Profile: David A. Hytha
David A. Hytha is General Partner at New Wave Partners Inc. He is an experienced wireless executive and entrepreneur building leading-edge firms in wireless communications and he serves as Executive-in-Residence at venture-capital firm Sofinnova Ventures and as a member of the Board of Directors of several private and public companies including Option, Ltd. of Belgium (EuroNext: OPTI).
Previously he served as Executive Vice President, Terminals for T-Mobile
responsible for the selection, marketing and development of all handsets for T-Mobile in Europe (over €2B per year). His career includes leadership roles in mobile communications handsets and software, infrastructure, services and systems-on-chip solutions in industry-leading firms and successful new ventures including: SiliconWave (now part of Qualcomm), LGC Wireless (now part of ADC),
Motorola, McCaw Cellular (now at&t Wireless), AT&T Network Systems (now Alcatel-Lucent) and AT&T Microelectronics (now LSI Logic/Infineon). He founded the first overseas department of Bell Laboratories and has led the successful development, branding and marketing of new mobile services and products in Europe, the United States, Japan and Asia. He is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).
His industry innovations include the rollout of the first open Internet
mobile service offering (T-Mobile's "Internet in Your Pocket" including Google's first mobile presence), the world's first reverse auction for large volume mobile phone purchases, building T-Mobile into a handset leader including a top five PDA brand. He shipped the world's first standard Bluetooth chipset (V1.1) and the first single-chip cable tuner and shipped the world's first distributed in-building antenna system for mobile. He initiated the program to form a major new mobile carrier (FarEasTone in Taiwan), and led Motorola to winning the world's first 3G handset contract (one of five suppliers to NTT DoCoMo in 1996).