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Alistair Fulton

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Wireless and Sensing Products GroupSemtech

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Member Since May 2021


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Mr. Fulton is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Semtech's Wireless and Sensing Products Group. He joined Semtech in 2018 with over 25 years of experience in the Internet of Things (IoT), connected devices, machine to machine (M2M)/embedded, and analytics spaces. Before joining Semtech, Mr. Fulton led the development of Hitachi's Lumada Industrial IoT Platform, the leading "visionary" IIoT platform in Gartner's 2018 magic quadrant. Prior to Hitachi, he led Microsoft's early IoT initiatives, including the development and incubation of Microsoft's v1.0 IoT platform (the precursor to the v3.0 Azure IoT platform).

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Feeling Burnt Out? 12 Ways Managers Can Get Back on Track

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As burnout continues to negatively impact employees on all levels, it's essential to build in processes to mitigate it. Accepting a leadership role comes with the recognition that managing others will not be an easy endeavor. Between ensuring business goals are continually being set and met and taking care of the personal and professional needs of the employees working with you, being a manager can take a heavy toll. Combine these duties with the stress of the last few years and you’ve got a recipe for manager burnout. To help these leaders tackle and manage their burnout, 12 members from Newsweek Expert Forum each offer advice on how managers can reduce the stress and successfully get back in the game.

13 Essential Skills Every Manager Needs to Effectively Lead

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  In business, a “leader” is typically defined as the person in charge. This can range from executives at the top down to the managers who preside over individual departments or teams. However, having an official leader position isn’t what makes someone a good–or even an effective leader. Great leaders are those who are able to balance the big picture of the company mission with the finer details of how employees contribute to the achievement of business goals. Developing that balance means leaders need to actively acquire and refine their skills. As experts, Newsweek Expert Forum members know that refining those skills is an ongoing process, so below, they each share one skill every manager needs to effectively lead and coach employees.

15 Practical and Effective Ways to Make Employees Feel Valued

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To keep your top employees around, it's important to show them how much you value their contributions and talents. A significant portion of one's life is spent at work, so finding value in that work is critical. As a leader, you want your employees to feel their time is being well-spent and their contributions matter. Happier, more engaged employees will result in stronger trust and higher-quality work. To help your organization achieve this, a panel of Newsweek Expert Forum members shared 15 ways you can help your employees feel valued.

How to Proactively Leverage Up-and-Coming Customer Behavior Trends

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Keeping a close eye on customer behavior can help businesses stay on top of changing trends. Trends can come and go in the blink of an eye, and if a business isn’t paying close enough attention to its customers, leaders run the risk of losing current and future customers. Rather than waiting for new customer behavior trends to hit the company’s radar, being more proactive about learning and leveraging each trend in real time can give an organization an edge over its competitors. As business experts, the members of Newsweek Expert Forum are familiar with just how quickly customer behavior can change. Below, they offer advice on how leaders can effectively leverage customer behavior trends as they gain more ground.

16 Leaders Share Business Challenges That Can Double as Teachable Moments

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Each and every challenge brings with it the opportunity to learn and grow as an entrepreneur. When a leader is dealing with an obstacle, thinking of the lasting value of that business challenge isn’t usually what comes to mind in the heat of the moment. However, once a leader has had time to reflect, each and every challenge has the potential to positively impact their organization going forward.  Below, a panel of Newsweek Expert Forum members share specific challenges business owners faced and how leaders can use those experiences as a moment to learn and make lasting changes.

The Critical Role of Internet of Things (IoT) in Fighting Climate Change and Decarbonizing Our Planet


It's time to invest in solutions that reduce the global production of GHG.

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Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for infrastructure, high-end consumer and industrial equipment. We have 60 years of experience designing and manufacturing proprietary platforms differentiated by innovation, size, efficiency, performance, and reach. Our balanced portfolio of semiconductor products is used by original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers for automotive, broadcast equipment, data centers, passive optical networks (PONs), industrial, Internet of Things (IoT), LCD TVs, smartphones, tablets, wearables, and wireless infrastructure applications. Since our founding in 1960 as a manufacturer of high reliability products, Semtech has grown to become a multinational technology innovator, enabling solutions that fuel a safer, more productive, more sustainable, and socially focused planet. We leverage our highly skilled teams to develop new products that solve some of the world’s most complex design challenges, making a positive and significant impact in our lives and environment. For more information, visit



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