25 June 2020
MixComm names James Martin VP of business development
Fabless semiconductor company MixComm Inc of Chatham, NJ, USA has appointed James ‘Jay’ Martin as VP of business development, driving growth in 5G and related markets for the millimetre-wave startup.
Martin has a background in wireless business development, design and engineering management with a history of building deep technical relationships with customers in the RF and millimetre-wave industries. With 25 years of experience, he has led significant value creation through new opportunity identification and customer engagement, says the firm.
Most recently, Martin was the senior marketing and business development manager at IDT (now Renesas), where he led wireless infrastructure marketing and business development. Previously, he was senior business development director at Anadigics (now Skyworks) and has held senior engineering roles at RF Micro Devices, Paratek Microwave and Anadigics.
MixComm was co-founded in 2017 by Dr Harish Krishnaswamy (of Columbia University’s Engineering School) and Frank Lane (formerly senior director at Flarion Technologies and VP of technology for Qualcomm). Its technology is based on breakthroughs from Krishnaswamy’s CoSMIC lab at Columbia University and is funded by Kairos Ventures.
As VP of business development, Martin joins the leadership team that includes MixComm’s chief technology officer Krishnaswamy, VP of engineering Lane, VP of RF technology Dr Arun Natarajan, and CEO Mike Noonen. MixComm introduced its first production device, the SUMMIT 2629, earlier this year.
“Millimeter-wave 5G technology is at a crucial juncture and will require a combination of both technological advancement and sound business strategy to be successful,” notes Krishnaswamy. “Jay is unparalleled in his expertise and understanding that ranges from dBs to dollars,” he adds.
“Jay’s deep technical experience, customer relations expertise and unique insight into millimetre-wave opportunities makes him a vital addition to the MixComm team,” believes Noonen.