Valencia, SPAIN, 28th September 2009 - DS2, a leading technology innovator and global supplier of high-speed powerline communications technology, today announces the expansion of its US operations with the appointment of Robert (Bob) Litzlbeck to the position of Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Litzlbeck will be based in California and will lead sales and business development efforts in North America and Canada. He joins DS2's US-based Strategic Marketing Manager, John Egan, a powerline technology evangelist and technical expert, who coordinates standardisation activities and contributions on next generation "anywire" G.hn technology and markets DS2 products in North America.
"Bob is a very talented salesman with significant experience in the semiconductor and communications market," said Victor Dominguez, DS2 VP Global Sales. "He brings over 20 years experience in sales to the company and a broad range of technical and business skills that will help us expand our activities in multimedia home networking applications in both the IPTV and retail sectors and in the emerging Smart Grid and AMI markets in the US."
Prior to joining DS2, Bob Litzlbeck was Director of Sales (North America) at SiGe Semiconductor. He helped SiGe build strategic relationships with both wireless reference design partners and OEMs and, as a member of the management team, he helped the company achieve significant revenue growth, establishing them as a world leader in the design and supply of leading edge RF solutions for WiFi and GPS products. Prior to joining SiGe, Bob Litzlbeck was Director of Sales at Infineon Technologies where he gained considerable experience in sales and management roles, building on similar experience in his previous role at Sony Semiconductor. Bob Litzlbeck has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and a MBA Degree from University of Phoenix.
"This is a very exciting time for the powerline industry. I have been impressed by the company's client base. DS2's 200Mbps powerline communications technology today powers 146 differentiated products available from over 50 vendors. I have also been equally impressed by the company’s roadmap and focus on standards based development for the growing wireline market, in particular next generation powerline communications products. DS2 has accumulated a wealth of know-how in the development and design of technology for Smart Grid and AMI applications and in next generation G.hn products and I look forward to introducing these products to the US market," said Bob Litzlbeck, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, DS2.
DS2 is a leading technology innovator in next generation wireline technology based on the G.hn standard for a single wired home network and a global supplier of Universal Powerline Association (UPA) compatible circuits for Digital Home, Smart Grid and Ethernet over Coax applications.
DS2 is the leading technology innovator and a global provider of high-speed semiconductor solutions for Powerline Communications and other wire-line network communications products. DS2 invented high-speed Powerline Communications delivering the first 200Mbps Powerline Communications IC to enable quality multimedia home networking, networked entertainment and broadband access applications to and throughout the home, office, or building, and to and throughout urban and rural communities. Enabling the hidden multimedia network behind the power outlet is the purpose of DS2. Our mission is to engage our customers at the vanguard of innovation by creating the most advanced and sustainable powerline, coaxial and phoneline communications solutions.
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