for personal and industrial wireless devices. Ethertronics has annual shipments of about 100 million units to clients that include Samsung, LG Electronics, and Motorola. Ethertronics co-founders Laurent Desclos and Sebastian Rowson started the company in 2000 to commercialize new antenna technology known as IMD (isolated magnetic dipole). Rowson has filed 49 patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and 30 of those have currently been issued. He has also served as the director of technology transfer and as a senior engineer at Ethertronics. Previously, Rowson was a research engineer at the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his M.S. and a Ph.D. at the University of Paris-Sud. Rowson is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Mark Schrote is a senior consulting engineer with Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. He received his BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1978, 1980, and 1983, respectively from Ohio State University. Schrote has more than 28 years of experience in active electronically scanned array design, focusing on advanced development systems.