Taoglas Appoints Antenna Technology Veteran as VP of Engineering Jeff Shamblin holds 77 issued patents, will help prepare company for next-gen IoT, automotive systems.
SAN DIEGO – April 25, 2018 –Taoglas, a leading provider of IoT and automotive antenna and RF solutions, today announced that wireless and antenna industry veteran Jeff Shamblin has joined Taoglas as vice president of engineering. Shamblin, who holds 77 issued patents related to antenna technology and communication systems, is tasked with driving Taoglas’ continued innovation and preparing for the next generation of communications technologies in the wireless, M2M, IoT and automotive markets.
Shamblin joins Taoglas from Ethertronics, where he spent 12 years in the roles of CTO and chief scientist and was responsible for R&D projects related to active antenna techniques directed towards commercial communication systems. He also spent five years in engineering roles at two RFID start-ups, SCS Corp. and Claridy Solutions, and 22 years working as a senior antenna engineer in aerospace for Lockheed Martin and Northrop designing antenna systems for aircraft, missile and ground station applications.
“The addition of Jeff to the Taoglas team will ensure we remain a leader in driving the next generation of high-quality antenna and RF solutions,” said Ronan Quinlan, joint-CEO at Taoglas. “Jeff’s particular technology expertise will help Taoglas continue to innovate in key areas critical to our customers’ success, including millimeter wave and sub-6 GHz configurations for 5G, innovative solutions for GNSS antennas as new bands such as L5 come into operation, and new automotive-based communication and navigation systems.”
Shamblin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from California State University-Northridge and has completed post-graduate studies in radar systems. Among his many accomplishments, he led a small R&D group to develop a band-switching antenna to cover wide LTE frequency bands for laptop applications and also was part of a small team that developed the first beam-steering antenna system to a WiFi laptop.
“Taoglas has a strong reputation for quality and innovation in the antenna and RF industry. I’m excited to apply my expertise to help Taoglas continue to exceed customer expectations and keep ahead of the field in these quick-moving markets,” Shamblin said.
Taoglas provides advanced antenna and RF solutions to the world’s leading wireless and IoT companies. With eight world-class design, support and test centers in Ireland, Germany, China, and the USA, Taoglas works with its customers to provide the best solution for their unique antenna and RF challenges, quickly and easily. In-house manufacturing in China, the USA and Ireland enable us to deliver the highest quality products. Our team of professionals live and breathe RF solutions, with expertise and experience across different wireless and IoT use cases, from LTE to GNSS, DSRC, and NFC and beyond to 5G. This expertise is proven in the huge number of success stories across a variety of applications, including Telematics, Automotive, Metering, Smart Grid, Wearables, Medical Devices, Remote Monitoring, and High-Speed Video Broadcasting.