People: QuickLogic Corp (QUIK.O)
12 Dec 2013
Dr. Michael R. Farese, Ph.D., is Independent Director of QuickLogic Corp. Mr. Farese is currently Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operation of Entropic Communications, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets system solutions to enable connected home entertainment, a position he has held since June 2010. Prior to joining Entropic Communications, he was President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of BitWave Semiconductor, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company and innovator of programmable radio frequency ICs, from September 2007 to May 2010. From September 2005 to September 2007, Mr. Farese was Senior Vice President, Engineering, of Palm, Inc., a mobile products company. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of WJ Communications, a radio frequency (RF) semiconductor company from March 2002 to July 2005 and President and CEO of Tropian Inc., a developer of high efficiency RF ASICs for 2.5 and 3G cellular phones, from October 1999 to March 2002. Prior to that time, Mr. Farese held senior management positions at Motorola Corp., Ericsson Inc., Nokia Corp. and ITT Corp. Mr. Farese has held management positions at AT&T Corp. and Bell Laboratories, Inc. and has been in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry for more than 35 years. He has served on the boards of PMC-Sierra, Inc., an Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, since May 2006, and Newfound Communications, Inc, a privately held provider of Voice XML and Voice over IP (“VoIP”) software solutions, since October 2005. Mr. Farese holds a B.S. degree and a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.
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