29 May 2012

Anadigics appoints VP, infrastructure products and promotes Bayruns to CTO

RF and mixed-signal semiconductor maker Anadigics Inc of Warren, NJ, USA says that Tim Laverick has joined it as VP, infrastructure products, and Robert Bayruns has been promoted to VP & chief technology officer. Laverick is a business and engineering leader with over 20 years of experience in the RF and microwave semiconductor industry, and Bayruns has over 30 years of leadership and engineering experience.

“Tim brings to Anadigics proven leadership in running high-margin technical businesses,” says president & CEO Ron Michels. “He has an impressive track record of developing new products, strengthening strategic relationships, and driving growth… Tim will lead our infrastructure businesses in both CATV and wireless, and will play an instrumental role in helping Anadigics reach new market heights,” he adds.

“Over the last three quarters, Anadigics has made tremendous strides in refocusing its efforts on new product development and strategic relationships,” comments Laverick.

Picture: Tim Laverick.

Laverick has a general management background, including sales, marketing, and manufacturing. Starting his career as a circuit designer, he held various engineering and management roles, eventually serving as general manager of the fiber-optic product segment at Anadigics, as well as VP of design technology. He has authored numerous technical articles and holds three US patents. Laverick earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and has completed graduate and executive courses at both Rutgers University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“Bob Bayruns is a technology expert with an impressive leadership track record, and he will lead the continued advancement of Anadigics’ differentiated technology,” says Michels.

“Having recently led the advanced development team at Anadigics, I have worked closely with the design teams responsible for developing our next generation of RF solutions,” says Bayruns. “I look forward to leading the technology initiatives at Anadigics to provide our product designers with a strong foundation for future solutions,” he adds.

Picture: Bob Bayruns.

Prior to his recent tenure at Anadigics, Bayruns was VP of engineering & product development at Jacket Micro Devices. He has held the position of VP of engineering & product development at Mobilian, TROPIAN, and WJ Communications. Bayruns played an instrumental role during the Anadigics start-up in 1985, where he led the development of the industry's first GaAs MMIC power amplifier (PA) to go into volume production in a cell phone. He has extensive experience in silicon and gallium arsenide circuits, systems, and device technologies, has authored more than 20 technical articles, and holds 20 US patents. He was also involved in the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2012) and International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), where was chairman of the ISSCC communications and wireless committees for a number of years. Bayruns earned an M.S.E.E. from Rutgers University specializing in ICs and semiconductor device physics.

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