California Micro Devices Opens Northern Europe Sales Office

December 04, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

California Micro Devices announced that it has opened a Northern Europe sales office in Espoo, Finland and that Kalle Katevuo has been named Northern Europe Sales Manager. Reporting to David Casey, Vice President of Sales, Katevuo brings more than 12 years of semiconductor design, applications and sales experience to his new post.

"Mobile handset suppliers based in Northern Europe represent almost half of the total market," according to Casey, "and our appointment of Kalle to manage our new sales office in this region clearly indicates the priority we place on these suppliers." He noted that Katevuo is a native of Finland and has design engineering experience as well as a solid understanding of mobile handset design requirements.

Katevuo comes to CMD from Mentor Graphics where he most recently worked as a senior applications engineer consultant in Silicon Valley, and previously as a field technical marketing manager and application team leader in Finland. Prior to this he served as ASIC project manager for Nokia and earlier as a project manager for Micronas (now Micro Analog Systems), a company founded in 1980 by Nokia and two other Finnish companies.

CMD’s global sales network also includes offices in Chicago, San Diego, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.