CARLSBAD, Calif. -- MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communication applications, today announced that Brian J. Sprague will be joining MaxLinear, Inc. as its Vice President and General Manager, Broadband and Consumer Products.
Mr. Sprague brings a wealth of Engineering, Strategic Marketing and Product Line Management experience across a variety of Broadband and Mobile platforms to MaxLinear. Over his 27 year career, Mr. Sprague has worked in a variety of engineering and marketing roles at United Technologies Corporation, LSI Logic Inc., and Broadcom Corporation. Mr. Sprague’s tenure at Broadcom Corporation spanned the pre-IPO period of 1996 through 2011, during which he held various roles, including Vice President of Marketing for the Broadband Communications Group, and Vice President of the Performance Segment in the Mobile Platforms Group. Throughout his career, Mr. Sprague has demonstrated an ability to grow new and existing businesses.
Mr. Sprague received a BSEE degree from the University of Connecticut and a MSEE from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
“We are delighted to have Brian Sprague join us as our Vice President and General Manager, Broadband and Consumer Products,” said Kishore Seendripu, Ph.D., Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of MaxLinear, Inc. “Brian’s deep domain expertise in our core markets, combined with his extensive management experience, represents a significant addition to our executive leadership capabilities. With Brian’s addition to our leadership team, we have increased confidence in our ability to execute on our aggressive growth objectives.”
Mr. Sprague commented: “I am very excited about joining MaxLinear and the opportunity to leverage my experience in entering new markets and building large businesses in the increasingly dynamic Broadband Communications market worldwide.”
Mr. Sprague joins MaxLinear as Vice President and General Manager, Broadband and Consumer Products effective July 5, 2011.