Leadership

Harish Krishnaswamy, PhD, Co-Founder, CEO and CTO

Harish Krishnaswamy received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 2003 and 2009, respectively. In 2009, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, where he is currently an Associate Professor.

His  interests broadly span integrated devices, circuits, and systems for a variety of RF, mmWave and sub-mmWave applications. 

Dr. Krishnaswamy serves as a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of several conferences, including the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (2015/16-present) and IEEE RFIC Symposium (2013-present). He was the recipient of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper in 2007, the Best Thesis in Experimental Research Award from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in 2009, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award in 2011, a 2014 IBM Faculty Award and the 2015 IEEE RFIC Symposium Best Student Paper Award – 1st Place. He also currently serves as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.

Frank Lane, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering

Frank has over twenty-five years of experience designing wireless modems and developing modem chipsets.  He has been a leader in both corporate R&D and product development organizations.   Prior to co-founding Mixcomm, Frank was VP of Technology in Qualcomm’s New Jersey Research Center.  During his tenure at Qualcomm he led the ASIC design team for which developed the first peer-to-peer cellular air interface, Flash LinQ, which later became LTE-Direct.

Frank was also an original member of the Flarion team that developed OFDMA technology for cellular systems which would become the basis for LTE.  While at Flarion, Frank led the physical layer architecture and ASIC design teams, and was responsible for the user terminal chipset and base station modem.

Frank’s earlier career involved work with ATSC and DOCSIS on the development of US HDTV and cable modem standards and products.  He started his career with Raytheon Missile Systems division developing radar guidance systems.

Frank has a Master’s of Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and a Bachelor’s of Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Arun Natarajan, PhD, VP of RF Technology

Arun Natarajan received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from IIT Madras, Chennai, India, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 2003 and 2007, respectively.

From 2007 to 2012, he was a Research Staff Member with the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York, NY, USA, where he was involved in millimeter-wave (mm-wave) phased arrays for multi-Gb/s data links and airborne radar, and on self-healing circuits for increased yield in sub-micrometer process technologies. In 2012, he joined Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA, as an Assistant Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His current interests include RF, mm-wave and sub-mm-wave integrated circuits, and systems for high-speed wireless communication and imaging.

Dr. Natarajan was a recipient of the National Talent Search Scholarship from the Government of India from 1995 to 2000, the California Institute of Technology Atwood Fellowship in 2001, the Analog Devices Outstanding Student IC Designer Award in 2004, the IBM Research Fellowship in 2005, the 2011 Pat Goldberg Memorial Award for the Best Paper in computer science/electrical engineering/mathematics at IBM Research. He serves on the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Radio frequency Integrated Circuits Conference, the IEEE Compound Semi-Conductor IC Symposium, and the 2013 IEEE International Microwave Symposium.