SAN DIEGO, April 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QuantalRF, an innovator in breakthrough wireless RF technology, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Ali Fard to lead the company as their new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Fard will replace Mike Wrape who has served as interim CEO for the past 7 months. In addition to becoming QuantalRF's new CEO, Dr. Fard will also remain as CTO where he will continue to drive development of the company's technical strategy.
"The Board of Directors could not be more excited about QuantalRF's future. As a company looking to cause a needed disruption to the RF industry, we are thrilled to have a proven RF industry veteran like Dr. Fard accept the challenge to lead QuantalRF," said Antonio J. Viana, Chairman of the Board, QuantalRF. "Since he started as CTO, Ali has impressed the board with his strong technical and business leadership capabilities. Coupled with his visionary skills, he is exactly what QuantalRF needs to take the company to its next level of growth."
QuantalRF also announced that Mike Wrape will become Chief Intellectual Property Officer and continues in his role as the company's VP of Product Management.
"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Mike for his work and dedication over the past 7 months," said Viana. "Mike did an outstanding job of continuing the strong momentum we have. As we reach new levels in our development, Mike's leadership on the IP front, along with his Product Management skills, will be critical to QuantalRF's success."
QuantalRF First Silicon
Today the company also announced that they have received samples of the first Quantal RFIC. The chip is fabricated in TSMC's 65nm CMOS process and represents a significant milestone for the company's Quantal technology, enabling silicon level validation of QuantalRF's innovative front-end circuitry. The technology is applicable to RF Front Ends (RFFEs) for all wireless radio standards.
QuantalRF is a global wireless RF technology company with offices in the US and Europe. The company is developing novel Quantal technologies for RFIC and SoC semiconductor manufacturer customers. QuantalRF also licenses its legacy CPL antenna designs to OEMs and ODMs manufacturing high volume wireless products.