SAN JOSE, Calif. Staccato Communications Inc., a developer of ultrawideband chips, on Wednesday (Dec. 29) named Rick Kornfeld as president, chief executive and board member, effective immediately.
Kornfeld, a former executive of Texas Instruments Inc., assumes the president and CEO title from Roberto Aiello, who is transitioning into a full-time role as chief technology officer at Staccato (San Diego).
Additionally, Staccato announced that Marty Colombatto, former vice-president and general manager of Broadcom Corp.'s Networking Business Unit, has also recently joined Staccato's board of directors as chairman.
Most recently, Kornfeld was vice president and general manager of Texas Instruments' Wireless Center, responsible for TI's wireless chipset business.
Earlier this month, Staccato said it has successfully demonstrated the first single-chip, all-CMOS ultrawideband radio that complies with the Multiband-OFDM Alliance's physical-layer specifications. Scheduled to sample by the end of the first quarter, the chip comprises an RF front end with baseband processing. According to the company, it has been shown to operate at the full 480-Mbit/second MBOA-specified data rate (see Dec. 13 story).