Mike NeshatChairman & CEO
Mike Neshat is the CEO/President/Co-Founder of RFaxis. Prior to RFaxis, he served as the Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Fresco Microchip, a semiconductor company developing demodulators and silicon tuners for the Consumer Electronics and PC markets. Prior to Fresco, Mike was the Co-Founder and CEO of WyLinx Technologies, Inc., a privately held company developing RF Front-End modules for the WLAN market. WyLinx Technologies was acquired by Micro Modular Technologies where Mike continued as VP and General Manager, Wireless Communications Business Unit.
Prior to WyLinx Technologies, Mike was Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Synad Technologies, Ltd., a fabless semiconductor start-up focused on the 802.11x WLAN market. He was responsible for building and managing the company's internal sales and field application teams, as well as the worldwide distribution/rep network. Mike established the company as a major industry force at high profile ODMs, Networking Equipment manufacturers, PC OEMs, Consumer Electronic OEMs, and module manufacturers throughout Asia and North America. Synad Technologies was acquired by STMicroelectronics in December 2003 where Mike remained as VP of Sales and Business Development until July 2004.
Prior to Synad Technologies, Mike was the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at NxtWave Communications, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company which developed ATSC, Cable, and DVB-T demodulators for the Digital TV, PCTV, and Set Top Box markets. Mike's responsibilities included building and managing the strategic and product marketing groups, establishing and managing direct sales and the worldwide distribution and rep network, and directing the field application, customer service and public relations activities. NxtWave Communications was recognized as the market leader in the ATSC/Cable (VSB/QAM) market and was acquired by ATI Technologies.
Between 1984 and 1998, Mike held several senior business unit, marketing, and engineering management roles at Rockwell Semiconductor (presently Conexant), GEC Plessey Semiconductor (presently Mitel), Toppan Electronics, and Rockwell International. Mike received his BS in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton, and his MBA from University of La Verne.