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TriQuint is proud to announce the latest additions to our innovative RF portfolio. View our New Products page to discover ways to simplify your RF designs across mobile, network infrastructure and defense applications.
TriQuint's QUANTUM Tx™ family of highly integrated transmit modules reduce board space and enable a much smaller footprint for 2G / 3G / 4G mobile devices. Find out how these building blocks can make RF design easier and faster for 2G and entry-level 3G devices.
TriQuint's innovative TriAccess™ portfolio enables more efficient broadband video, voice and data services. TriQuint amplifiers and filters lower power consumption with improved performance. TriQuint enables all major 75 ohm RF systems in headend, infrastructure, MDU and CPE applications.
Consumers have come to expect Wi-Fi connectivity in their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. You'll find TriQuint's TriConnect® Wi-Fi RF modules in many of the world's most sought-after products.
TRITIUM™ is a family of highly integrated modules designed for use in 3G mobile phones, data cards and USB modems. Optimize your 3G CDMA / WCDMA / HSUPA applications and gain maximum design flexibility.
TriQuint's highly integrated TRIUMF™ MMPAs are one more proven way that TriQuint engineers are delivering innovative solutions for the most complex mobile design challenges for cutting-edge smartphones. Let us help you simplify your 2G / 3G / 4G design and enhance system performance while speeding time to market.
Chairman of the Board, TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
Mr. Sharp joined our company in September 1991 as director, president and chief executive officer. In May 1992, he became chairman of our board. In July 2002, Mr. Sharp stepped down as president and CEO of TriQuint, and in September 2004, he resigned as an employee of the company but remains as chairman of the board of directors of TriQuint. Previously, Mr. Sharp had served various roles associated with venture capital–financed semiconductor companies. In these assignments he was founder of Power Integrations, Inc., and Silicon Architects, Inc., (since acquired by Synopsys, Inc.). Mr. Sharp was also a director at Volterra Semiconductor Corp., Megatest Corp. (since acquired by Teradyne, Inc.), Crystal Semiconductor, Inc. (since acquired by Cirrus Logic, Inc.) and Gazelle Microelectronics (now TriQuint). Prior to that time, Mr. Sharp was employed for 14 years by semiconductor manufacturer Signetics Corporation (since acquired by Philips Electronics N.V.) and for 9 years by Texas Instruments, Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer. Mr. Sharp also serves as a director of Power Integrations, Inc., and Ambric, Inc. He received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University, an M.S. degree in engineering science from California Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
President and CEO, TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
Ralph Quinsey joined TriQuint in July 2002 as president and chief executive officer. From September 1999 to January 2002, Mr. Quinsey was with ON Semiconductor, a manufacturer of semiconductors for a wide array of applications, as vice president and general manager of the Analog Division. Prior to that, Mr. Quinsey was with Motorola, a manufacturer of semiconductors and communications equipment, from 1979 to September 1999, holding various positions including vice president and general manager of the RF / IF Circuits Division, which developed both silicon and gallium arsenide technologies for wireless phone applications. In January 2011 Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq:VLTR), a leading provider of high-performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors, appointed Mr. Quinsey to its board of directors. Mr. Quinsey received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University.
Audit and Compensation Committees Member
Co-founder, former President, Sequent Computer Systems
Mr. Gibson has been a director of our company since September 1992. Since March 1992, Mr. Gibson has been a director of a number of high technology companies and not-for-profit organizations. He co-founded Sequent Computer Systems Inc., a computer systems company, in 1983 (which was acquired by International Business Machines Corporation), and served as its president from January 1988 to February 1992. From 1976 to 1983, Mr. Gibson was employed at Intel Corporation as the general manager of memory components operations. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of RadiSys Corporation and is a director of Pixelworks, Inc.; Electroglas, Inc.; Northwest Natural Company; and Verigy. Mr. Gibson also serves on the board of trustees of Olin School of Engineering, is the vice chairman of the Oregon Health and Sciences University Governing and Foundation Board of Trustees and is a director of the Oregon Community Foundation. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois.
