Company

Together with our partners, we deliver radio products specifically designed to meet mobile operators’ 5G-requirements and performance targets. Our core team of seasoned experts brings together all the relevant expertise for high-end radio design, manufacturing and test as well as network integration.

Management Team

With over half a century of combined experience in the mobile industry, the Airrays management team is dedicated to deliver the full mobile broadband experience in a mobile-driven world.

Wolfram Drescher

CEO. Wolfram was co-founder and managing director of Blue Wonder Communications GmbH before the company was acquired by Infineon and later by Intel. He also co-founded Systemonic AG, later acquired by Philips, where he was leading a development team and acquired public funded projects with a volume of more than 6 Million Euro. Wolfram received his diploma in engineering and PhD in 1994 and 2005, respectively, from Technical University of Dresden. Since September 1st 2017 he joined Airrays as CEO.

Volker Aue

CTO. Before founding Airrays, Volker was the lead architect of Intel’s LTE Modem platforms XMM7160 and XMM726. He was co-founder and CTO of Blue Wonder Communications GmbH before the company was acquired by Infineon and later by Intel. Volker was also co-founder of Systemonic AG, later acquired by Philips, where he was responsible for system development. Volker has extensive experience in designing modem solutions for mobile communications, especially LTE and mobile WLAN and DVB-H/T. He received his MSc from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 1994 and his PhD from TU Dresden in 2001.

Peter Meyer

Managing Director. Before founding Airrays, Peter worked as managing director and VP of the Dresden Design Center at Intel Mobile Communications. He was co-founder and managing director of Blue Wonder Communications GmbH where he and his team developed leading edge LTE IP before the company was acquired by Infineon and later by Intel. Having held leading positions at Intel, NXP, and Philips, Peter brings more than 25 years’ experience in wireless communications and digital signal processing to Airrays. He received his diploma and PhD both in physics from University of Göttingen in 1983 and 1987, respectively.

Albrecht Fehske

Head of Technical Marketing. Albrecht Fehske received his PhD with highest honors from TU Dresden in 2014. While working towards his PhD, he was involved in coordinating Cool Silicon, a research cluster consisting of more than 50 partners from industry and academia, focusing on energy efficiency in the ICT sector. Albrecht was also responsible for a research group at TU-Dresden and acquired publicly funded projects such as EARTH, as well as industry projects with, among others, NSN and Alcatel Lucent. Albrecht received his diploma in engineering in 2007 from TU Dresden. During his studies, he worked on research topics at Vodafone Group R&D as well as at the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group at Virginia Tech.

Michael Grieger

Test & Verification. Michael Grieger received his PhD with highest honors from TU Dresden in 2014. The major focus of his research was multi-cell signal processing with a focus on field trials. Michael operated the world largest testbed on LTE-Advanced in Dresden and led the work package on lab and field trial measurements in the EU-funded project ARTIST4. He co-authored 34 research publications and is inventor of 4 patents. Michael was involved in acquisition of several publicly funded research projects, such as RESCUE. Michael received his master degree from DHBW Stuttgart in 2005. During his master studies Michael was funded by the Herbert Quandt/ALTANA foundation and conducted research at CTU Prague as well as at Stanford University.

Jan Dohl

Firmware. Jan Dohl received his PhD degree from TU Dresden in 2014. His research focusses on the estimation and mitigation of analog RF impairments using digital baseband algorithms. To demonstrate the real-world applicability of the results, Jan developed an over-the-air demonstrator as part of a cooperation with National Instruments. Jan received his degree of diploma in information systems engineering in 2009 from TU Dresden. During his studies, Jan worked for MAFI Transport Systems developing embedded software for special-purpose vehicles.

Prof. Gerhard Fettweis

Advisor. Since 1994 Gerhard is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany, with currently 20 companies from Asia, Europe, and the US sponsoring his research on wireless technologies and chip design. He is currently coordinating several research initiatives and has so far acquired more than € 1 billion funding in research projects. Airrays is already the 11th Start-Up company co-founded by Gerhard. Others include Systemonic (acquired by Philips Semiconductors), Radioplan (acquired by Actix), Signalion (acquired by National Instruments), RadioOpt, Blue Wonder Communication (acquired by Intel), InRadios and Exelonix. Gerhard received his PhD in 1990 from RWTH Aachen.

We deliver

  • Massive MIMO radio design to meet individual market requirements and customer demands.
  • Volume production and test through partnerships with established ODMs
  • Full vRAN-integration and operations-support through partnerships with all leading vRAN system vendors