May 18, 2010 11:00 ET

Top Sony Executive Joins RFaxis Board of Advisors

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focusing on innovative, next-generation solutions for the wireless and connectivity markets, today announced that Mr. Kenichi Kawasaki, general manager of millimeter-wave systems development for the Sony Corporation, will join RFaxis' Board of Advisors. Prior to his current position, Mr. Kawasaki led the product design and development of broadcasting satellite receivers and digital televisions, and was responsible for major research on wireless technologies.

"Kenichi is highly regarded in the industry for his technical and business acumen, especially with regards to wireless innovation," said Mike Neshat, president and CEO of RFaxis. "Always on the forefront of wireless, Kenichi has pioneered leading technology enablers such as wireless/pinless chip interconnects to replace traditional input-output circuitry for system-on-chip (SoC) devices. We are very fortunate to have Kenichi as a trusted advisor to validate our innovation roadmap and guide our growth and positioning."

"I am very impressed with the RF technology breakthroughs made by the RFaxis team on BiCMOS and pure CMOS silicon," said Mr. Kawasaki. "RFaxis is truly changing the game for the RF front-end business and accelerating the global electronics industry towards the ultimate goal of an entire wireless radio on a single silicon die. I am very excited about helping Mike and his team achieve RFaxis' business and strategic objectives."

Mr. Kawasaki began his career with the Sony Corporation, Tokyo in 1983, and was honored in 1989 as a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin. From 1996 through 2005, Mr. Kawasaki served in various leadership roles at Sony Electronics Inc. in San Diego, California. Mr. Kawasaki holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Kyushu University in 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, and WHDI markets. Leveraging pure CMOS and 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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