NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gallium Semiconductor, an innovative supplier of RF Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor solutions, today announced the appointment of Rohan Houlden as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. As CEO, Mr. Houlden will focus on expanding Gallium Semi's product offering and driving its revenue growth.
Mr. Houlden brings over 30 years of industry experience having served in leadership positions across various semiconductor companies, most recently as Chief Product Officer at Akoustis Technologies. During his tenure, he led product strategy and product development, and played a pivotal role in establishing Akoustis as a high volume supplier of RF BAW filters for WiFi Access Points, 5G infrastructure, 5G mobile, and other applications. Prior to Akoustis, Mr. Houlden served as General Manager of the Connectivity Business Unit at Qorvo, Inc.
As the newly appointed CEO of Gallium Semi, Mr. Houlden will succeed Mr. Kin Tan, who will continue to serve as an advisor to the company.
“I am excited for this opportunity to lead Gallium Semi and build upon the foundation that Kin and the team have established,” said Mr. Rohan Houlden. “Together we will forge ahead to deliver industry leading RF GaN devices and amplifiers that enable our customers in the 5G infrastructure, aerospace and defense, and ISM markets to design high performance systems.”
“We welcome Rohan to Gallium Semi as a proven builder of successful products and businesses. We have high confidence that the company will continue to accelerate its position in the growing market for RF GaN semiconductors under his leadership,” said Kin Tan.