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TriQuint Appoints James L. Klein as Vice President and General Manager of Defense & Aerospace Business
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James L. Klein

Texas Business reports:  HILLSBORO, Ore. & RICHARDSON, Texas—TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. announced that James L. Klein has joined the company as vice president and general manager of its defense and aerospace business.

Klein will be based in TriQuint's Texas facility and report to president and chief executive Ralph Quinsey.

Klein will work with Tom Cordner, TriQuint's current vice president and general manager of defense and aerospace as Cordner supports the transition and prepares to retire after a successful career.

“Tom has done a wonderful job building our business and we wish him well on his forthcoming retirement,” Quinsey said in a prepared statement.  “We are fortunate to have found James. His experience and deep industry knowledge will be invaluable in helping us take our defense and aerospace business into the next decade.”  

Klein brings more than 20 years of industry experience in RF to TriQuint. He was most recently with Raytheon in the space and airborne systems division and responsible for design and manufacturing of advanced RF and microwave subsystems and components.

Prior to Raytheon, Klein held various positions with Texas Instruments where he focused on MMIC and Transmit / Receive module engineering. He holds both Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degrees from Texas A&M University.

“I'm excited to join TriQuint Semiconductor and look forward to utilizing my industry experience, relationships and engineering background to help drive TriQuint's growth,” Klein said in a statement.  “TriQuint's commitment to technology innovation and customer service make it an ideal place to define the next generation of RF solutions. I look forward to being a member of the team during this exciting time of expansion.”

TriQuint designs and manufactures innovative RF solutions by employing unique techniques and advanced semiconductor technologies including gallium arsenide, gallium nitride, surface acoustic wave and bulk acoustic wave. TriQuint RF innovation is found in leading global manufacturers' defense/aerospace, mobile device and network infrastructure applications.

Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor is a provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry's broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany.