Sam Arditi is a successful lifelong entrepreneur who served nearly 7 years at Intel as Vice President and General Manager for the Cellular and Handheld Group (CHG) located in California, USA.
With Sam's leadership Intel's CHG gained strategic customers such as Blackberry-RIM, quadrupled its volume shipments and reached revenues of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Sam personally led many of the strategic relationships established with customers such as Motorola, Samsung, LG, Blackberry-RIM, Palm, and more. Late 2006 CHG was sold to Marvell for 600 million dollars, Sam lead the transition of the team staying with Marvell as Senior Vice President and General Manager of CHG for about a year.
Prior to his Intel CHG role Sam was the head of Intel Capital investment and Business Development for the wireless group (about 2 billion dollars in revenues). In this role Sam lead investments in Domestic and International companies such as Jamdat, SiRF, Sasken, WisAir, BlueSoft, Jabber, SyChip, LGC, MontaVista and more creating a strong portfolio.
Prior to joining Intel, Sam was CEO and co-founder for CTP Systems, a company specializing in satellite and wireless systems. The company merged with DSPC and during his service Sam was appointed as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of DSPC. With Sam's leadership DSPC (symbol: DSPC) was acquired by Intel setting the record as largest cash acquisition by Intel.
During his service at DSPC, Sam founded ComBox, a cable communications company, and served as the Chairman of the board. In February 2000 Sam lead the acquisition of ComBox by Terayon, a US Publicly traded company.
Sam holds a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering and about 20 patents in the fields of communication, power design and solar energy.