James Kimery is the director of marketing for RF, communications, and software defined radio (SDR) initiatives at NI. He is responsible for the company’s communication system design and SDR strategies. Kimery also manages NI’s advanced research RF/Communications Lead User program. Prior to joining NI, Kimery was the director of marketing for Silicon Laboratories’ wireless division, which later became a subsidiary of ST-Ericsson. With Kimery as director, the wireless division grew revenues from $5 million to over $250 million. The division also produced several industry innovations including the first integrated CMOS RF synthesizer and transceiver for cellular communications, the first digitally controlled crystal oscillator, and the first integrated single-chip phone (AeroFONE). The IEEE voted AeroFONE one of the top 40 innovative ICs ever developed. Kimery also worked at NI before transitioning to Silicon Labs and led many successful programs, including the concept and launch of the PXI platform. Kimery was a founding member of the VXIplug&play Systems Alliance, the Virtual Instrument Software Architecture (VISA) working group, and the PXI Systems Alliance. He has authored nearly 30 technical papers and articles covering a variety of wireless and test and measurement topics. Kimery earned a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.