Nominating and Governance Committee
Chairman, Kiina Group
Mr. Ho became a director of our company in May 2010. Mr. Ho is the chairman of Kiina Group, a private group of companies engaged in investment of start-up companies in the Internet and communications technology industry; consultation and partnership with multinational companies in the greater China market entry; and properties investment and management in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Ho currently serves as member of the board and audit committee for Pentair Inc., and member of the board and risk committee for Owen Illinois Inc; he also serves on the board of two Chinese state-owned enterprises, Sinosteel Corporation and Dong Fang Electric Corporation. Between October 2001 and November 2008, Mr. Ho served as chairman of greater China for Nokia Siemens Networks, president of greater China for Nokia Corporation and senior vice president of the Nokia Networks Business Group. Between 1983 and 2001, David held various senior positions with Nortel Networks and Motorola Inc. in Canada and China. Mr. Ho graduated in 1983 from the University of Waterloo in Canada with a bachelor's degree in engineering, and he obtained a master's degree in management sciences in 1989.
Nominating and Governance Committee Chairman, Audit Committee
President, Clearwire International
Mr. Kauser has been a director of our company since December 1999. Presently, Mr. Kauser is the president of Clearwire International and member of the board of directors of Clearwire Inc., a privately held company dedicated to the implementation of wireless broadband services in various countries. From 1990 through 1998, Mr. Kauser served as executive vice president and chief technology officer of AT&T Wireless Services, Seattle, Washington (formerly McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc.). From 1984 through 1990, Mr. Kauser was employed by Rogers Cantel, Inc., a Canadian wireless service provider, as vice president of engineering and, later, senior vice president of network operations. He was a member of Cantel's board of directors from 1990 to 1998. Mr. Kauser received a B.S. in electrical engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Founding partner, Tritech Sales and Services, LLC
Mr. Nelson became a director of our company in August 2012. His career in the telecommunications industry spans over 25 years, ranging from AT&T Wireless to a number of start-up companies. He served as executive vice president and chief technology officer of AT&T Wireless Services, based in Redmond, Washington, where he led the Technology Development Group responsible for the development and deployment of the first 3G networks in the U.S. His role was to define the future wireless network architecture and technology direction. During his career, Mr. Nelson has worked closely with both national and international regulators and standards bodies on the creation of 3G specifications and standards. Highly 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. Mr. Nelson received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and is the inventor of numerous patents covering broad and fundamental aspects of wireless communications.
Compensation Committee Chairman
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Mentor Graphics Corporation
Dr. Rhines has been a member of the board since 1995. During that time, he has also served as chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics Corporation, an electronic design automation company with revenue of over $700 million. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, Rhines was executive vice president of the semiconductor group of Texas Instruments Inc. where he shared responsibility for the TI Components Sector and had direct responsibility for all of TI's semiconductor business. During his 21 years at TI, Rhines managed TI's thrust into digital signal processing and supervised that business from inception with the TMS 320 family of DSPs through growth to become the cornerstone of TI's semiconductor technology. He was also responsible for development of the first TI speech synthesis devices (used in "Speak & Spell") and is co-inventor of the GaN blue-violet light emitting diode (now important for DVD players). He was president of TI's Data Systems Group and held numerous other semiconductor executive management positions. He is currently vice chairman of the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC) and serves on the boards of the Semiconductor Research Corporation, Cirrus Logic, Mentor Graphics, Lewis & Clark College, and the Oregon Engineering and Technology Industry Council. He holds a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan, an M.S. and doctorate from Stanford University, an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and an honorary doctor of technology from Nottingham Trent University.
Audit Committee Chairman
Retired Senior Partner, BDO Seidman, LLP
Mr. Young has been a director of our company since July 2001. Prior to joining our board, he was a director of Sawtek Inc. from 1996 until 2001 when Sawtek merged with TriQuint. Mr. Young was a senior partner in the Atlanta office of BDO Seidman, LLP, an international accounting and consulting firm, from January 1996 to June 2000. Mr. Young retired in July 2000. From April 1995 to December 1995, Mr. Young was the chief financial officer for Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc., a manufacturer of modems and communication equipment. From 1965 to 1995, Mr. Young held various positions with BDO Seidman, LLP, and from 1988 to 1995 he was vice chairman and a member of BDO Seidman's executive committee. Mr. Young has a B.S. degree in accounting from Ferris State University and is a certified public accountant. Under Item 401(h) of Regulation S-K, Mr. Young is the designated audit committee financial expert. Mr. Young is considered "independent" as the term is used in Item 7(d)(3)(iv) of Schedule 14A under the 1934 Act.