Leadership Team

Yan Hui

Founder, CEO

Yan has extensive experience leading new technology development, managing R&D organization and teaming with business development and marketing functions to serve customers. Prior to AirHop, he established and managed 3G advanced R&D group at TI, successfully developing core system IPs for 3G UMTS products, including UMTS, HSDPA and HSUPA. He led technical teams and collaboration with strategic partners to develop the industry’s first 1xEV-DV UE systems. He also chaired the TI wireless system patent committee and led the company’s 3G standards activities for a number of years. Yan has also held various management and engineering positions at Nortel and Dot Wireless, has more than 20 patents granted or pending, and a number of IEEE publications. He holds a BS degree from Tianjin University, China and a MSEE degree from University of Wisconsin – Madison.


Hanson On

Founder, VP Engineering

Hanson is responsible for all engineering activities bringing extensive experience leading product development, supporting customers and building engineering teams. Prior to AirHop, he led an advanced R&D team at TI to deliver UMTS HSUPA modem co-processor. He also served as a modem architect working closely with customers to define next generation modem capabilities. He led a system integration team supporting customer deployment of TI CDMA2000 products. Hanson led an engineering team at Sierra Wireless/AirPrime to deliver CDMA2000 modules for Palm/Handspring Treo300 and Treo600. He was responsible for CDMA2000 chipset SW design and development at Dot Wireless and at General Instrument, he and colleagues invented statistic multiplexing algorithms for HD TV uplink satellite transponders. He also held various engineering positions at 3COM/US Robotics.


Joe Thome

VP Business Development

Joe is responsible for product marketing as well as managing customer and partner relationships. He has extensive experience leading business development and marketing of core technology products including digital RF transceiver ICs for Orca Systems and a variety of cellular UE modem solutions for TI, including CDMA2000, WiMAX, TD-SCDMA and UMTS. Joe was a co-founder of Dot Wireless, a CDMA2000 modem IC company, serving as CFO from inception through its acquisition by TI. He has also held various marketing and engineering roles for Protomatics, NextWave Telecom and Motorola. He holds a BSEE from the University of Iowa, a MSEE from National Technological University, and a MBA from UCLA.