Dr. James C. Chen leads Operator Product Marketing. In this capacity, he spearheads the marketing and strategic positioning of MediaTek’s products for Service Providers with focus on 5G for FWA CPEs, Wi-Fi connectivity, and other MediaTek solutions. His role also encompasses strategic relationships with major customers, product roadmap, and representing MediaTek in key standards organizations.
Prior to MediaTek he was employed at Quantenna Communications, a fabless semiconductor company focused on Operator Wi-Fi solutions, since 2010, where he served as Vice President of Product Marketing overseeing the company’s entire inbound as well as outbound activities. He was instrumental in Quantenna Communications’ IPO in 2016 and subsequent acquisition in 2019. Prior to Quantenna, James held senior Product Marketing positions in Broadcom, where he managed 4G LTE modems for smart phones, as well as Marvell Semiconductor, where he was a founding member of the Wi-Fi business unit.
James studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley graduated with a Bachelors Degree in 1993, Masters in 1995, followed by a Ph.D in 1998. His research area was statistical modeling of semiconductor process variation. He has published over 30 technical papers and has been granted over 10 patents. In his spare time, James enjoys playing tennis and watching intriguing mystery movies.