Amir Faintuch will lead Atheros' business efforts in the mobile markets that address the communications and connectivity requirements of handheld consumer electronics and handsets. He will report to president and chief executive officer, Craig Barratt.
Faintuch most recently served as director of business, marketing and product management in the Mobile Connectivity Solutions group at Texas Instruments where he was responsible of WLAN, Bluetooth/FM and GPS businesses. Previously, Faintuch held several product management, marketing and business development positions in the mobile WLAN and WPAN businesses at TI. He has also served as chief executive officer of Nxtar, Inc., a developer of enterprise HR software and services, and was chief executive officer of Bpath, Inc., a provider of CRM software and other small business solutions.
Faintuch earned a dual MBA in High Technology Management from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Tel-Aviv University's Recanati School of Management. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration from Haifa University.