Wi-Fi IoT Startup, Morse Mirco Appoints Vahid Minan as COO

Morse Micro, a leading developer and innovator that is reinventing Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things (IoT) and other advanced wireless technologies, has named Vahid Manian as their chief operating officer, responsible for overseeing Morse Micro’s new U.S. headquarters. As COO, Manian will lead its key sales, marketing, applications and operations teams.

Morse Micro is an Australian semiconductor start-up reinventing Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things. They are designing the industry’s first Wi-Fi HaLow / 802.11ah silicon chip – a wireless solution that securely connects smart devices over long distances using minimal power.

Morse Micro’s 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow technology features one of the smallest and lowest-power single-chip solution that incorporates Radio, PHY, and MAC as well as an optional Host Applications Processor, designed in compliance with the sub-1 GHz IEEE 802.11ah standard to power the IoT. It solves the challenges for Wi-Fi in IoT devices, overcoming the fundamental weaknesses of existing wireless technologies offering ultra-low power, longer range, and secure connections at a higher capacity.

Vahid’s technical expertise and many years of outstanding operational leadership of the chip business make him ideally suited for this new role. Closely aligning current and future sales and operations activities under Vahid will further strengthen Morse Micro’s ability to continue to expand our business, deliver innovations and product solutions to market for the long-term future of wireless in an increasingly converged business landscape.

Manian is a leading entrepreneur, his 35-plus years of semiconductor contributions include Vice Chairman of Board of Directors for Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and a founding member of Broadcom’s operations organization, where he grew the company from pre-revenue to nearly $6 billion, shipping over 1 billion devices annually. During his tenure at Broadcom he successfully established the company's global operations organization, implemented innovative manufacturing cost reductions, and created long-range capacity planning strategies that had a significant impact on gross margins and inventory turns. Prior to joining Morse Micro, he was COO of Ethertronics Corporation. As Morse Micro COO, Manian will enhance the collective ability of the management team to work in closer alignment on innovations that will be fully realized in the market as leading-edge wireless solutions for the company's customers and partners.

In addition to leading a fast-growing wireless solutions company that is reinventing Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things (IoT), Manian’s leadership will enable Morse Micro to ramp and expand their Wi-Fi HaLow solutions. He will also focus on growing its teams in Irvine, California and Sydney, Australia – to support its innovative integrated circuits, software and systems, while delivering 802.11ah for IoT devices that provide unmatched long range, ultra-low power, and massive capacity for a wide range of IoT applications. These Wi-Fi HaLow solutions provide compelling wireless performance and cost savings while reducing installation and operational costs.

Vahid Manian said he is excited to lead Morse Micro into the next exciting era of the company. He believes that Morse Micro’s focus on innovation and execution in product and technology development will enable them to be a major force in the industry. He is looking forward to working with the executive team and other employees in driving growth for the company and the entire IoT ecosystem as it transitions to Wi-Fi HaLow and beyond.