Dr. Jim Wight, Chief Scientist
Dr. Wight is an authority in wireless systems and electromagnetics, in particular in OFDM based standards such as WiFi and WiMax. Previously, Dr. Wight has acted as Chief Scientist for Kaben Wireless Silicon and was a Co-Founder of AlleWin Technologies, a DSP innovator of MIMO techniques, Principal Architect and Co-Founder of IceFyre Semiconductor, a fabless provider of high performance WiFi RF solutions, and Senior Radio Architect for Philsar Electronics, a fabless innovator of Bluetooth transceivers.
Before migrating to the wireless industry, Dr. Wight held senior positions in several aerospace corporations, including Spread Spectrum Program Manager for CAL Corporation and EMS, and Special Advisor of Advanced Technology for Vistar Aerospace. At Carleton University in Ottawa, Dr. Wight holds the distinguished title and position of Chancellor’s Professor.
Dr. Earl T. Cohen
Dr. Earl T. Cohen received his Ph.D. in EECS from U.C. Berkeley in 1983, after receiving an S.B. from M.I.T. in Computer Science in 1978. Dr. Cohen has worked in many different technology fields in and around Silicon Valley at both start-ups and at large companies such as Cisco. He has extensive experience in the fields of error correcting codes, mainframe computers, microprocessors, solid-state disks, and networking equipment. After being granted about half of his current 80+ patents, Dr. Cohen became interested in the patent process and became a patent agent registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
John Roberts has extensive experience in tech startups entrepreneurship. He is a co-founder of GaN Systems and has been a founder/president of two Ottawa based semiconductor companies, Calmos (later Tundra) Semiconductor and SiGe Semiconductor. Previously with Siliconix Inc., GEC Semiconductor and Microsystems International, in 1976 he joined Mosaid Technologies where he developed the SRAM report service. After founding Calmos, in 1989 John became CEO of the Strategic Microelectronic Consortium, an alliance of twenty-five Canadian companies including Nortel, PMC Sierra, IBM, Gennum Corporation, C-MAC MicroTechnology and other hybrid and semiconductor manufacturers. In addition, John has served on numerous boards of technology companies, and holds a Master’s degree awarded by Swansea University and a Bachelor’s degree from Cardiff University.