Laurent Desclos brings approximately 20 years’ wireless industry experience to Ethertronics as its President and Chief Executive Officer, a role in which he is responsible for the total management of Ethertronics and its global antenna design and manufacturing operations.
Desclos previously served as Ethertronics’ Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer. In addition to managing Ethertronics’ day-to-day operations, Desclos was responsible for overseeing the company’s global research and design teams. A specialist in the design of antennas and RF integrated circuits, Desclos has been intimately involved in developing Ethertronics’ patent portfolio, expanding the company’s operations in Korea, China and Taiwan, and recruiting Ethertronics’ world-class engineering and in-country management teams.
Prior to becoming a founding member of Ethertronics, Desclos held various research and development positions with NEC in Princeton, New Jersey and Tokyo, Japan, where his research teams focused on the advancement of CMOS, BiCMOS and GaAs RF ICs for WLAN applications at 2.4, 5 and 60 GHz. Additionally, Desclos was a consultant to the French military for EMI, EMC and frequency coordination issues in France and Gabon. He holds more than 40 international patents and has authored more than 150 papers on subjects including radar cross sections, electromagnetic radiation theory, RF circuit design, antenna theory and applications.
Desclos received his Doctorate from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Rennes, France. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a technical advisor to several wireless startups.