SOURCE: WJ Communications

October 24, 2005 16:05 ET

WJ Communications Appoints Haresh P. Patel as SVP of Sales and Marketing

Experienced Sales and Marketing Executive Brings Over 22 Years of Semiconductor Industry Experience

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 24, 2005 -- WJ Communications (NASDAQ: WJCI), a leading designer and supplier of RF solutions for the wireless infrastructure and RFID reader markets, today announced that it has appointed Haresh P. Patel as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Mr. Patel brings over 22 years of semiconductor industry experience managing sales, marketing and divisional P&L organizations. Mr. Patel replaces Javed S. Patel who has resigned from his position at the Company.

"I am excited to bring Haresh on board as he brings years of experience managing sales and marketing organizations within some of the world's leading semiconductor companies," commented Bruce Diamond, Chief Executive Officer and President of WJ Communications. "With his solid background, and extensive network of large customer relationships, Haresh is a strong addition to the management team at WJ. He will be instrumental in achieving our goal of accelerating the introduction of new products focused on our leading customers and increasing our addressable market."

Until recently, Mr. Patel was Vice President, World Wide Sales and Marketing at Agilent Technology, where he managed a 350 person sales and marketing organization. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of World Wide Sales for PMC-Sierra, Inc., where he grew a 6 person sales organization into a 120 person direct sales team. Mr. Patel has also held senior sales and product management positions at Hyundai, Fujitsu, and Texas Instruments. Throughout his career Mr. Patel has focused on and built relationships with leading customers including, Cisco, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Nokia, Huawei, Lucent and ZTE. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

About WJ Communications

WJ Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) solutions serving multiple markets targeting wireless communications, RF identification (RFID), broadband cable, and defense and homeland security. WJ addresses the RF challenges in these multiple markets with its highly reliable amplifiers, mixers, RF integrated circuits (RFICs), RFID reader modules, chipsets, and multi-chip (MCM) modules. For more information visit www.wj.com or call 408-577-6200.

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