Speed Wireless Funds $2.1 Million for Research to School of ECE

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Speed Wireless associates visit ECE

Rob Hill and Thomas Chen from Speed Wireless present a check for $2.1 million to Hua Wang and Steve McLaughlin in the School of ECE.

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Speed Wireless, a company specializing in mobile terminal antennas, has provided vital funding in the amount of $2.1 million to the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Thomas Chen, CEO of Speed Wireless, Rob Hill, Chief Antenna Scientist of Speed Wireless, and their team visited campus on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in order to present a check to Steven W. McLaughlin, Steve W. Chaddick School Chair of ECE, and to tour ECE facilities.

A portion of the total has been earmarked for a research project with Assistant Professor Hua Wang’s Georgia Tech Electronics and Micro-Systems (GEMS) Lab. The contracted research project is supported by $1.1 million in funding and will be dedicated to developing ultra-high-speed broadband integrated circuit front-ends that support next-generation commercial 5G mm-Wave MIMO systems. The remaining $1 million will be in the form of an unrestricted cash gift to the School to support advanced electronic research.

“We sincerely appreciate this funding from Speed Wireless. This generous support will allow us to explore a wide variety of high-risk, high-reward topics in the field of mm-Wave integrated electronics. I strongly believe that our risk-taking research efforts today will lead to revolutionary electronic technologies and radically change our ways of communication and sensing the world in the future,” said Wang, who holds the Demetrius T. Paris Junior Professorship in ECE and has been on the School’s faculty since 2012.

“Speed Wireless and Dr. Wang’s team at Georgia Tech offer complementary technical capabilities and are perfect partners to work on this 5G mm-Wave MIMO project and develop other mm-Wave technologies,” said Thomas Chen, the CEO of Speed Wireless. “We are very excited about this collaboration, and we look forward to growing our partnership with Georgia Tech ECE in the future.”

Last revised August 1, 2017