TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, 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 CEO Ralph Quinsey. Klein will work closely 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. 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,” Quinsey said.

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's and master's degree in Electrical Engineering 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. 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,” Klein said.