Hall of Fame 2021
Dr. Ali Khatibzadeh is the Founder and CEO of LUMEOVA. He is a proud graduate of NC State University with B.S. in EE and Physics in 1982, M.S. EE in 1984 and Ph.D. EE in 1987.
During his career, he has held several R&D and business executive positions all focused on the development and commercialization of wireless products and technologies. Following graduation from NC State University, he joined Texas Instruments where he led the development of radio frequency (RF) technologies and integrated circuits for digital cellular market. In 1998, he joined Ericsson’s US division as Director of Technology in RTP. He and his team developed chipset and antenna solutions for Ericsson’s mobile phones. In 2000, he moved to ANADIGICS as Vice President & General Manager of Wireless Unit delivering RF integrated modules to global smart phone manufacturers. In 2010, he joined TranSwitch Corporation as President & CEO and led the company in the delivery of network processors to Telecom OEMs. Following his passion to break wireless communication barriers, he founded LUMEOVA in 2014 on the Centennial Campus of NC State University. LUMEOVA is developing an exciting, ultra-fast, wireless connectivity solution for consumer electronics and telecommunication markets. Ali married his love, Laura, while they were both students at NC State and they are especially proud of their three wonderful daughters, Sarah, Natalie and Julia.