SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantance Inc., manufacturer of ultra-fast, 4G envelope tracking (ET) power supplies, today announced that William J. Miller has been named to the company's board of directors and David Norbury has been retained as a strategic advisor to the company. Both bring deep experience in executing product plans and successfully growing companies that aligns directly with Quantance's plans to ship mass-market products early next year into the exploding ET market. Their influence will help Quantance further drive ET technology innovation and product differentiation in 3G and 4G smartphones, tablets and other data devices, the initial target for Quantance's fast power supply products, which respond 100 times faster than current solutions in the market, enabling them to dramatically enhance power amplifier (PA) efficiency to theoretical limits.
"We are thrilled to welcome Bill and Dave to Quantance. Their insight will be extremely valuable as we commercialize our ET technology, expand our sales channels and identify pivotal strategic partnerships," said Vikas Vinayak, Quantance's CEO and co-founder. "They bring product expertise, broad relationships, and business acumen that will have a direct and immediate impact on our ability to accelerate business growth within the mobile market, and help us expand our power supply expertise into other product areas."
Miller has been an independent director and consultant to several technology companies. Currently he also serves on the boards of Digimarc Corp., Glu Mobile, NVIDIA and Waters Corp. During his career, Miller was president, CEO and chairman of Avid Technology Inc. from 1996 to 1999; and served as CEO, board member and chairman of Quantam Corp. from 1992 to 1995. Earlier, he held a variety of positions at Control Data Corp., including executive vice president and president of Information Services. Miller earned Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Minnesota.
Norbury retired in 2003 as CEO of RF Micro Devices, which he led for 10 years from start-up through IPO to market leadership in cellular handset PAs. He previously served as president and CEO of Polylithics. Norbury began his career as an RF/microwave designer at Avantek, eventually becoming division vice president. Norbury earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.
Miller and Norbury will work with the company as it expands the Quantance family of power management products, including ultrafast power supplies for 4G devices, and extends its intellectual property into next-generation products serving broader markets.
The new additions come on the heels of two significant milestones. In October, the company announced its Series C close, and on the same day it was selected winner of the prestigious GigaOM Mobilize LaunchPad Judges' Choice and Audience Choice awards honoring the top start-up in the mobile industry.
Quantance, a venture-backed semiconductor start-up based in Silicon Valley, was founded to build the industry's fastest power supplies. Investors include TD Fund, Granite Ventures, InterWest Partners and DoCoMo Capital. For more information, please visit www.quantance.com.
SOURCE Quantance Inc.