCore. Created software customer training for ARM11 MPCore and generic multiprocessor software development.

i3 Micro Technology AB

System Developer

Datessa AB

In-house system administration for small local database application consultancy. Also consulting as UNIX administrator, and some programming for y2k-proofing of existing applications.