Pharrowtech, a growing market leader in mmWave solutions for next-generation wireless applications, has opened its first U.K. design centre in the Thames Valley area. The U.K. office will be led by Dr. Mehul (Micky) Mehta, and it will help bolster the company’s resources and talent pool as it grows its product offering. The news comes as Pharrowtech continues to hire at pace, including the recent acquisition of two significant new management hires.
In addition to Dr. Mehta’s appointment in the U.K., Claudia Bastian joins as global HR manager based in Leuven, Belgium. Pharrowtech’s Leuven office has moved to Philipssite to accommodate the company’s growing team and operations. It boasts a new state-of-the-art mmWave laboratory with the latest equipment, including the most advanced mmWave network analyzer technology, several anechoic chambers and chip characterization and qualification setups.
The opening of Pharrowtech’s U.K. office and the move to a new headquarter office in Belgium quadruples the company’s office and lab capabilities. It is an essential component in Pharrowtech’s growth, as it continues to develop complete solutions for next-generation wireless applications and expands its capabilities to serve even more commercial markets. The U.K. office is now actively seeking engineers with skills in digital modem design, real-time embedded software and digital silicon.
Dr. Mehul Mehta, vice president of Pharrowtech U.K., has more than two decades’ experience of working in technical and leadership roles in the wireless communications industry, having most recently served as CEO of Celestia Technologies Group. He is an expert in physical and MAC layer topics – with specialities in areas including radio (wireless) communications and digital design. To date, he has developed several solutions for 3GPP (UMTS, LTE), IEEE 802.11 (WLAN) and IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) standards, has authored numerous journal and conference papers and holds 10 patents.
Claudia Bastian, global HR manager, Pharrowtech, brings over 30 years of international experience at global technology businesses including DellEMC and OneSpan. She will spearhead Pharrowtech’s international recruitment drive, working to attract and retain the right technical talent.
Wim Van Thillo, CEO and co-founder, Pharrowtech commented, “The last two years have been a period of rapid progress for us, with product launches, significant investments and successful trials with leading companies in the wireless industry. We are now focused on building our world-class global team of experts to fulfill our ambitions and deliver innovative technology that meets the needs of next-generation wireless applications. With its well-established history in wireless systems and silicon design, the U.K. is an ideal location for the next phase in our growth.”
Dr Mehul Mehta commented, “This is an exciting time for the wireless industry and Pharrowtech stood out to me as a company truly at the forefront of it. Pharrowtech’s team of experts has the potential to make some of the most advanced wireless solutions a reality, to benefit people everywhere. I’m delighted to be joining the company and to help lead this next period of expansion.”