MaxLinear, a provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communication applications, announced this morning that former Comcast executive Steve Craddock was elected to its board of directors.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Steve to the MaxLinear board of directors," said MaxLinear chairman and CEO Kishore Seendripu. "His strong experience in the technology arena, and specifically his excellent track record in cable television and telecommunications, will be extremely valuable to us as we continue growing the company to meet our customers' needs."
MaxLinear also announced that venture capitalist Ken Lawler of Battery Ventures, who led MaxLinear's second and final round of venture capital financing in 2006, will be stepping down from the board of directors at the 2011 annual meeting of stockholders.
Craddock, who retired from Comcast in 2008 as senior vice president of technology in the office of the CTO and senior vice president, new media development, is well-known throughout the cable operator industry.
Craddock played a key role in the development of the cable industry's data, VOD and VoIP technologies. Craddock, who left Bell Atlantic in 1994 to join Comcast, was Comcast's representative at CableLabs for its DOCSIS and PacketCable initiatives and also worked on the CableHome project.
He chaired the PacketCable Certification Board and the PacketCable Business Committee and was a founding member, and a Comcast voting member, on the CableLabs DOCSIS Certification Board. He also led the technical due diligence on a number of major Comcast investment initiatives in the technology space.
At Bell Atlantic, Craddock served as vice president and was a key figure in the company's DSL, fiber optic (FTTH), cable TV and interactive video initiatives. During two decades with Bell Atlantic and AT&T, he was extensively involved in engineering, operations, product development and strategic planning across the voice, video and data markets.
In 2009, Craddock was named chief technology officer at PCT International, but he is no longer the company's CTO.
Since his retirement from, Craddock has been an independent consultant for companies in the cable television and telecommunications industries. He served on the board of directors of Microtune from 2002 to until the end of last year.
Craddock currently serves on a number of technical advisory boards for technology companies and also serves as a director on the boards of several privately-held companies.