Niel Ransom Joins DesignArt Networks Board of Directors1
Before launching his advisory firm, Ransomshire Associates, Dr. Ransom was worldwide CTO of Alcatel, where his responsibilities included managing corporate and product strategy, corporate research, R&D investments, and M&A strategy including such acquisitions as, Spatial Wireless, Watercove, PacketVideo, and TiMetra. Prior to that, he directed Alcatel’s access and metro optical business in North America.
Oz Barak, DesignArt Networks CEO, said, "Niel brings tremendous industry expertise to DesignArt Networks. His advice, counsel, and industry connections will prove extremely valuable to our executive team, helping us to extend our current success in delivering next generation wireless SoC solutions to the global 4G mobile infrastructure market."
Dr. Ransom also serves on the boards of CoreOptics, kbro (Taiwanese CATV operator), Cyan Optics, and Polatis. He serves on the advisory board of Ruckus Wireless and Quantenna Communications and served on the advisory board of Solomio (mobile applications) that was acquired by Openwave. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, BSEE and MSEE degrees from Old Dominion University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
About DesignArt Networks
DesignArt Networks Ltd is the leading supplier of highly integrated System-on-Chip (SoC) infrastructure solutions for the evolving mobile broadband radio access network. Based on a unique multi-layer, multi-core architecture, DesignArt’s open SoC platforms integrate in a single SoC all four processing layers required for the design of any type of mobile radio access network infrastructure product, ranging from base stations, radio heads, multi-gigabit backhaul systems, to fully integrated multi-sector macro base stations with zero-cost self-backhaul -- all on one chip.
DesignArt provides a single powerful system development and diagnostics framework, including full-featured and trial-ready software applications. Vendors benefit from the resulting low-cost, yet powerful and flexible product portfolio, while drastically reducing R&D and life-cycle expenses, and optimizing time-to-market. Operators benefit from best-of-breed, ultra-compact RAN equipment with an absolute minimum in power consumption.