Viera, Florida, USA. January 4, 2012 — SkyCross, a global antenna and radio frequency (RF) systems company and provider of advanced tunable antenna technology for 4G mobile devices, today announced the appointment of Brian Hurst as vice president of worldwide sales. With more than 25 years of experience in wireless technology sales, Hurst will be responsible for providing solutions for wireless device manufacturers’ complex antenna and RF challenges, supporting delivery of compelling 4G devices to consumers and businesses.
“Brian will play a key role in our growth plans for 2012 and beyond,” said Ben Naskar, CEO and chairman of SkyCross. “He has an extensive background of success in building and managing worldwide sales organisations. His executive management experience with tier I device OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) supports our goal of providing these companies with the high performance RF technologies they need to bring innovative mobile devices to market.”
Prior to joining SkyCross, Hurst served as vice president of worldwide sales at WiSpry, Inc., RAYSPAN Corp., and Peregrine Semiconductor, where he established global sales organisations and built customer support infrastructure in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Europe, and the United States. Hurst previously led global relationships with strategic tier I customers at ANADIGICS, Inc.
“SkyCross tunable antenna modules for 4G mobile devices leverage SkyCross patented technology that leads the wireless industry. I am eager to pursue opportunities with manufacturers to design winning 4G wireless devices using these unique, tunable antenna solutions,” Hurst said. “I look forward to expanding the company’s business relationships and to driving revenue growth in each of our business regions around the world.”
SkyCross is a global designer and manufacturer of antenna solutions for the mobile phone, home entertainment, and computing industries. SkyCross provides unique, high performance antenna technology bundled with RF system level expertise and responsive regional support from its full service facilities in the USA, South Korea, and China. This convenient approach is said to enable device manufacturers to develop winning consumer electronics products and deliver them to market faster and easier.
SkyCross Tunable Antenna Modules incorporate SkyCross patented State-Tuned iMAT™ technology that allows a single antenna radiator to behave like multiple antennas, and to increase data throughput and the number of frequency bands while reducing antenna size and cost. SkyCross iMAT® MIMO antennas won the Best Network Technology Advance award at the Global Mobile Awards 2010 in Barcelona.