Palm's SVP of Engineering Leaves the Company
Palm's Senior Vice President of Engineering, Mike Farese, has left the company according to a recent Palm SEC filing. Farese led the development of multiple Treo Smartphones including the Treo 700 and Treo 750. Mr. Farese apparently left the company to take a new CEO position at BitWave Semiconductor.
From the press release announcing his new position at BitWave:
Mike Farese is a recognized leader in the handset and semiconductor business. Over the last 35 years, he has led and contributed to many aspects of wireless business for companies including Palm, Motorola, Ericsson, Nokia Mobile Phones, Tropian and WJ Communications. He also held management positions at ITT, AT&T, and Bell Laboratories. Farese has extensive experience in all facets of the business including responsibility for business strategy, product planning, product development, partnership strategies and equity financing. He has introduced some of the first GSM/TDMA Smartphones, developed ASICs for WCDMA/UMTS and been at the forefront of development of the latest multi-mode devices in the wireless industry. Farese's execution and breadth of experience in wireless and at startups has made him ideally suited for the leadership of BitWave where their Softransceiver RFIC has just recently begun sampling to key partners. "Mike's semiconductor experiences, Smartphone handset knowledge and business network will accelerate the growth of BitWave at this critical juncture in the company's development," said Russ Cyr, the Chief Marketing Officer and one of the company co-founders.
A Palm spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment in time for this article.
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