SOURCE: Axiom Microdevices Inc.

March 06, 2007 08:00 ET

Axiom Microdevices Adds Vice President of Operations to Executive Team

Experienced Industry Leader Joins to Drive Growth of Axiom Microdevices' Manufacturing Operations

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2007 -- Axiom Microdevices Inc., provider of the world's first and only fully integrated complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) power amplifiers (PA), today added Gary Cheek to its executive team as vice president of operations. Cheek will be responsible for building and leading Axiom Microdevices' operations team as well as successfully ramping its CMOS PA products.

"Gary brings a wealth of experience to Axiom Microdevices, and we are very pleased that he has joined our executive team," said Brett Butler, president and chief executive officer, Axiom Microdevices. "The cellular handset market is demanding, and our intent is to provide our customers with the highest level of operational excellence. Gary's experience is critical to successfully scaling our market footprint and achieving this objective."

Cheek brings more than 20 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing operations. Before joining Axiom Microdevices, he was responsible for driving foundry operations at Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) and Conexant Systems Inc. At ADI, his responsibilities included engineering and manufacturing operations, and spanned from business relationships to capacity rationalization and yield management.

At Conexant, Cheek was the senior executive who led the company's move to a fabless manufacturing model and held responsibility for front-end and back-end operations. He oversaw all manufacturing, facilities, quality, supply-chain management, manufacturing business operations and procurement. Cheek also has been active in an executive role with several startups and as an operations management consultant. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

About Axiom Microdevices Inc.

Founded in 2002 with patented breakthrough technology developed at the California Institute of Technology, Axiom Microdevices Inc. is the first company to use commodity complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processes to produce fully integrated power amplifiers for the cellular telephone market. This technology creates significant breakthroughs in cost reduction and integration. The company has assembled a diverse team of recognized leaders who are focused on providing the best product with the highest quality and support to its worldwide customer base. For more information on Axiom Microdevices, visit

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