LightPointe's Heinz Willebrand Honored by EE Times, "Forty Innovators Building the Foundation of the Next-Gen Electronics Industry"
SAN DIEGO, CA and BERLIN, Jan 09, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
LightPointe, a manufacturer of wireless broadband bridges used to
connect buildings and towers in business and 4G telecom carrier
networks, announced that the company's CEO and founder was recently
honored by EE Times, which placed Dr. Heinz Willebrand on its list of
"Forty Innovators Building the Foundation of the Next-Gen Electronics
Industry." This prestigious list of technology leaders includes such
individuals as Steven Wozniak, Apple co-founder, Paul Jacobs of
Qualcomm, and Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, SolarCity and Tesla
"Heinz Willebrand epitomizes the innovative spirit of America's top
inventors and it is a pleasure to work with him as he guides
LightPointe Communications to new heights in the wireless
communications industry," said Carl Berg, the lead investor in
LightPointe whose previous investments have also included companies
such as Amdahl, Sun Microsystems and Integrated Device Technologies.
"Since the company's founding in 1998, Dr. Willebrand has led
LightPointe's research and development efforts, achieving over ten
U.S. and international patents in the area of fiber-optics, Free
Space Optics, and wireless technologies and has authored and
co-authored authoritative research papers and books. I'm especially
proud of Dr. Willebrand's leadership of LightPointe as CEO the past
few years, including broadening the company's product portfolio,
enhancing customer relationships, and achieving revenue growth even
during economically challenging times such as the approximately 30%
increase in sales revenues for 2012."
"It is an honor to be acknowledged by such an organization and
respected trade journal as EE-Times," said Dr. Heinz Willebrand, CEO
of LightPointe. "The acknowledgement and inclusion in the Forty
Innovators list was completely unexpected and I am very humbled to be
included alongside the other technology innovators on the list, and
also fully realize that this acknowledgement would not have been
possible without the contributions of my colleagues at LightPointe. I
look forward to continuing LightPointe's mission to enhance the
wireless communications industry with ever-faster transmission and
capacity, which is essential to society's hunger for mobile devices
and ultra-fast point-to-point backhaul infrastructure which support
such devices and computer networks. Though the core technology and
products often receive the headlines, what's truly important is that
all these communication enhancements are bringing people around the
world closer together, providing businesses with new opportunities,
enhancing security and safety, and enabling new forms of
entertainment and social networking."
For more information on LightPointe and its low latency 60 GHz
radios, 80 GHz e-band radios and optical communications wireless
bridges, contact LightPointe's San Diego headquarters.
About LightPointe Communications, Inc.
LightPointe (www.LightPointe.com) is a San Diego-based manufacturer
of wireless Gigabit capacity bridges for enterprise and 4G/LTE
carrier markets, including small cell backhaul. Its AirePointe
division (www.AirePointe.com) also delivers wireless solutions to the
government sector and security industry.
Easterling Group / LightPointe
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