Ken Austin (inventor)

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Ken Austin is an inventor, technologist and chairman of Inview Technology Ltd.[1] His company, based in Northwich, Cheshire, UK is privately owned. Between 1986 and 1996 he was Technical Director and Vice Chairman of Pilkington Micro-elec Ltd.[2] [3]

Self-taught in electronics, and was the first to secure patents for digital television programme guides during the early 1990s.[4][5]

He also featured in the book Organising Genius by Paul Thorne (ISBN 978-0631169598). [6]

In 2011 video on demand (VOD) company OnDemand teamed up with Inview Technology to launch video-on-demand (TVOD, SVOD) services on connected TVs.[7]


  1. ^ "Kenneth Austin, Chairman at Inview Technology Ltd". Linked In. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Kenneth Austin: Semi-conductor integrated circuits/systems". Patent Fish. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  3. ^ Nakamoto, Michyio (23 October 1992). "Pilkinton arm wins chips deal". The Financial Times. p. 14.
  4. ^ "InView ready to switch on global market". Manchester Evening News. 4 October 2011.
  5. ^ "TV Patents taken by Ken Austin". Patent Lens. 16 March 2012.
  6. ^ Fishlock, David (7 December 1989). "Glass Breaks into Chip Market". The Financial Times. p. 13.
  7. ^ "On Demand, Inview launch VOD on connected TVs". Rapid TV News. 21 February 2011.

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