9 August 2012
TriQuint adds ex-AT&T 3G network developer as independent director
RF front-end component maker and foundry services provider TriQuint Semiconductor Inc of Hillsboro, OR, USA has expanded its board of directors by adding Roderick Nelson as a new independent director.
Nelson’s career in the telecoms industry spans over 25 years, ranging from AT&T Wireless to a number of start-up companies. He served as executive VP & chief technology officer of AT&T Wireless Services, based in Redmond, WA, where he led the Technology Development Group responsible for the development and deployment of the first 3G networks in the USA. His role was to define the future wireless network architecture and technology direction.
During his career, Nelson has worked closely with both national and international regulators and standards bodies on the creation of 3G specifications and standards. TriQuint says that, regarded as a spokesperson and industry leader on the direction of wireless technologies, he has developed strategies to make radio spectrum available for successful 3G deployments.
Currently, Nelson is a founding partner at Tritech Sales and Services LLC, a specialized consulting practice, which provides business and technology strategy consulting as well as business development and distribution strength to accelerate clients’ growth in the wireless ecosystem. Nelson and Tritech have positioned new technology solutions and vendors with leading operators in the USA and internationally, taking previously unknown vendors and solutions to carrier approval, resulting in scaled revenue generation, says TriQuint.