FRANCIS S. AURICCHIO, JR.President and Chief Executive Officer
Francis S. Auricchio, Jr. has over 30 years of solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) experience in the satellite communications industry. As a senior scientist for over 24 years at Boeing Satellite Systems, formerly Hughes Space and Communications Company, he was responsible for the design, development, and production of solid-state power amplifiers at microwave, millimeter wave, and optical frequencies. Fran held several management positions at Boeing, and was responsible for the solid-state power amplifier product line, the management of major external development subcontracts, and internal research and development activities. During this time, he has been responsible for the evaluation and insertion of new devices and technologies for use in the development of microwave and millimeter wave amplifiers. Fran received a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology.
MICHAEL P. DELISIO, PH.D.Chief Technical Officer and Founder
Michael DeLisio, Chief Technical Officer and Founder of Wavestream, is an internationally recognized expert on spatial power combining. He demonstrated the first watt-level output from a grid amplifier, and is an originator of the modeling technique used in the design of Grid Amplifiers. Mike is active in the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and has published more than 50 papers in industry-respected journals and conferences. Mike earned a Ph.D. degree from Caltech, and taught engineering at the University of Hawaii before founding Wavestream.
CHAD DECKMAN, PH.D.VP Research & Development and Founder
As Vice President Engineering and Founder of Wavestream, Chad Deckman brought the company’s core technology to the point at which commercialization was viable. Chad’s 38 GHz, 5-watt single chip Grid Amplifier still holds the record for the highest output power from a single chip at that frequency. Prior to co-founding Wavestream, Chad was a development engineer at Agilent. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Caltech.
Chun-Tung (Lawrence) Cheung, Ph.D.Managing Director, Wavestream Corporation (Asia) Pte Ltd
Lawrence Cheung has extensive experience in the design of amplifiers using Spatial Power combining techniques. After developing his design skills in the Caltech group that pioneered Wavestream's "Grid" amplifier technology, Lawrence joined Wavestream as a principle designer of grid amplifier devices, waveguide and antenna structures for Spatial Power combining. As Managing Director of Wavestream Corporation (Asia) Pte Ltd, he has a broad range of responsibilities related to the development of state-of-the-art technology for insertion into Wavestream's products and advancing Wavestream's interests in Asian markets. Lawrence earned his PhD degree from Caltech.