Wavesat Inc.

Wavesat Inc.

July 09, 2008 08:00 ET

Vodafone Executive Joins Wavesat Board of Directors

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions, announced today that Professor Michael Walker, Group R&D Director at Vodafone has been appointed to the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

"We welcome the addition of Mike to our Board," said Pat Smith, Chairman of the Board, Wavesat. "As a leader in the telecom industry, he brings a wealth of expertise and wisdom that will be very beneficial to Wavesat. His market knowledge will be a tremendous asset as Wavesat extends its global reach and enters new markets."

Professor Michael Walker is the Group Research and Development Director for the Vodafone Group (NYSE:VOD), with responsibility for R&D activities worldwide. The role provides technical leadership for the Group's long-term business strategy and leadership for the company's work in international technical standards. Since 1996, Michael has been a professor at the University of London, holding the part-time Vodafone Chair in Telecommunications at Royal Holloway. He is also a visiting Professor at the University of Surrey. Michael is Vice-Chairman of the Mobile VCE, a group of companies and UK universities researching future mobile communications and currently has a seat on the UK Government's Technology Strategy Board. Before joining Vodafone, Michael was Head of Mathematics at Racal Research and prior to that he was an academic at the University of Tuebingen in Germany.

"Wavesat is very focused on innovation and I am excited about the opportunity to work with the Company's leadership as they execute on their 4G broadband wireless business strategy," Professor Michael Walker commented.

About Wavesat

Wavesat is a global leader in mobile broadband, providing advanced semiconductor solutions to the world's leading carrier and mobile device manufacturers to deploy future-proof broadband services and products. With award winning technology, Wavesat delivers silicon that enables customers to deploy multiple Broadband Wireless technologies such as WiMAX Wave2, WiFi, and XG-PHS today and to migrate seamlessly to future 4G technologies such as LTE.

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