Sunday, November 18, 2007

RMI Names Former Qualcomm Executive as President and CEO

Raza Microelectronics (RMI) named Behrooz Abdi as President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding S. Atiq Raza, RMI's founding CEO, who will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Prior to his appointment at RMI, Mr. Abdi held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm's CDMA Technologies (QCT). During his tenure, QCT became the driving force behind the transition to 65nm and 45nm technologies, successfully acquired and integrated several product and technology companies and moved into the top ten list of semiconductor companies. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mr. Abdi held leadership and engineering positions of increasing responsibility at Motorola in its Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS). His last role at Motorola was Vice President and General Manager for the radio products division, in charge of RF and mixed signal ICs for the wireless mobile market.