Matthew Towers graduated in 1986 with a Masters degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Nottingham University in the UK. He started his career at Texas Instruments where he worked in various semiconductor sales and marketing positions during a three year period.
In 1989, he founded IMS Research, which has since grown organically into a 150-person company across three continents, publishing more than 250 market reports every year. He retains overall responsibility for the worldwide operations of IMS Research, which produces detailed market intelligence on technology markets ranging from consumer electronics to medical equipment and renewable energy.
During his time with IMS Research, Matthew Towers has worked as a senior analyst in a variety of industries including semiconductors, wireless communications, power electronics, and consumer appliances, providing consultancy services and producing detailed market reports. In recent years, he has been particularly closely involved in the industrial-oriented sectors at IMS Research, including power/energy, automotive, transport, medical, security and automation. He also has a particular expertise in researching the Chinese market, with operational responsibility for IMS Research’s Shanghai-based organisation.
Since 2009, Matthew Towers has overseen the move by IMS Research into the aerospace sector, focused on electronics. He remains involved on a daily basis and has helped to author a number of reports on connectivity and IFE, including the latest report on the emerging market for wireless IFE.