3 March 2021
Skyworks’ chairman David Aldrich joins Mobix’s board
Fabless semiconductor company Mobix Labs Inc of Irvine, CA, USA (which was founded in 2020 and develops ultra-compact, fully integrated, single-chip Bulk CMOS-based 5G mmWave beam-formers, antenna solutions and RF semiconductors) says that telecom chip veteran David J. Aldrich has joined its board of directors.
Aldrich is currently chairman of the board, and previously CEO and executive chairman, of Irvine-based Skyworks Solutions Inc (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors). Previously he was president & CEO of Alpha Industries and held senior management positions at Adams-Russell and M/A-COM.
“Dave adds tremendous depth to our board, joining a stellar team of experienced technology leaders who have been instrumental in building highly successful companies in the semiconductor and telecom industries,” says Mobix Labs’ CEO Fabian Battaglia. “He brings to Mobix Labs a unique blend of technology, managerial and value-creating expertise that will help us deliver our high-performance, Bulk CMOS-based beam-formers, antenna solutions and RF semiconductors for the 5G mmWave market and beyond.”
Aldrich’s appointment follows Mobix recently naming former Microsemi Corp CEO James J. Peterson as chairman of the board, and closing a $10m round of new funding as part of an extended seed round.
“There is enormous opportunity in the 5G mmWave spectrum because of the overwhelming need for increased capacity and more bandwidth,” says Peterson. “Dave’s semiconductor and telecom experience brings a unique skill set to the Mobix board that will be extremely beneficial as the company markets its highly integrated, cost-effective technology across a wide range of global applications,” he adds.
“Mobix Labs is at an exciting inflection point in its growth and development, providing innovative solutions to the 5G mmWave wireless market,” comments Aldrich. “The company has extraordinary potential as it addresses a vast, global marketplace.”
Aldrich received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Providence College and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rhode Island. He is a past recipient of the Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the semiconductor category and was named CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.