San Jose, CA - June 27, 2001 - GCT Semiconductor,
Inc. (GCT), a leading supplier of integrated CMOS solutions
for the wireless communication industry, today announced the
appointment of Bob Hoard as vice president of sales operations
for its U.S. region. Hoard brings thirty years of sales expertise
to GCT with a seasoned knowledge of the semiconductor industry.
Hoard will be responsible for the planning and organization
of GCT's sales operations for the US region. With his depth
of experience and proven success in hi-tech sales, Hoard will
also be supporting business development activities and marketing
strategies for GCT in coordination with the company's business
"It is important to the success of GCT Semiconductor
that our people have a strong understanding of the methodologies
that have allowed us to develop the high-performance, cost-effective
chips needed to make wireless networking a reality,"
said K.S. Lee, GCT's president and CEO. "Bob's extensive
experience in semiconductor sales is a perfect fit for delivering
our multi-mode RF solutions to various emerging wireless standards."
"This is a once-in-a-career type of opportunity for me,"
said Hoard. "GCT is a rapidly growing semiconductor company
with solid technologies supporting its solutions for the wireless
communication industry. I am proud to be a part of its dynamic
Hoard comes to GCT from his previous post as vice president
of sales at Waferscale Integration, Inc., which was acquired
by STMicroelectronics in September of 2000. Prior to that
Hoard held a variety of positions with such notable companies
as Oki Semiconductor, Philips/Signetics Corporation, and Ampex
Corporation. Hoard holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering
from Purdue University and a MBA from University of Santa
The design and manufacturing advances developed at GCT allow
the company to demonstrate direct conversion RF on standard
CMOS-paving the way for new cost-effective transmitter/receiver
chipsets for WCDMA as well as highly integrated CMOS PLL circuits
with on-chip VCO for CDMA and GSM wireless standards.
About GCT Semiconductor, Inc.
GCT Semiconductor is a leading supplier of integrated CMOS
solutions for the Wireless Communication Industry. The company
uses advanced design methodologies that have allowed the company
to develop cost-effective chipsets that are manufactured on
standard CMOS processes. GCT's unique ability to use standard
manufacturing processes and yet achieve high performance standards
for cellular, local and personal area wireless networks has
resulted in new direct conversion RF and advanced PLL circuits
ideal for a variety of wireless communication applications.
The company provides innovative chipsets in support of Bluetooth
and all major cellular protocols including the third generation
(3G) standard. The company's Web site can be found at http://www.gctsemi.com.