NI Director of Strategic Business Development Joins Open RF Association Board of Directors

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BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Open RF Association (OpenRF™), an industry consortium dedicated to building an open 5G ecosystem of interoperable hardware and software on front-end platforms and member multimode RF (radio frequency) chipsets, today announced that Chen Chang, Director of strategic business development at NI (formerly National Instruments), joined its board of directors. NI, a leading developer of automated test and measurement systems, joins Broadcom, Intel, MediaTek, Murata, Qorvo and Samsung Electronics on the Open RF Association Board of Directors.

“I am delighted to welcome Chen Chang and NI to the OpenRF Board of Directors,” said Kevin Schoenrock, President of the Open RF Association. “Chang was instrumental in establishing the OpenRF compliance program. His knowledge of the industry and his commitment to developing an open 5G ecosystem are a great contribution to the OpenRF Board of Directors.

Chang led OpenRF Working Group 5: Compliance, which focuses on developing a robust compliance program to help members increase interoperability and improve cost, efficiency and time to market. in the OEM wireless device market. The working group plans to have a full OpenRF compliance program in place for software API and hardware by the end of 2022.

“I am honored to join other industry leaders serving on the OpenRF Board of Directors to accelerate 5G innovation and adoption,” Chang said. “The OpenRF Association enables the industry to drive the proliferation of RF Integrated Circuit (RFIC) vendors through the Consortium, pushing for better test and measurement solutions within the RFIC supply chain. 5G.”

Chang has over 15 years of tech startup and business experience as an entrepreneur and business leader, working in the United States and China. Chang was the co-founder and CEO of BEEcube Inc., which was acquired by National Instruments in 2015. He joined NI with extensive expertise spanning sales, marketing, product management, operations, and engineering on various markets, from ASIC design, 5G wireless prototyping, electronics and semiconductor testing.

Join Open RF

The Open RF Association recently published its first Version 1.0.0 Specification to members, providing the foundation for interoperability between the RF front end and the chipset. Membership is open to anyone involved in the manufacturing of smartphone chipsets, RF front end products, OEM suppliers and related industrial businesses. Members have access to all specifications and can help shape the future of OpenRF by getting involved in the five different workgroups. Membership has three levels: Strategic, General and Associate. Learn about the benefits of membership and download the membership application from the OpenRF website.

About OpenRF

The Open RF Association (OpenRF) is an industry consortium dedicated to building a 5G ecosystem of functionally interoperable hardware and software across member multimode RF front-end and chipset platforms. OpenRF is led by industry leaders Broadcom, Intel, MediaTek, NI, Murata Manufacturing, Qorvo and Samsung. For more information, visit www.OpenRF.com.

About NI

At NI, we bring people, ideas, and technology together so that forward-thinking thinkers and creative problem-solvers can tackle humanity’s greatest challenges. From data and automation to research and validation, we provide engineers and businesses with the tailored, software-connected systems they need to design Ambitiously™ every day. For more information, visit https://www.ni.com/.

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