Date: 8th September 2009
Irvine, Calif., September 8, 2009 — WiSpry, Inc., the leader in tunable radio frequency (RF) semiconductor products for the wireless industry, today announced the addition of Kari-Pekka “K.P.” Wilska, former Nokia North America president, to its board of directors.
Wilska was one of the mobile industry’s true pioneers, helping drive Nokia’s rise to its position as the largest wireless handset supplier in the world.
“With his 30 plus years in the mobile communications industry, we are excited about the experience and direction K. P. will bring to our board of directors,” said Russ Garcia, WiSpry’s CEO. “His vast experience will help guide the WiSpry team down the most efficient path possible as we transition to large-scale production over the coming months.”
“I am genuinely excited about the opportunity to contribute to the WiSpry team”, stated Wilska. “Their technology and product roadmap have them well-positioned to become the leader in tunable RF solutions needed in multi-band 3G and 4G applications.” Wilska is also on the board of directors of BlackSand Inc, Brightpoint Inc (CELL), 724 Solutions Inc., and Mavenir Systems Inc. Wilska also serves on the boards of the Dallas Opera and Fort Worth Opera.
Mr. Wilska holds a bachelor of science degree in Radio and Television Technology from the Helsinki Institute of Technology. He was a recipient of the Electronics Engineering Association of Finland’s bi-annual EIS Award in 1995, received the CTIA’s President Award in 1999, and was recognized by Wireless Foundation with Industry Achievement Award 2002. The Engineering Association of Finland also appointed him as the Engineer of the Year 2003.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., WiSpry is a fabless RF semiconductor company that designs and manufactures RF CMOS integrated circuits and components for leading manufacturers of mobile phones, laptops and wireless data communications products. Utilizing the Company’s core competency in RF micro-electro-mechanical systems (RF-MEMS) technology, WiSpry creates revolutionary wireless ‘System on Chip’ MEMS-based RF architectures, and has recently begun shipping products to a Tier 1 mobile handset manufacturer. WiSpry tunable RF-MEMS devices enable the development of reconfigurable RF front-ends, allowing system designers to achieve the architectural innovation required to meet the growing challenges of mobile communications networks. For more information, visit www.wispry.com .