September 11, 2009 12:44 ET

Innovative RF Solutions Provider RFaxis Bolsters Executive Team, Adds Yongxi Qian

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2009) - RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless and connectivity markets, today announced the addition of Yongxi Qian as director of strategic marketing and product planning. In his new position, Dr. Qian, a noted industry veteran, will be responsible for all aspects of RFaxis' strategic marketing, product planning, and application engineering for its RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC) solutions.

"Dr. Qian is very well-known and respected in the wireless communications industry, and we are pleased to welcome him as the newest member of the RFaxis team," noted Mike Neshat, president and CEO of RFaxis. "Dr. Qian's wealth of industry knowledge directly applies to what we are doing at RFaxis, and we will leverage his expertise as we move forward in our mission to become a one-stop shop for complete RF front-end solutions."

RFaxis' patent pending RFeICs integrate the PA, LNA, transmit and receive switching circuitry, the associated matching network, and the harmonic filter all in a single-chip, single-die device. These RFeICs combine superior performance, high sensitivity and efficiency, low noise, small form factor, and low cost to form an ideal solution for applications requiring low power, extended range and bandwidth and small form factor.

"This is a great opportunity for me, and I am excited to join RFaxis," noted Dr. Qian. "RFaxis has assembled a truly top-notch team of RF scientists, RFIC designers and antenna experts, as well as industry veterans for production and customer support. Wireless is the most dynamic and rapidly growing sector in the entire semiconductor industry, and RFaxis' unique technical approach and design innovations position the company extremely well to compete in this space. I look forward to working with the team to accomplish our mission of delivering the best RF front-end solutions to the wireless industry."

Dr. Qian has over 15 years of extensive research, teaching and product development experience in RF, microwave and millimeter-wave engineering, and the wireless communications industry. Dr. Qian was most recently director of RF Engineering at Microsemi Corporation AMSG Group, where he played an instrumental role in establishing one of the world's most reputable GaAs MMIC design groups serving the wireless LAN industry. A senior member of the IEEE and author/co-author of over a half dozen books/book chapters and more than 200 publications, Dr. Qian has won numerous technical awards, including IEEE IMS and European EuMC Paper Awards, a NASA Class I Award and a Japan Microwave Prize. Dr. Qian received his Ph.D. from the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, Japan.

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About RFaxis, Inc.

Incorporated in January 2008, RFaxis, Inc. is an Irvine, California-based company specializing in the design and development of RF semiconductors and embedded antenna solutions. With its patent pending technologies, the company leads the way in next-generation wireless solutions designed for the multibillion dollar Bluetooth, WLAN, 802.11n/MIMO, Zigbee, WiMAX, WHDI, and mobile phone (CDMA/WCDMA/EDGE/Evolved EDGE/LTE-3G/GSM) markets. Leveraging BiCMOS technology in conjunction with its own innovative approach and technology, RFaxis is home to the world's first RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC). More information can be found at:

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