Mr Winner is a 30-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, and brings his experience in product development, engineering and operations. In his new role, Mr Winner will lead GainSpan into the next phase of growth.

Mr Winner has served as president and CEO of early and growth stage start-ups, ZeroG Wireless and u-Nav Microelectronics and in executive management posts at other semiconductor companies. While at ZeroG, Mr Winner saw increased sales, architected key strategic partnerships, and brought products to commercial production.

Previously he led u-Nav Microelectronics through a merger with Atheros Communications, where he served as general manager of the global positioning systems business unit.

Prior to Atheros, Mr Winner headed up engineering and quality operations for Applied Micro Circuit (AMCC) as a senior vice president and general manager. He joined AMCC from Silicon Systems (purchased by Texas Instruments), where he spent 17 years of his career and as vice president of product development, oversaw product development that resulted in sales growth for the company.

Mr Winner takes over former president and CEO Vijay Parmar. Mr Parmar, who co-founded GainSpan in 2006 will assume the new role of head of business development with a focus on strategic partnerships and key alliances.

GainSpan has recently launched the GS1011 SoC for wireless sensor networks and an updated software developer’s kit. In addition, the company’s 802.11 b/g sensor reference design recently received the ultra low power Wi-Fi certification.