Vodafone Executive Joins Wavesat Board of Directors
July 9, 2008
Sunnyvale, CA -- Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless
semiconductor solutions, announced today that Professor Michael Walker,
Group R&D Director at Vodafone has been appointed to the Board of
Directors, effective immediately.
"We welcome the addition of Mike to our Board,” said Pat Smith, Chairman
of the Board, Wavesat. “As a leader in the telecom industry, he brings a
wealth of expertise and wisdom that will be very beneficial to Wavesat.
His market knowledge will be a tremendous asset as Wavesat extends its
global reach and enters new markets."
Michael Walker is the Group Research and Development Director for the
Vodafone Group (NYSE: VOD), with responsibility for R&D activities
worldwide. The role provides technical leadership for the Group's
long-term business strategy and leadership for the company's work in
international technical standards. Since 1996, Michael has been a
professor at the University of London, holding the part-time Vodafone
Chair in Telecommunications at Royal Holloway. He is also a visiting
Professor at the University of Surrey. Michael is Vice-Chairman of the
Mobile VCE, a group of companies and UK universities researching future
mobile communications and currently has a seat on the UK Government's
Technology Strategy Board. Before joining Vodafone, Michael was Head of
Mathematics at Racal Research and prior to that he was an academic at
the University of Tuebingen in Germany.
"Wavesat is very
focused on innovation and I am excited about the opportunity to work
with the Company’s leadership as they execute on their 4G broadband
wireless business strategy,” Professor Michael Walker commented.
Wavesat is a global leader in mobile broadband,
providing advanced semiconductor solutions to the world’s leading
carrier and mobile device manufacturers to deploy future-proof broadband
services and products. With award winning technology, Wavesat delivers
silicon that enables customers to deploy multiple Broadband Wireless
technologies such as WiMAX Wave2, WiFi, and XG-PHS today and to migrate
seamlessly to future 4G technologies such as LTE.
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