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Maryam Rofougaran and Movandi Named Female-Led Startup to Watch

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 15, 2018 – Movandi, a privately held company with a mission to revolutionize millimeter wave networks, today announced that the company has been recognized both as the company with Most Innovative 5G Technology and Female-Led Startup to Watch in Light Reading’s 2018 Leading Lights Awards. Movandi’s BeamX solutions are truly unique since they were designed and optimized as a complete RF front-end and provide unmatched performance, cost and size advantages that unlock the potential of 5G and other multi-gigabit networks.

Movandi garnered the following 2018 Leading Lights Awards:

  • Most Innovative 5G Technology: Awarded to the company that, during the past year, has developed a potentially market-leading product that will enable the launch, deployment or creation of 5G services.
  • Female-Led Startup to Watch: Awarded to a startup that’s seen as having considerable potential to disrupt the industry, advance technology and have a lasting impact.

The award wins are a testament to Movandi’s success in the market, as illustrated by launching the company just two years ago, and sampling BeamX technology for the next wireless revolution of multi-gigabit connectivity.

Now in its 14th year, the Leading Lights program recognizes the industry’s top companies and their executives for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies and innovations. Hundreds of high-quality entries were submitted for this year’s awards.

“As operators seek to build 5G and millimeter wave networks, our BeamX solutions allow for the highest levels of performance while maintaining modularity and flexibility to be deployed in real-world scenarios across abroad set of use cases and deployment scenarios,” said Maryam Rofougaran, Co-CEO and COO, Movandi. “We are honored to have been recognized as a leading 5G innovator. To be named a leader amongst a distinguished and accomplished list of leading communications companies is no easy feat. The process was extraordinarily competitive, this is a great accomplishment and one that I share with my brother Reza Rofougaran, Co-CEO, CTO and our entire world-class engineering team.”

BeamX Solutions Overview:

Movandi’s new BeamX 28 and BeamX 39 solutions provide a fully integrated RF front-end system in a modular, high performance design to support a broad range of 5G millimeter wave applications, from base stations, small cells, and mobile broadband access points. The complete RF front-end solution optimizes the antenna to baseband interface and integrates RF, PA and LNA, up and down converters, and frequency synthesizer/PLL. The combination of Movandi’s RF front-end with advanced beamforming algorithms and calibration techniques deliver superior performance in emerging mmWave networks.

About Movandi

Movandi is a venture-backed startup, formed by some of today’s top leaders in wireless communications. Having pioneered the integration of RF and digital in standard bulk CMOS for numerous wireless standards, their focus now is to reinvent multi-gigabit millimeter wave solutions for fixed and mobile networks. Today’s high frequency networks are filled with a myriad of technical challenges. Movandi’s innovative RF front-end technology provides the foundation for unlocking the potential of high frequency wireless communications, opening numerous new market opportunities and applications.

About Light Reading

Light Reading ( helps the global communications industry make informed decisions. The site is the definitive source for next-generation communications analysis for more than 450,000 users each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading also produces live events for executives charged with monetizing cable, New IP, optical, Ethernet, mobile, gigabit cities, security, virtualization and components.

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