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22 March 2013

Anadigics’s president & CEO Michels appointed chairman

GaAs-based broadband wireless and wireline communications component maker Anadigics Inc of Warren, NJ, USA says that president & CEO Ron Michels has been appointed chairman of the board of directors. In conjunction, the firm has also appointed Lew Solomon as lead independent director of the board.

Michels, 59, joined Anadigics in 1987 and has been president & CEO since March 2011. He was executive VP & chief technology officer from 2009 to 2011, and was senior VP/general manager of broadband products from 2005 to 2009. Prior to that, he served in several other management and executive positions. Before joining Anadigics, he held various engineering and management positions in Lockheed Electronics, New Jersey Public Broadcasting, and K & M Broadcasting.

Michels earned his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He holds several US patents, has authored a number of publications in the area of RF communications, and serves on the Lehigh University Electrical & Computer Engineering Advisory Board.

Solomon has been a director of Anadigics since September 1994 and was chairman from September 2009 until 20 March 2013 and, previously, from 1985 to 1989. He has been chairman of SCC Company (a consulting firm specializing in technology) since 1990, in addition to serving as chairman of the board of Harmonic Inc. Prior to founding SCC, Solomon was an executive VP with Alan Patricof Associates from 1983 to 1986, and a senior VP of General Instruments from 1967 to 1983.

“The Anadigics board is extremely pleased with the steps that Ron and his team have taken to turn around our new product development performance and position the company for much improved financial performance,” says Solomon, on behalf of Anadigics’ board. “Naming Ron as chairman will bring added strategic vision and perspective as well as operating experience to the position, will fully leverage his skill and expertise, will enable an effective process for board and leadership succession at Anadigics, and will best serve the interests of the company and its shareholders,” he concludes.

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