Dr. Richard Gitlin Joins PCTEL’s Board Of Directors

Dr. Richard Gitlin Joins PCTEL’s Board Of Directors

June 3, 2002
Dr. Richard Gitlin Joins PCTEL’s Board Of Directors Milpitas, CA – June 3, 2002 – PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leading provider of internet access products, today announced the election of Dr. Richard Gitlin, Sc.D. to the PCTEL Board of Directors at the company’s annual meeting of stockholders. The board appointment was effective on May 29, 2002.

Dr. Giltin, 59, currently serves as the Chief Technical Officer and Assistant General Manager of NEC USA C&C Research Labs and holds 44 US patents in the area of data communications, digital signal processing, wireless systems and broadband networking. Prior to his current position, Gitlin was a visiting professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University where he engaged in research and taught courses in wireless, broadband networking and digital communications. Previously, Dr. Gitlin spent more than thirty years at Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies and held various executive positions including Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Research and Development of the Data Networking Systems Business Unit, as well as Senior Vice President of Communications Sciences Research at Bell Labs. Earlier in his career, Gitlin led the team that pioneered the V.32/V.34 voice-band modems and in 1986 was a co-inventor of the DSL technology.

The addition of Rich Gitlin completes the process of strengthening the PCTEL board,” said Marty Singer, PCTEL’s Chairman and CEO. “In the past several months, we have been fortunate to attract Carl Thomsen, the CFO at DMC/STRATEX and Brian Jackman, a recently retired Tellabs executive and now, Rich Gitlin. Rich is well known throughout the industry for his intellectual and product contributions to data communications and is a luminary in the field. He will be a great asset to PCTEL,” added Singer.

“I am enthusiastic about PCTEL’s future and honored to be a member of the team,” said Dr. Gitlin. I am particularly impressed with PCTEL’s intellectual property portfolio and look forward to offering guidance in this area,” stated Gitlin.


PCTEL, founded in March 1994, is a leading provider of innovative, cost-effective Internet access solutions, including analog soft modems, and embedded DSP-based modems. The company is built upon a wide-ranging and comprehensive portfolio of more than 80 analog and broadband communications patents, issued or pending, including the key and essential patents for Host Signal Processing (HSP) modem technology. PCTEL products are available to PC and data communications equipment manufacturers. For more information, please visit our web site at: http://www.pctel.com.