MixComm announced it has joined the Open RF Association (OpenRF™), an open industry consortium dedicated to creating a 5G ecosystem of functionally interoperable hardware and software across RFFE (RF Front End) and chipset platforms.
Chatham, NJ. – June 24, 2020 – MixComm today announced the appointment of James “Jay” Martin as Vice President of Business Development. Martin will drive growth in 5G and related markets for the millimeter wave startup. He brings to MixComm an extensive background in wireless business development, design and engineering management with a history of building successful and deep technical relationships with customers in the RF and millimeter wave industries. With 25 years of experience, he has led significant value creation through new opportunity identification and customer engagement.
Most recently, Martin was the Senior Marketing and Business Development Manager at IDT (now Renesas), where he led wireless infrastructure marketing and business development. Prior to that role, he was the Senior Business Development Director at Anadigics (now Skyworks) and has held senior engineering roles at RF Micro Devices, Paratek Microwave and Anadigics.
“Joining the MixComm team will allow me to work alongside a gifted team of thought leaders during an exceptionally exciting time given the company’s recent product announcements and innovative projects in the works,” said Martin. “I look forward to helping our customers realize the power of MixComm’s unique technology to bring the full potential of millimeter wave 5G to the world.”
As Vice President of Business Development, Martin joins the leadership team that includes MixComm’s CTO and Co-Founder Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering Frank Lane, VP of RF Technology Dr. Arun Natarajan, and CEO Mike Noonen. MixComm introduced its first production device, the SUMMIT 2629, earlier this year.
Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy, MixComm CTO and Co-Founder said, “Millimeter wave 5G technology is at a crucial juncture and will require a combination of both technological advancement and sound business strategy to be successful. Jay is unparalleled in his expertise and understanding that ranges from dBs to dollars. We at MixComm are excited to have Jay lead the effort to bring our technology to the market.”
“Jay’s deep technical experience, customer relations expertise and unique insight into millimeter wave opportunities makes him a vital addition to the MixComm team,” said Mike Noonen, CEO. “He is the ideal person to maximize the potential of MixComm’s breakthrough performance.”
About MixComm Inc.
MixComm, based in Chatham, N.J., is a fabless semiconductor company developing transformative solutions for emerging wireless applications and markets. MixComm was cofounded in 2017 by Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy of Columbia University’s Engineering School and Frank Lane, formerly Senior Director at Flarion Technologies and Vice-President of Technology for Qualcomm. The company’s technology is based on breakthroughs from Dr. Krishnaswamy’s CoSMIC lab at Columbia University and is funded by Kairos Ventures. The founding team has a proven track record in RFIC research and development and in commercializing cutting-edge RF silicon at both startup and large semiconductor companies.