Microwave Journal

Resonant Inc. names RF industry expert to board of directors

July 22, 2015

Resonant Inc., a late-stage development company creating innovative filter designs for radio frequency front-ends (RFFEs) for the mobile device industry, today announced it has added Thomas R. Joseph, Ph.D., 65, to its board of directors, bringing the number of independent board members to four and the total number of board members to six.

Dr. Joseph brings deep expertise in the RF, compound semiconductor, cellular, fiber optics and surface acoustic wave (SAW) industries. Most recently, until his retirement, Dr. Joseph worked at RFMD (now Qorvo), from 2000 to 2013, where he served as senior manager technical projects for the Cellular Products Group leading cross-functional teams that developed high volume, front end component solutions for cellular handsets. During this time, he worked with all major SAW and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) manufacturers and has a record of developing and growing technologies and product lines.

Dr. Joseph began his career at Hughes Aircraft Co. He then joined TRW Space and Defense (now Northrop Grumman) where he held positions of increasing responsibility including Department Manager for research and development programs in fiber optics and Manager of Foundry Products where he established, grew and oversaw the Foundry products business to make available GaAs process technology to outside commercial and defense customers.

Dr. Joseph earned his B.S. in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. He earned his Ph.D. and MSEE in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. Dr. Joseph wrote his dissertation on the design, fabrication, testing and performance modeling of SAW resonators, performing much of the seminal work on these devices. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 technical publication, and symposium presentations on Surface Acoustic Wave Devices, GaAs circuits and processes, Integrated and Fiber Optics and Acousto-optics. Dr. Joseph is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Chief executive officer, co-founder and chairman Terry Lingren stated, “We are very pleased to add Tom to our Board as he brings to it a vast amount of experience in the RF field beginning with his doctorate work at USC on SAW devices to his recent work at RFMD. Our leadership team will also benefit from the enormous amount of work Tom has done with all the major SAW and BAW manufacturers which translates into a broad and deep understanding of the dynamics of the industry.”

Dr. Joseph stated, “After conducting due diligence on Resonant’s technology and their approach to filter design and getting to know the team and their experience in this RF field, I am convinced of Resonant’s capabilities and have a great deal of confidence that Resonant can be a game-changer in this industry. I look forward to contributing to the Company’s future success.”