Leading fabless semiconductor company, MixComm, has announced the appointment of James “Jay” Martin as the new 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, James Martin has led significant value creation through new opportunity identification and customer engagement. Most recently, he 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.
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.
According to Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy, MixComm CTO and Co-Founder, 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 which will help him lead the effort to bring MixComm’s technology to the market.
About MixComm Inc.
MixComm, based in Chatham, N.J., is a fabless semiconductor company developing transformative solutions for emerging wireless applications and markets. It was co-founded 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.