Alereon is a fabless semiconductor company developing innovative Ultrawideband (UWB) wireless chipsets. Our mission is to simplify networking by removing cables, allowing effortless connections between PCs, consumer electronics, peripherals and mobile devices. We want to change the way consumers connect to the world.
Alereon was founded by industry pioneers in UWB technology. The company’s 140+ patent and application portfolio speaks to the experience of our team and our deep understanding of radio frequency technology. Alereon’s executive team is comprised of leaders from some of the most respected companies in the technology world. Backed by some of the leading venture capital firms, Alereon has assembled a team that demonstrated the first complete, fully functional 480 Mbps solution in early 2005, introduced production silicon for delivery in the first quarter of 2006, and remains the worldwide UWB leader.
Dr. David Shoemaker
David has provided leadership for multiple start-ups and large companies, shipping over $100 million in revenue during his career. After joining Alereon 2006, he oversaw the company’s engineering and manufacturing before becoming CEO. He has more than a decade of industry expertise designing RF, analog, ASIC, software, and system solutions.
Prior to joining Alereon, Dr. Shoemaker acted both as a manager and developer in all phases of design for companies such as TZero, RF Micro Devices, Engim and Texas Instruments. Dr. Shoemaker holds B.S and M.S degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he later earned his PhD.
VP of Engineering
David is a veteran of the telecom and wireless industries. Since 1988, he has participated in developing many leading edge communication technologies, including one of the world’s first deployed ATM switching systems at NEC, one of the earliest deployed microcell systems at Motorola, and one of the first commercial network processors at Agere Systems. He also worked on AT&T’s Project Angel, which sought to provide local phone service through beam steered wireless.
David has been with Alereon since 2004, formerly serving as Director of Software Development. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from Abilene Christian University in 1986.
Director of Systems Applications
Parmveer has been involved with leading edge technology in the telecom industry since 1999, including development of high speed/low latency digital cross-connects and system engineering, deployment, and support for some of the world’s first commercial high bandwidth network processors at start-up Agere Systems.
Since joining Alereon in 2006, Parmveer has led all system disciplines including RF characterization, system level testing, customer engagements, on-site customer support, proof-of-concept demos, end-user product deliverables, and manufacturing support. Parmveer received a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1999.
Director of Operations
Isaac’s extensive engineering and global management experience includes I.C. assembly, surface mount and advanced package development, materials selection, sustaining high volume manufacturing operations, and managing foundry process for industry giants such as Freescale, Compaq, and Lucent.
Since joining Alereon in 2005, Isaac has led the entire post-tapeout foundry process, including managing assembly and test contractors, reviewing package manufacturability, and negotiating costs for back-end services. Isaac received a B.S. in Materials Engineering from Brown University in 1977, followed by a M.E. from Carnegie-Mellon in 1979.
Director of PCB Development
Gregg’s career includes thirty years as a circuit board designer and eighteen years managing hardware development teams. He helped bring up and validate a number of iconic industry designs, including the 68000, 88000, and PowerPC processors at Motorola, the StrongARM at DEC, and the X-scale processor at Intel.
After joining Alereon in 2005, Gregg took over as manager and lead designer of circuit boards that host Alereon chips and an array of third-party silicon. He has designed over 200 boards during his tenure at Alereon, most of which feature complex RF circuitry. Gregg received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas in 1986.