20 July 2011

RF CMOS firm Amalfi appoints VP of worldwide sales

Amalfi Semiconductor of Los Gatos, CA, USA, a fabless firm developing highly integrated CMOS RF and mixed-signal integrated circuits (IC), says that Derek Best has joined it as VP of worldwide sales. He has more than 30 years of international sales and marketing experience in the semiconductor industry as well as experience in the high-volume mobile handset market (the primary target market for Amalfi’s CMOS power amplifier technology).

“Derek is a widely respected executive with a history of guiding leading semiconductor businesses through periods of growth,” says CEO Mark Foley. “His expertise will be invaluable as we aim to take Amalfi to the next level by strengthening and expanding our customer relationships,” he adds.

From 1997 to 2010, Best was a senior VP at Silicon Storage Technology Inc (SST, a designer and high-volume manufacturer of NOR flash, NAND flash controllers, solid-state drives, microcontrollers and wireless power amplifier technology), responsible for building and running their sales & marketing organization worldwide. While at SST, he gained sales & marketing knowledge of the Asian markets, adding to his experience of the North American and European markets.

Prior to joining SST, Best held executive positions at Micromodule Systems, Hitachi and Texas Instruments, as well as being the co-founder of Mosaic Semiconductor.

“Amalfi has developed a highly differentiated, high-performance CMOS power amplifier technology that is attaining strong acceptance within the mobile market,” comments Best. “I look forward to using my worldwide sales experience to rapidly grow Amalfi’s customer base and revenue across the mobile phone market.”

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