Building and sustaining high performance engineering teams, executing program success

RF, Microwave, Wireless design and product development

Semiconductor technologies and applications

Technology and opportunity assessments

RF, Microwave, MM-Wave, MMIC, RFIC technology and application expertise

Talent acquisition and development pipelines


Independent Consultant - Engineering Management & Technology Development

Technology Evaluation and Application Assessment.
Product development roadmapping.
Comprehensive project planning.
Evaluating partnership and acquisition opportunities.
Technology Litigation Expertise.
Creating Engineering Lab and Office Facilities.

Anlotek Limited

2018-present, Chief Technology Officer.
Oversee development of novel filter technologies, support licensing and co-development activities.

Qorvo/RF Micro Devices, Boston Design Center

1999-2017, Director and Founder.
Built to a staff of 50, sustained project success, shipping over 2 billion of our products
Primarily focused on cellular and WLAN for flagship and mass tier markets.
Product design & applications engineering; die, MCM & board layout; prototype assembly; engineering test & product characterization.
Responsible for the construction of 3 design center facilities.
Developed a pipeline of new talent to complement experienced engineers.

IBM Microelectronics, Wireless Products

1998-1999, Applications Manager
Applications team supporting all wireless SiGe products worldwide.


1996-1998, Engineering Manager
Hardware & software engineering, support, product & user documentation for load pull, noise parameter, multiport analyzer, e-cal systems.

Raytheon, Microelectronics, Research Division, Equipment Division

1979-1996. Manager, Microwave Circuits Research Laboratory (1993-1996)
Developed advanced MMIC technologies, models & measurements for government & commercial applications.
Managed several corporate and DoD funded research programs.



Current: Board of Directors, VP-elect Technical Activities;
Vice-Chair - Technical Activities Board (TAB); IEEE Conferences Committee (ICC).
Chair - TAB Nominations and Appointments Committee; Society and Council Lifecycle Committee, Conference Innovations Committee.
Member - Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee; Governance Committee; Nominations and Appointments Committee;
Conference Publications Committee; TAB Finance Committee; TAB Management Committee; TAB Strategic Planning Committee.

Previous: Director, Div IV; Chair of the IEEE Conferences Committee; Member of Publications Services and Products Board (PSPB), MTT Society President, Vice President, Secretary, AdCom Member; IMS General Chair and Executive Committee (ExCom) Chair; RWW founding Chair and ExCom Chair.

European Microwave Association

Journal Associate Editor, past Steering Committee member.


University of Massachusetts School of Engineering, Amherst, MA, MSECE.
Columbia University School of Engineering, New York, NY, BSEE.


IEEE Fellow
MTT Society Honorary Life Member.
IEEE Microwave Magazine MicroBusiness columnist (Apex Award of Excellence).
Microwave Journal editorial review board
Technical Publications >40
Patents – 11

F. Schindler, D. Rosenauer, J. Nielsen, T. Raschko, R. Nichols, "Super-Nyquist Direct Digital Synthesis Enables Next Generation Radio Systems," Microwave Journal, pp. 74-84, September 2020.

F. Schindler, J. Nielsen, D. Rosenauer, T. Raschko, "A New Generation of Integratable Frequency Agile Bandpass Filters," Microwave Journal, pp. 86-102, May 2019.

T. Gillenwater, M. Schindler, "Technology Trends in Mobile Handsets," 2013 International Wireless Symposium Digest, April 2013. DOI: 10.1109/IEEE-IWS.2013.6616852

M. Schindler, V. Sadhir, B. Robins, D. Guo, G. Paradis, "Wireless Data Connectivity with LTE Power Amplifiers," Microwave Journal, pp. s6-s10, November 2011.

M. Schindler, "Future Trends in Mobile Handset Radio Electronics," MIKON 2006 Digest, pp 65-71 May 2006. DOI: 10.1109/MIKON.2006.4345107

M. Schindler, A. Victor, "Use Silicon Germanium ICs to Solve Intermodulation Problems in Handset Designs," Portable Design Magazine, pp. 32-35, February 1999.

