Javelin Semiconductor CEO Bradley Fluke Discusses Starting a High Tech Business

Electrical engineering alumnus leads dean’s lecture series March 18

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Bradley Fluke

The 2009-2010 Kate Gleason College of Engineering Dean’s Alumni Speaker Series continues at Rochester Institute of Technology with Bradley Fluke, a 1984 graduate and current president and chief executive officer of Javelin Semiconductor Inc. at 1 p.m. March 18 in the Xerox Auditorium in the James E. Gleason Building. Fluke will present “Starting a Semiconductor Company in Tough Economic Times. ” The event is free and open to the public.

Starting a semiconductor company in uncertain times and the individual steps he considered along the way to develop the company will be the focus of Fluke’s presentation. He will explain the diverse roles within Javelin Semiconductor Inc. and will also address the non-technical skills he has found most helpful on his road to success in the business world.

Fluke has 25 years of experience in marketing and general management in the mixed-signal semiconductor business. His company recently announced the development of a next-generation amplifier for mobile phones and data cards. Javelin Semiconductor produces high-performance, mixed-signal integrated circuits for wireless communications. Its products are used in complementary metal-oxide semiconductors, or CMOS, the most widely available semiconductor process technology. Javelin was founded in 2007 and is based in Austin, Texas.

Prior to Javelin, Fluke spent ten years as a vice president at Silicon Labs, including roles as vice president of marketing, general manager of the wireline and networking business units, and vice president of business development. He also held various marketing management positions at Analog Devices and Crystal/Cirrus Logic.

For more information about this event, contact Jasmine DiSalvo, assistant director, RIT Development and Alumni Relations, at 475-5045 or jasdar@rit.edu. The full list of the Dean’s Alumni Speaker Series presenters can be found at www.rit.edu/kgcoe/news/index.php