ANADIGICS, Inc. announced that Tim Laverick has joined the company as vice president, infrastructure products, and Robert Bayruns has been appointed vice president and chief technology officer. Laverick is a business and engineering leader with over 20 years of experience in the RF and Microwave semiconductor industry and Bayruns has over 30 years of leadership and engineering experience. 

“Tim brings to ANADIGICS proven leadership in running high margin technical businesses,” said Ron Michels, president and CEO of ANADIGICS. “He has an impressive track record of developing new products, strengthening strategic relationships, and driving growth. As the vice president, infrastructure products, Tim will lead our infrastructure businesses in both CATV and wireless, and will play an instrumental role in helping ANADIGICS reach new market heights.”

“I am extremely pleased to join ANADIGICS during an exciting time in the company’s history,” said Tim Laverick, vice president, infrastructure products, at ANADIGICS. “Over the last three quarters, ANADIGICS has made tremendous strides in refocusing its efforts on new product development and strategic relationships. I look forward to leading the infrastructure team to execute to this strategy and help deliver a bright future.”

Laverick brings a strong general management background, including sales, marketing, and manufacturing. Starting his career as a circuit designer, Laverick held various engineering and management roles, eventually serving as the general manager of the fiber optic product segment at ANADIGICS, as well as vice president of design technology.  He has authored numerous technical articles for trade journals and publications and holds three U.S. patents. Laverick earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and has completed graduate and executive courses at both Rutgers University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

When speaking about Robert Bayruns, Ron Michels commented, “Technology leadership is a key element of our growth strategy, and I am extremely pleased to announce the promotion of Bob Bayruns to the position of vice president and chief technology officer. ANADIGICS’ industry-leading products continue to deliver a competitive advantage by providing performance and integration made possible by our unique and patented technologies. Bob Bayruns is a technology expert with an impressive leadership track record, and he will lead the continued advancement of ANADIGICS’ differentiated technology.”

“Having recently led the advanced development team at ANADIGICS, I have worked closely with the design teams responsible for developing our next-generation of RF solutions,” said Robert Bayruns, vice president and chief technology officer at ANADIGICS. “ANADIGICS has a very talented team of circuit designers and technology experts. In this new role, I look forward to leading the technology initiatives at ANADIGICS to provide our product designers with a strong foundation for future solutions that will continue to raise the bar in both performance and integration.”

Prior to his recent tenure at ANADIGICS, Bayruns was vice president of engineering and product development at Jacket Micro Devices. He has held the position of vice president of engineering and product development at Mobilian, TROPIAN, and Wj Communications. Bayruns played an instrumental role during the ANADIGICS start-up in 1985, where he led the development of the industry’s first GaAs MMIC PA to go into volume production in a cell phone. He has extensive experience in Si and GaAs circuits, systems, and device technologies, has authored over 20 technical articles for trade journals and publications, and holds 20 U.S. patents. Additionally, he was involved in the IEEE MTTS and ISSCC technical conference where had been chairman of the ISSCC communications and wireless committees for a number of years. Bayruns earned an M.S.E.E. from Rutgers University specializing in integrated circuits and semiconductor device physics.