Metawave delivers Connectivity & Mobility technology platforms to power smart applications today and tomorrow.
Metawave is developing advanced automotive and aerial imaging radar technology that enables unmatched range and point-cloud resolution in all weather conditions, fulfilling the needs of today’s missing ADAS sensor. The core technology is based on combining the best of analog front-end beamforming and steering Antenna in Package (AiP) modules, hybrid virtual MIMO arrays architectures, and simplified back-end digital signal processing enabling faster frame rate and 5D radar capabilities (range, velocity, angular accuracy or resolution in the horizontal and vertical directions and real-time object classification). These flexible and scalable building-blocks architectures meet OEM next generation performance metrics within target price and size factors. With 250+ filed patents and 18 issued/allowed to date, Metawave has secured their place as the first to demonstrate realizable analog beamforming and steering radar solutions for these markets, and first to develop the highly integrated multi-channel front-end beamforming AiP modules that are agnostic to radar Tier 2 chipset selections. Metawave’s core technology is also being developed for 5G telecommunications applications with focus on enhanced speed, bandwidth and coverage through low cost, infrastructure light deployments. The beamforming solutions for 5G communications include high-performance passive reflectors and active, analog repeaters.
MAHA ACHOUR, PhD
CEO, CTO, Founder
Board Member, Forbes 50 Vision
Maha is a senior leader with more than 25 years’ experience in both public, defense, and startup companies in semiconductor and wireless RF and optical communication and sensing systems. She was recently recognized in Forbes 50 Vision list for founding Metawave. Maha is also Glass Dyenamics Chairwoman of the board. Her strong technology background combined with leadership, business and marketing skills. Previously, Maha served as co-founder and CTO of Rayspan, Dir of Adv Technology at SDRC (Boeing), and Dir of Adv Technology of Optical access where she pioneered the first broadcast HDTV system over satellite, mm-wave/Free-Space Optical systems for last mile connectivity, and led various DARPA projects in wireless MIMO and Optical devices. She holds a doctorate degree in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), authored over 35 publications, and holds more than 75 granted patents and over 150 pending applications.
COO, CLO and co-Founder
Sandy is a senior executive counsel and leader with 20 years' experience in public companies, law firms, and start-ups in the wireless, mobile, semiconductor, microprocessor, networking, Internet, commerce, financial, and payments industries. Most of Sandy's career was focused on providing IP guidance to innovators and businesses in emerging high-tech areas, recently including meta-structure innovations for wireless communications. Sandy has a demonstrated track record in effective IP landscaping and analysis, and building and managing patent portfolios through development of internal innovations, acquisitions of third party acquisitions, and in-bound licensing. Sandy is an experienced manager, accomplished in developing talent, team building, and counseling, with strong negotiation skills and analytical capabilities.
Chief Customer Officer
Conny brings 30+ years' international experience in traditional and high-tech industries. He has a successful track record engaging and closing deals with a broad spectrum of companies ranging from start-ups to F500 companies with $30+ billion in annual revenues. Prior to joining Metawave, Conny was Sr. Director of Business Development at PARC, with focus on communications, manufacturing, and automotive. Prior, Conny worked for Oracle as Strategic Sales Director, assigned to Global Network Equipment Provider OEM Accounts, representing $400M+ in systems revenue. At Sun Microsystems, he was Sr. Manager of Strategic Account Development, and was assigned to global accounts representing $800M+ in revenue. Conny holds a Hochschule für Technik, Esslingen, Germany: Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur (M.S. in Business & Engineering).
Harry brings over 35 years' experience in business strategy and operations, and international M&A, IPOs and debt issues, with industry-leading start-ups, public companies and financial institutions. He began his professional career with Schlumberger, then went on to merchant banking with Citigroup, Baring Brothers and Bear Stearns, before transitioning to deep-tech and telecom sector at Airgain, Wireless Facilities, and others. He led teams to raise $500 million in IPOs and $2.5 billion in debt issues, and completed $1.5 billion in cross-border M&A, and formulated and implemented strategic initiatives for wireless telecom operators. Harry earned his B.Sc. in Engineering from Cornell and an MBA from Columbia. He served as an advisor and mentor for CONNECT start-ups, and was a volunteer tutor at MCB Camp Pendleton. He now edits and translates French, Italian and Spanish Renaissance devotionals.