Ernie H. Lin, Ph.D. CEO and President
Dr. Lin is a co-founder of Nebo Wireless.
Dr. Lin previously founded Advanced TechCom, Inc. (ATI), a
Massachusetts-based manufacturer of digital microwave radio equipment. For
several years, ATI was the second- or third-largest short-haul digital
microwave supplier to the United States cellular industry and the largest
medium-capacity supplier in Canada and Australia. Known for its technical
excellence, ATI was the first to integrate an entire microwave radio modem
into a single ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) and the first to
design and build a hybrid RF and microwave circuit board for its long-haul
(1.5Ghz to 8.5Ghz) product line, technical developments that have since found
their way into 802.11 (aka Wi-Fi) radio products. Dr. Lin was the chief
architect of all of ATI's microwave radio products and served as CEO from the
company's inception in 1990 until its 1998 purchase by Nera ASA of Norway.
Prior to that, M/A-COM's Communications Division employed Dr. Lin as head of
the company's engineering department in the design of microwave radios for
video and computer industries. Earlier, he served as an engineer and as an
engineering manager within the Microwave Radio Department of AT&T Bell
Labs in North Andover, MA.
Dr. Lin has filed numerous patents in microwave radio and wireless
communication. He is well known in the microwave radio industry, particularly
for his pioneering work with Angle Diversity in high-capacity microwave
communications and his many pioneering works in medium-capacity digital
radios for the wireless and computer industries.
Adolf J. Giger, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Giger was a co-founder of Nebo Wireless and is an IEEE Fellow.
After his 1990 early retirement from AT&T Bell Labs, Dr. Giger worked
with Dr. Lin at ATI.
Dr. Giger served in microwave radio at AT&T Bell Labs for 34 years, the
last 18 years as a Department Head of the Microwave Radio Department, the
group that invented much of America's long-distance telephone technology. It
was here that he met and first collaborated with Dr. Lin.
Dr. Giger represented the U.S.A. in ITU-CCIR (International
Telecommunications Union) standard-setting committees for 13 years. He is
well known in the technical community at large. Dr. Giger is the author of
numerous patents and papers in the wireless field, he wrote a book on
microwave propagation, and he contributed to two other books on digital radio
Jacob Katz Jr., Senior Adviser
Jacob is an entrepreneur who opened and operates various successful businesses on his own. He is president and CEO of ATMBC which currently controls 16% of the ATM Market in NYC, and 23% in Latin America.
Prior to ATM, Jacob was and still is CEO of TransBlue, a Global Merchant Service Company with offices throughout the US and abroad. He also runs a few other companies in the processing world such as POS systems and Kiosk / Vending Machines. Being in the payment industry for two decades, he brings a tone of experience in the payment market to the table.
Peter Lai, Vice President, Operations
Peter Lai is a seasoned manufacturing operations executive. He managed
material and inventory systems at ATI for 8 years. For six years after ATI's
acquisition by Nera Networks, Mr. Lai was involved in all of the operation's
manufacturing decisions. He held senior positions in operations and was
responsible for manufacturing, including both material and inventory
management, at Nera.
At M/A-COM, Mr. Lai managed testing of the Microwave Radio Division's video-
and computer-related products.
His responsibilities within Nebo Wireless include order administration,
materials and inventory management, ERP system management, outsourced
contract manufacturing management, production control, as well as
communication system configuration and all aspects of the company's