Ericsson Names New Head for its Modems Business Division

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Ericsson has announced that Robert Puskaric is to take over as Senior Vice President and Head of its Modems business unit. He succeeds Mats Norin who has headed the integration of the modems business into Ericsson after the dismantling of the joint venture ST Ericsson.

Hans Vestberg, President and CEO of Ericsson, said: "Robert brings relevant experience and strong business acumen as the modems business enters a new and exciting phase. We now have one of the industry\'s most advanced LTE thin modem and are trialing with the first customers."

Robert Puskaric has been Head of Ericsson\'s region Northern Europe and Central Asia and member of Ericsson\'s Global Leadership Team since 2010.

Robert Puskaric said: "I am excited to take on this role and to return to the modems business. Modems will be an important part of realizing our vision of a Networked Society where anything that benefits from being connected will be connected. I am looking forward to joining the highly skilled team at Modems and ensure together that we successfully bring our portfolio to market."

Puskaric was born in Helsingborg, Sweden in 1969, and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the School of Economics and Management at Lund University, Sweden, in 1996.

Since August 2013, Ericsson has an LTE thin modems business. The operation was integrated into Ericsson after the split-up of the joint venture ST-Ericsson last year. The first product, Ericsson M7450, was released for commercial use in the fourth quarter last year. Work is ongoing with a tier one smartphone manufacturer to integrate M7450 in their devices. Net sales are expected in the second half of 2014

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