Millimeter-wave technology leader hires semiconductor veteran Christian Plante to run North American operations
Leuven, Belgium, 3 May 2023
Pharrowtech, the leading developer of high-performance wireless platforms that simplify and accelerate the adoption of millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology, today announces its expansion into North America with the creation of its new subsidiary, Pharrowtech Inc.
With this news, Pharrowtech continues to consolidate its position as a leader in the high-speed mmWave wireless industry. The company has appointed semiconductor veteran, Christian Plante, as General Manager to lead its North American business growth and foster relationships with customers and partners. Christian will head up the US division and will oversee building a team in the region.
The presence of a strong wireless and semiconductor ecosystems in the US provides significant growth prospects, and expansion into this market is a crucial component of the company’s international strategy. This development marks a significant milestone in Pharrowtech’s growth trajectory as it continues to expand its capabilities, following recent successful trials with leading Belgian Internet Service Provider (ISP) Telenet.
Christian Plante, General Manager – North America for Pharrowtech, has more than twenty-five years of experience leading marketing and engineering teams in the hardware, software, and semiconductor industries.
Wim Van Thillo, CEO and co-founder, Pharrowtech, comments, “The past year has been momentous for Pharrowtech. We have launched new products, secured additional investment, opened our first UK office and engaged in successful collaborations with leading wireless communication companies. As we develop the next generation of wireless solutions, we build our world-class global team to help us achieve our ambitions. We see the US as an ideal location for our next phase of growth thanks to its long history in wireless systems and silicon design, and proximity to customers and partners.
“Wireless infrastructure, Wi-Fi, consumer electronics and smart city IoT applications are our primary target markets, and most of our existing customers are based in North America. Our presence in the region will allow us to be closer to our customers and semiconductor partners in Silicon Valley. With access to the largest semiconductor VC ecosystem in the world, we can accelerate our investment roadmap and deliver on our ambitious plans.”
Christian comments, “The wireless industry is going through an exciting period, and Pharrowtech stands out as one of its frontrunners. With Pharrowtech’s unique expertise in mmWave silicon and antenna development and software solutions, a new class of high-bandwidth wireless application becomes possible. As the company’s next expansion phase begins, I am delighted to be joining the team.”
With Pharrowtech’s expansion, US-based investors will have more opportunity to establish and deepen relationships with key management team members. As part of its growth plan, the company will be hiring business development managers, sales representatives, and field application engineers. Those interested in receiving more information about open roles or applying should visit: https://pharrowtech.com/careers
Pharrowtech develops innovative wireless platforms to simplify and accelerate the adoption of millimeter-wave technology for mass-market applications. Our products including radio-frequency and digital semiconductors, phased array antennas, and software solutions. Pharrowtech’s leading products serve fast growing markets including broadband fixed wireless access (FWA) and 5G, as well as high-performance WiFi platforms for consumer electronics, virtual reality (VR) headsets, and smart city IoT applications. For more information, go to www.pharrowtech.com.