GROWING COMMUNICATIONS SEMICONDUCTOR LEADERS
We focus on providing the financing and operational expertise necessary to help grow companies that address the communications semiconductor market with high performance RF, microwave and optical products.
Our team has extensive experience and a proven track record of success in designing and manufacturing high performance semiconductors in wireless and wireline communications, satellite and defense-related markets.
We partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs and management teams to help realize their vision and accelerate the company's growth trajectory, profitability and market leadership position.
"The confidence John Ocampo has shown in the MACOM team over the years has been tremendous. His indelible support and belief in the company and its employees has been invaluable, and I am very grateful for his continued support. John is a true industry veteran, and his visionary approach continues to take MACOM to great heights."
- Steve Daly, CEO, MACOM
John Ocampo is the co-founder and President of Gaas Labs, as well as a key repository of entrepreneurial, operational and technology expertise for our portfolio companies. Prior to creating Gaas Labs, John co-founded Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMDI), a supplier of RF semiconductors and components for the communications, aerospace and defense markets. While leading Sirenza through a successful IPO and eventual sale to RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD), John served in key roles, including President and CEO, CTO and Chairman. Prior to co-founding Sirenza, John served as GM at Magnum Microwave, a RF component manufacturer, and as Engineering Manager at Avantek, a telecommunications company acquired by Hewlett-Packard. John holds a B.S.E.E. from Santa Clara University.
Susan Ocampo is the co-founder and Treasurer of Gaas Labs and heads its financial operations, in addition to providing administrative and operational guidance to our portfolio companies. Prior to starting Gaas Labs, Susan was a co-founder of Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMDI), a supplier of RF semiconductors and components for the commercial communications, consumer and aerospace and defense markets. At various times during her tenure with Sirenza, Susan served in key roles, including as its Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Director. Susan holds a B.A. from Maryknoll College, in Manila, Philippines.
Jihye Rosenband serves as the primary deal maker at Gaas Labs and has over 20 years of semiconductor industry experience in various M&A, corporate strategy, business development and engineering roles. Previously, she led corporate strategy and M&A as the Chief Strategy Officer at MACOM. She has also served in various leadership roles at Intel Corporation, RPX Corporation, HPE Aruba and SK Telecom Americas. She started her career in RF device engineering at MACOM and Hittite Microwave. Jihye holds B.S. and M. Eng degrees in Electrical Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Previously, Kin was VP/GM and Chief Operating Office at Nitronex. He joined Nitronex in 2012 after the acquisition of Nitronex by Gaas Labs. Prior to Nitronex, Kin was employed at MACOM as VP of Operations. In this role, he was responsible for the consolidation of global manufacturing operations and facilities. Kin previously held various senior level positions in operations, product development, product line management and technology development at Sirenza Microdevices and RFMD. Before joining Sirenza, he was employed at TRW Space & Defense, Hughes Aircraft Corporation and Honeywell Physical Sciences Center. Kin received his Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Gaas Labs is focused on providing the financing and operational expertise necessary to help grow the next generation of world-class companies addressing communications semiconductor and related markets. We are looking to partner with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to increase portfolio companies' growth trajectory, profitability and market leadership.
Our team has extensive experience and a proven track record of success in developing and supplying high performance semiconductors and related devices for RF, microwave and related applications in commercial communications, satellite and defense-related markets worldwide. Rather than working with one partner only, each of our companies has access to the collective vision, experience and network of all our Gaas Labs members.
As we all have worked at successful communications semiconductor companies, we know first-hand the challenges such companies face at every stage of their growth. We also have the technology and operational background to help you successfully navigate these challenges.
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