Ted L. Hoffman Added to the Smith Micro Board of Directors
ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software for the wireless market, announced Ted L. Hoffman has joined the company's board of directors. Mr. Hoffman will help direct the company's business initiatives as well as provide independent oversight of Smith Micro's wireless data business on behalf of the company's stockholders.
Mr. Hoffman recently retired as the vice president - technology development of Verizon Wireless where he was responsible for all network products and service development. He was with Verizon Wireless, and its predecessor Bell Atlantic Mobile, since July 1, 1993.
Mr. Hoffman was responsible for managing the company's network transition from analog to digital Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) infrastructure. In addition to the CDMA transition, he managed the build out of Verizon Wireless' data infrastructure through coordination of the implementation of its CDPD, 1xRTT and EV-DO networks. He had responsibility for development of such products as vCast, Verizon's wireless video service, location based services for wireless 911, enhanced messaging and many other products and services.
"I have been working with Smith Micro over the past few years at Verizon Wireless and I am looking forward to being a member of the team and excited about its prospects as the leader of providing wireless data connectivity software to the wireless market," said Ted L. Hoffman.
"Ted brings to Smith Micro a wealth of wireless data market understanding and experience," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Micro. "Due to his in-depth knowledge of the wireless data market and his business experience, we are very pleased to welcome him as a valuable addition to the board."
About Smith Micro Software:
Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of wireless communication, broadband, eCommerce and utility software products for multiple OS platforms. The company designs integrated cross platform, easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on Wireless and Broadband and Internet technologies, the company's products and services enable wireless communications, eCommerce, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, network fax, and traditional computer telephony. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), direct sales, retail stores, and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI. For more information, contact Smith Micro at (949) 362-5800.
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