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Beliefs: I firmly believe opportunities exist in every step in one's career. Money and responsibility are nice, but a balanced life, the smiles of your customers when you deliver a working product, the thanks from my management for a job well done, the learning experience of any new company and project, and the excitement of a team of bright individuals having fun together is the best reward. As Alexander Graham Bell stated so eloquently: “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”

Mr. Muth was Senior Director of the Radio Receiver business unit at Infineon Technologies where he led the satellite radio business acquired from LSI which itself had acquired Agere Systems.

At Agere et seq., Mr. Muth's leadership of the Satellite Radio effort encompassed customer relations, sales, operations, and all the engineering efforts for Sirius Radio receiver chips as well as overall signal design, uplink systems, and the studio encoder which derived from Lucent's Bell Labs research efforts. Mr. Muth contributed to the early deployment of the system and subsequently led the team through three more generations of successful chipsets. The result led to successful deployment of the service, and significant reductions in the chipsets costs and power consumption with each generation

Prior to his satellite radio effort, he was VP of Engineering, SyChip Inc, a Lucent New Venture, where he led the team from a research effort to a product development effort and successfully spun out the company from its Lucent parent. Mr. Muth was responsible for all engineering and fab operations activities of the company, as well as the first three product prototypes which were the basis on which subsequent products, and the eventual sale of the company, were built.

Prior to this, Mr. Muth held various engineering positions in AT&T Bell Labs as an Engineering Director, Technical  Manager and an individual contributor in wireless and cordless telephone development. There, he led the design of numerous domestic and international products which contributed profitably to the business. His efforts on the digital cordless product line led to successful product introductions, and innovative patents in Frequency Hopping ISM band techniques. His low cost, high volume analog products were built in quantities of several million per year bringing mobility to users within their homes.

Early in his career, Mr. Muth designed various satellite systems in Bell Labs. As a systems engineer, he designed TVRO broadcast systems used by two of the three TV networks, utilizing the venerable COMSTAR satellites' transponder space. His efforts led to the first digital radio broadcast over satellite at the NAB conference. He also designed portions of a video conferencing terminal which met field trial requirements.

Mr. Muth holds a MSEE and BSEE from PolyTechnic Institute of New York, now part of NYU.