Personal Communications Devices

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Personal Communications Devices, LLC - PCD
Type Private
Founded 2008
Headquarters Hauppauge, New York, USA
Key people John Chiorando, CEO
Products Telecommunications devices
Website [1]

Personal Communications Devices, LLC, also d.b.a. PCD, is a private company that works with wireless technology partners, including wireless service providers and mobile phone-manufacturers to develop, support and bring mobile phones to market in the American continent. PCD partnerships include Pantech-branded phones for Verizon and AT&T, Casio GzOne, HTC products, and most recently, Alcatel One Touch.

It began as the cellphone division of Audiovox in 1984, and was acquired by UTStarcom in 2004.[1] In 2008, it became a privately owned company.[2] The company works with global manufacturers including Fujitsu, Huawei, Netgear, Sharp, Wistron Corporation, and ZTE;[3] has partnerships with wireless service providers throughout the Americas including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Virgin Mobile, Cricket, U.S. Cellular, Clear, C Spire, Telus, Claro, Cox Communications, Movilnet, Iusacell, Telefónica, Digicel, MTS and Centennial;[4] and has introduced several first-to-market cellular devices within its 25-year history.[5]

Company president and CEO John Chiorando [6] is on the board of Directors of CTIA - The Wireless Association.[7]



  1. ^ Todd Wallack (15 June 2004). "UTStarcom, Audiovox cut a deal". SFGate. Retrieved 15 June 2004. 
  2. ^ "Former UTStarcom Personal Communications Division Renamed Personal Communications Devices, LLC". Business Wire. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2008. 
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  6. ^ Joseph Palenchar (4 September 2012). "PCD Names New Presidente, Christopher Exits". Twice. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Press Release (9 October 2012). "CTIA-The Wireless Association Announces Four New Members to the 2012 Board of Directors". PR Newswire. Retrieved 9 October 2012.

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