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Nick Kucharewski Vice President and General Manager, wireless infrastructure and networking at Qualcomm

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Nick Kucharewski is vice president and general manager responsible for Qualcomm’s Wireless Infrastructure and Networking Business unit, which delivers Wi-Fi silicon and software solutions for home, enterprise, and carrier applications.

In a career spanning over 20 years, Kucharewski has played a significant role in developing the modern market for communications and networking semiconductors.

Prior to Qualcomm, Kucharewski was most recently chief commercial officer for Rockley Photonics, a startup developing a platform integrating optical interconnect into CMOS microelectronics. At Rockley, Kucharewski led marketing, sales, product management, and business development activities.  

Prior to this, Kucharewski was vice president of product marketing at Broadcom Limited, where he led product management & marketing for Ethernet Switching products. Over a 10-year period, Kucharewski was directly responsible for Broadcom’s Ethernet Switch roadmap and led product teams defining more than 20 industry-shifting new products. During that period, Broadcom’s Ethernet Switch division led an industry-wide transition from customer-proprietary ASICs to standard-product networking silicon spanning data center, enterprise, and service provider networks, and achieved market share estimated at over 90% today.

Prior to Broadcom, Kucharewski led semiconductor engineering teams at Applied Micro (AMCC) where he helped the company establish a leadership position in network processor chipsets. Kucharewski joined AMCC through its $4.5B acquisition of MMC Networks, where as an engineering team leader he developed some of the industry’s first programmable networking silicon. Prior to this, Kucharewski worked in designing optical networking equipment at telecom startup ONI Systems.

Kucharewski has published papers in the area of optical communications and holds multiple patents related to networking and communications architecture.  

Kucharewski holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Mayfield Fellow.

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