Aliso Viejo, Ca - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) today announced that Gregory J. Szabo, a 22-year veteran of the wireless telecommunications industry, has been appointed to the board of directors of the wireless communications and utility software company. With his appointment to a newly created seat, the Smith Micro board now has six directors.
Szabo served in a series of management positions during a 13-year career with AirTouch's wireless communications operations, prior to its acquisition by Vodafone and merger with Verizon Wireless in 2000. As Executive Director-Global Technologies, he developed the company's North American migration into a third-generation IP core network. Previously, as Vice President-Network Services, he directed the engineering and operations of the company's cellular systems in the eastern U.S., where he focused on rapidly expanding the network while maintaining quality and reducing costs.
Earlier, Szabo had been Manager of Systems Engineering at Motorola where he managed a five-state department responsible for all aspects of the design and implementation of microwave, two-way mobile radio, paging, biomedical telemetry, wireless data, and special industrial radio communication systems. He also has experience in electronic manufacturing, including research and development, with Martin Marietta.
"Smith Micro has developed software products that optimize the performance of the emerging wireless data market, a basic fundamental of having the right products at the right time," said Szabo. "Clearly, I believe the company has tremendous growth potential in combining wireless consumer technologies with the cutting edge products now under development by the Smith Micro team."
William W. Smith, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, indicated, "to attract an individual with the experience of Greg Szabo in one of our significant target markets is an added benefit that will serve the company well as we seek to expand our offerings to the wireless community."
About Smith Micro Software
Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of wireless communication and utility software products. The company designs integrated, cross-platform, easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on the Internet, Wireless, and Broadband technologies, the company's products enable wireless communications, eCommerce, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, network fax, and professional infrastructure consulting along with traditional computer telephony. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through direct sales, retail stores, value-added resellers (VAR's) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM's). 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 or visit the company's web site at:http://www.smithmicro.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitations, statements regarding the company's growth potential. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are new and changing technologies and customer acceptance of those technologies, fluctuations or cancellations in orders from OEM customers, retail sales, value-added customers, professional services consulting and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.