Marki Microwave appoints Duncan Pilgrim to serve as vice president of sales and marketing. The former vice president of Integrated Device Technology's radio frequency division brings Marki Microwave over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor space. As vice president of sales and marketing, Pilgrim will be responsible for growing the business, branding, and developing thought leadership.

"Duncan has a proven track record of defining and executing long term strategies that have resulted in sustainable revenue growth," said Christopher Marki, CEO and chief technology officer of Marki Microwave. "As we continue to create innovative technology that disrupts the radio frequency and microwave industry, I am confident Duncan's insight and contributions will be an invaluable asset to our team."

Throughout Pilgrim's career, Pilgrim has successfully held multiple general management and business development positions, as well as design and application engineering roles at various midsize and startup companies. Since 2020, he has been the company director of Spirit Semiconductor, an England-based company focused on high performance radio frequency products for 5G massive MIMO markets. Before that, Duncan served as principal at JAM Tech Consulting, working with technology companies to develop high-level strategies, actionable business plans and product roadmaps. From 2016 to 2019, Pilgrim was the vice president and general manager of Integrated Device Technology's radio frequency division. During his time at the company, he developed a strategy that tripled business in under three years. In addition, Pilgrim's strategy set the foundation for the division's annual operating plan, which generated top line revenue growth and an operating income that surpassed the corporate average. From 2010 to 2016, he was the vice president of pSemi Corporation's (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) high performance analog business unit, overseeing the company's marketing communications team and working with the CEO on all strategic, investment, and acquisition ventures. Duncan received his MBA from Wake Forest University and holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering from The University of Birmingham, U.K.