GREENSBORO, N.C. -- RF Micro Devices Inc. here has established a research and development group to focus on next-generation technology in the areas of RFIC design, packaging and semiconductor processes.
The organizational change is being made in response to the rapid pace of technology development in the communications industry over the past three years, said chief technical officer William J. Pratt.
"Simply maintaining existing technologies is not an option for RFMD. As an industry leader, wemust focus on the future, developing new generation of technology in circuitry, packaging and production," said Pratt.
The Advanced Development Group will enable RFMD to better anticipate future technical needs and answer those needs with targeted innovation, according to Pratt.
Victor Steel who has been with RFMD since 1993 and most recently headed up the company's power amplifier product line will head the new group. Joseph A. Grzyb will replace Steel as director of the power amplifier product line. Grzyb has been in sales management with RFMD since 1996.