Andrea Betti Berutto is a senior technologist and entrepreneur with +25 years of experience in RF and Optical Interconnect Systems and Components and RFIC Semiconductor technologies.
Andrea was previously Fellow of Optical Interconnect Business Units at Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ IDTI), which was acquired by Renesas Electronics Corp (TSE 6723:JP). He joined IDT through the acquisition of GigPeak Inc. (NYSE GIG), formely GigOptix, and, as Chief Technologist of the Business Unit, led the integration of the of GigPeak technical team into IDT corporation.
Andrea was Co-Founder of Iterra Communication, pioneer company in semiconductors for 40G new generation optical network, where he served as VP of Engineering for RF and Optical Communication product development and Member of Board of Directors. After a reorganization of iTerra, he co-founded GigOptix and, as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), led the growth of company technologies and product lines into 100/200G optical market, mmWave transceivers for future 5G network deployment and transceivers for sensing application. Together with GigOptix CEO and Executive leadership, drove the acquisition and integration of 10 companies and technologies. Before starting iTerra Communication venture he worked in various companies in microwave system and devices for Basestation and Space Communication such as Fujitsu (USA), European Space Agency (Netherlands) and Space Engineering SpA (Italy).
Very hands-on executive with large experience in product/technology and business roadmap definition, strategic initiatives, company re-organization, product development and NPI processes. He has published multiple papers in IEEE journals and conferences and owns US patents in the area of high-speed RF and Optical Integrated circuits. He holds the degree of Electronic Engineer (MS) from University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy) with specialization in Electromagnetism.