Mediatek Executive Joins WiSpry's Board of Directors

Jan 26, 2010, 08:00 ET from WiSpry, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- WiSpry, Inc., the leader in tunable radio frequency (RF) semiconductor products for the wireless industry, today announced the addition of Ed Healy, senior advisor to the chairman of Mediatek, to its board of directors.  Mr. Healy has been in management, marketing and engineering roles in the semiconductor industry for over 20 years.

Prior to Mediatek, Healy co-founded and was the CEO of Acertus Technologies where he successfully led the acquisition of Acertus Technologies by Mediatek. Before founding Acertus Technologies, Healy was CEO of Cubic Wafer Inc., a leader in 3D semiconductor processing. As CEO he led the transition of the company from a product business to an intellectual property business and then a successful acquisition of the company. As the vice president and general manager of Silicon Labs' Wireless Division, Healy pioneered and led the unit from its inception through its growth and market leadership in RF devices for the wireless industry.

"With his 20 plus years in the semiconductor industry, Ed has been integral in introducing new and innovative RF technologies with CMOS processing for the mobile handset market.  He has also grown companies from startup operations to successful and highly profitable businesses.  We are excited to make Ed's experience and vision a part of our board of directors," said Russ Garcia, WiSpry's CEO. "Ed's experience and capabilities are very synergistic with an already strong Board of Directors and will help guide the WiSpry team into high volume production over the coming months."

Mr. Healy holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a master of science in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a master of science in management from Stanford University.  He served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army from 1977 to 1988, where he held a number of leadership positions. He was also an associate professor of Electrical Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

About WiSpry

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., WiSpry is a fabless RF semiconductor company that designs and manufactures RF CMOS integrated circuits and components for leading manufacturers of mobile phones, laptops and wireless data communications products.  Utilizing the Company's core competency in RF micro-electro-mechanical systems (RF-MEMS) technology, WiSpry creates revolutionary wireless 'System on Chip' MEMS-based RF architectures, and has recently begun shipping products to a Tier 1 mobile handset manufacturer.  WiSpry tunable RF-MEMS devices enable the development of reconfigurable RF front-ends, allowing system designers to achieve the architectural innovation required to meet the growing challenges of mobile communications networks. For more information, visit

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