Marki Microwave Appoints David Buhaenko as Vice President of Operations

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Dec. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Marki Microwave, driving high performance in the RF and microwave industry for nearly 30 years, today appoints David Buhaenko to serve as vice president of operations. The former senior director of product engineering at Renesas Electronics America (previously Integrated Device Technology) brings the company 30 years of global operations leadership in midsize and large organizations. In his new role, Buhaenko will lead Marki Microwave's operations organization as the company expands its U.S.-based manufacturing capacity and builds out its production, product engineering, and test teams.

"David brings deep expertise in leading global product engineering teams and operations organizations at top tier semiconductor companies," says Dave Shepard, chief operating officer of Marki Microwave. "Our company is dedicated to providing the radio frequency and microwave markets with the most cutting-edge products, and David has the leadership profile we need to continue expanding our portfolio of high performance solutions."

A 30-year technology veteran, Buhaenko most recently served as the senior director of Renesas Electronics America's product engineering and program management team, where he supported a $3 billion revenue division and led a team of over 150 people worldwide. During his time at the company, he successfully oversaw over 40 new product releases and played a key role in merging Integrated Device Technology's operations engineering teams into Renesas Electronics America. Before that, Buhaenko was the director of product development and engineering for pSemi Corporation's (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) high performance analog business unit, where he successfully increased product releases from four to 14 per year while driving a more than 30% increase in year-over-year revenue growth. Buhaenko has also held senior leadership roles in operations organizations at Freescale Semiconductor, Sequoia Communications, and Texas Instruments. At each of these companies, Buhaenko focused on enabling revenue, improving gross margins, accelerated new product introduction (NPI), and developing global operations teams.

Buhaenko received a doctorate in semiconductor chemistry and surface science and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from The University of Manchester, U.K. He also holds multiple patents in chemical vapor deposition diamond thin film growth.

About Marki Microwave
At Marki Microwave our goal is to invent technologies that empower the RF and microwave industry to design faster, simplify production, eliminate complexity and shatter performance barriers. All our products are designed and developed in the United States with a specialized team and state of the art testing and CAD simulation software. Our approach is to collaborate with our customers and suppliers to achieve the breakthroughs needed for today's ever-increasing demands of electronic products. All assembly and tests are performed under the supervision of the design engineer at the same facility. Our assembly capabilities include precision leaded and lead-free solder and wire bonding for gold/thin film assembly. Our portfolio of high performance components include broadband, low conversion loss, and highly linear mixers, high directivity, low return loss couplers and directional bridges, well balanced power dividers and hybrid couplers, and many other quality products. To view our comprehensive catalogue, visit our website at For specific details, please call us at 408.778.4200 or email

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