M. Schindler, P. Phillips, M. Fennelly, V. Adamian, P. Enquist, "Characteristics and Accuracy of a Fully Corrected 4-port Vector Network Analyzer," 50th ARFTG Conference Digest, December 1997. DOI: 10.1109/ARFTG.1997.327266

M. Schindler, D. Teeter, A. Platzker, S. Bouthillette, J. Griffiths, K. Kessler, A. Forbes, "Power PHEMTs – Beyond Power and Efficiency," 1997 GaAs MANTECH Digest, pp. 58-61, June 1997.  (download)

M. Schindler, "PHEMT Technology and its Applications," Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Digest, December 1996. (Invited)  (download)

M. Schindler, "PHEMT Technology and Applications," Proceedings of the 31st Microwave Power Symposium, pp. 139-142, July 1996. (Invited)  (download)

M. Schindler, S. Chu, R. Binder, "A Comparison of GaAs Transistors as Passive Mode Mixers," 1994 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, pp. 937-940, May 1994. DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.1994.335203

D. Teeter, R. Wohlert, B. Cole, G. Jackson, E. Tong, P. Saledas, M. Adlerstein, M. Schindler, S. Shanfield "Ka-Band GaAs HBT pin Diode Switches and Phase Shifters," 1994 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, pp. 451-454, May 1994. DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.1994.335430

M. Tsai, M. Schindler, W. Struble, M. Ventresca, R. Binder, R. Waterman, D. Danzilio, "A Compact Wideband Mixer," 1994 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, pp. 5-8, May 1994. DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.1994.335373

K. Simon, M. Schindler, V. Mieczkowski, P. Newman, M. Goldfarb, E. Reese, B. Small, "A Production Ready, 6-18 GHz 5 Bit Phase Shifter with Integrated CMOS Compatible Digital Interface Circuitry," IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, Vol. SSC-27, no. 10. pp. 1452-1465, Oct. 1992. DOI: 10.1109/4.156453

S. Shanfield, M. Schindler, L. Aucoin, A. Platzker, W. Hoke, P. Lyman, S. Chu, R. Binder, "A High Linearity, High Efficiency Pseudomorphic HEMT," 1992 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium Digest, pp. 207-210, Oct. 1992. DOI: 10.1109/GAAS.1992.247189

S. Chu, J. Huang, A. Bertrand, M. Schindler, W. Struble, R. Binder, W. Hoke, "High Linearity Monolithic Broadband Pseudomorphic Spike Doped MESFET Amplifiers," 1992 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium Digest, pp. 211-214, Oct. 1992. DOI: 10.1109/GAAS.1992.247188

K. Simon, S. Chu, M. Schindler, J. Cole, "A MM-wave Monolithic Matrix Distributed Amplifier," 1992 IEEE Monolithic Circuits Symposium Digest, pp. 73-75, June 1992. DOI: 10.1109/MCS.1992.186001

S. Chu, M. Schindler, A. Bertrand, T. Tsukii, "A Novel Broadband Bidirectional Matrix Amplifier," 1991 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium Digest, pp. 315-318, Oct. 1991. DOI: 10.1109/GAAS.1991.172702

W. Struble, S. Chu, M. Schindler, Y. Tajima, J. Huang, " Modeling Intermodulation Distortion in GaAs MESFETs using Pulsed IV Characteristics," 1991 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium Digest, pp. 179-182, Oct. 1991. DOI: 10.1109/GAAS.1991.172666

H. Yang, R. Herman, K. Angel, A. Chao, M. Schindler, M. Adlerstein, Y. Tajima, " A 0.25 Watt 3 Stage Q Band MESFET Monolithic Power Amplifier," 1991 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium Digest, pp. 161-164, Oct. 1991. DOI: 10.1109/GAAS.1991.172661

S. Chu, J. Huang, W. Struble, G. Jackson, N. Pan, M. Schindler, Y. Tajima, "A Highly Linear MESFET," 1991 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, pp. 725-728, June 1991. DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.1991.147106

J. Huang, G.Jackson, S. Shanfield, W. Hoke, P. Lyman, D. Atwood, P. Saledas, M. Schindler, Y. Tajima, A. Platzker, D. Masse, H. Statz, " An AlGaAs/InGaAs PHEMT for High Efficiency X/Ku Band Applications," 1991 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, pp. 713-716, June 1991. DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.1991.147103

P. Bernkopf, M. Schindler, "A High Power K/Ka Band Monolithic T/R Switch," 1991 IEEE Microwave and MM-Wave Monolithic Circuits Symposium Digest, pp. 15-18, June 1991. DOI: 10.1109/MCS.1991.148077

D. Masliah, J. Cole, A. Platzker, M. Schindler, "High Efficiency Dual Band Power Amplifier for Radar Applications," 1991 SPIE Symposium Proceedings, April 1991.

T. Tsukii, M. Schindler, "2-20 GHz MMIC Frequency Doubler," 1990 Asia Pacific Microwave Conference Digest, September 1990.

