29 June 2010


Inphi appoints VP of engineering for New Business Initiatives

Inphi Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, a fabless provider of high-speed analog ICs for the communications and computing markets (using indium phosphide, gallium arsenide, silicon-germanium or silicon bipolar as well as CMOS), has recruited Lawrence Tse to the newly created position of vice president of engineering for New Business Initiatives.

Tse has more than 25 years of experience in IC electronics design and development, test and product engineering and technical management. Leveraging his experience in wireless, power management and mixed-signal technology expertise, he will lead Inphi’s New Business Initiatives engineering team in executing its roadmap.

Most recently, Tse was chief technology officer of Intremag Systems. From 2000 to 2008, he was the VP of engineering for the Wireless Products, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell Semiconductor Inc.

Tse has been credited for building and growing the wireless engineering group at Marvell, where he focused on accelerating and broadening the adoption of wireless LAN (WiFi) solutions, and unveiled the industry’s first complete two-chip 802.11b wireless LAN solutions, as well as the ultra-low-power WLAN system-on-a-chip solution that received the 2007 INSIGHT award for the most innovative RF IC transceiver. Inphi says that his contribution helped to make WiFi a standard feature in many consumer electronic devices and in enterprise infrastructures. Tse also managed the development of Marvell's Bluetooth, WiMax, power management and other mixed-signal/RF products.

From 1998 to 2000, Tse was VP of engineering for power management product designer and manufacturer Volterra Semiconductor Corp. From 1991 until 1998, he held various positions (including VP of engineering) at Chrontel Inc, a designer and manufacturer of mixed-signal visual communication products. Prior to Chrontel, he was with Nortel Networks, developing optoelectronics products for SONET applications.

Tse holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from McMaster University, Canada, and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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