M. Schindler, S. Chu, T. Kazior, A Bertrand, K. Simon, "A Single Chip 2-20 GHz T/R Module," 1990 IEEE Microwave and MM-Wave Monolithic Circuits Symposium Digest, pp. 99-102, May 1990. DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.1990.99537

K. Simon, M. Schindler, Y. Tajima, A. Bertrand, "Miniature Monolithic Microwave Frequency Diplexers," 1990 IEEE Microwave and MM-Wave Monolithic Circuits Digest, pp. 55-58, May 1990. DOI: 10.1109/MCS.1990.110938

M. Schindler, T. Kazior, "A High Power 2-18 GHz T/R Switch," 1990 IEEE Microwave and MM-Wave Monolithic Circuits Symposium Digest, pp. 119-122, May 1990. DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.1990.99617

T. Tsukii, G. Houng, M. Schindler, "Wideband Bidirectional MMIC Amplifiers for a new Generation T/R Module," 1990 IEEE MTT-SInternational Microwave Symposium Digest, pp. 907-910, May 1990. DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.1990.99725

M. Schindler, Y. Tajima, "A Novel MMIC Filter with Lumped and Transversal Elements," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. MTT-37, no. 12, pp. 2148-2153, Dec. 1989. DOI: 10.1109/22.44134

M. Schindler, K. Simon, "A 2-18 GHz Non-blocking Active 2x2 Switch," 1989 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium Digest, pp. 181-183, Oct. 1989. DOI: 10.1109/GAAS.1989.69321

S. Houng, T. Tsukii, M. Schindler, "60-70 dB Isolation 2-19 GHz Switches," 1989 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium Digest, pp. 173-176, Oct. 1989. DOI: 10.1109/GAAS.1989.69319

S. Chu, Y. Tajima, J. Cole, A. Platzker, M. Schindler, "A Novel 4-18 GHz Monolithic Matrix Distributed Amplifier," 1989 IEEE Microwave and MM-Wave Monolithic Circuits Symposium Digest, pp. 143-147, June 1989. DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.1989.38720

M. Schindler, M. Miller, K. Simon, "DC-20 GHz N X M Passive Switches," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. MTT-36, no. 12, pp. 1604-1613, Dec. 1988. DOI: 10.1109/22.17391

M. Schindler, J. Wendler, M. Zaitlin, M. Miller, J. Dormail, "A K/Ka Band Distributed Power Amplifier with Capacitive Drain Coupling," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. MTT-36, no. 12, pp. 1902-1907, Dec. 1988. DOI: 10.1109/22.17431

M. Schindler, M. Miller, "A 3 Bit K/Ka Band MMIC Phase Shifter," 1988 IEEE Microwave and MM-Wave Monolithic Circuits Symposium Digest, pp. 95-98 May 1988. DOI: 10.1109/MCS.1988.197298

M. Schindler, A. Morris, "DC-40 GHz and 20-40 GHz MMIC SPDT Switches," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. MTT-35, no. 12, pp. 1486-1493, Dec. 1987. DOI: 10.1109/TMTT.1987.1133879

M. Schindler, J. Wendler, A. Morris, P. Lamarre, "A 15-45 GHz Distributed Amplifier Using 3 FETs of Varying Periphery," 1986 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium Digest, pp. 67-70, Oct. 1986.  (download)

M. Schindler, Y. Ayasli, L. Hanes, A. Morris, "Monolithic 6-18 GHz 3 Bit Phase Shifter," 1985 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium, Digest pp. 129-132, Nov. 1985.  (download)

G. Jerinic, J. Fines, M. Cobb, M. Schindler, "Ka/Q Band GaAs IMPATT Amplifier Technology," International Journal of Infrared and MM-Waves, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 79-130, 1985.  (download)

G. Jerinic, M. Cobb, M. Schindler, J. Fines, "5 Watt, 3 Stage, 44 GHz Solid-State Amplifier," 1984 GOMAC Digest, pp. 233-236, Nov. 1984.

G. Jerinic, M. Schindler, M. Cobb, J. Fines, "Ka/Q Band GaAs IMPATT Amplifier Technology," Eighth International Conference on Infrared & Mm-Waves Digest, pp. M6.1-2, Dec 1983.  (download)

G. Jerinic, J. Fines, M. Schindler, "3W, Q Band Solid State Amplifier," 1983 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, pp. 481-483, June 1983. DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.1983.1130954

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