We are connecting the planet to empower a sustainable, shared future.
We began with a fundamental technological question.
Eridan was founded in 2013 in Santa Clara, CA to explore the idea of a polar transmitter built in Gallium Nitride.
By combining Earl McCune’s experience with polar transmitters, Dubravko Babic’s experience with Gallium Nitride, and Doug Kirkpatrick’s ability to fill in the gaps, we reached a new level of tunability, energy efficiency, and clean signals with over 28 US patents issued and pending.
After acquiring an initial exploratory contract with DARPA, we realized our MIRACLE RFFE module provides major solutions in 5G small cells and massive MIMO, IoT, satellite communications, and more. We are enabling fast, reliable, and affordable connectivity everywhere.
Our team has grown since then (and continues to grow rapidly) to become a casual and energetic environment. We currently have two locations: Mountain View in California, USA and Zagreb, Croatia. To learn more about joining Eridan, please visit our Careers page.
Meet the Team
Douglas Kirkpatrick, CEO
Douglas Kirkpatrick is a VC and former Chief Scientist at DARPA, where he led projects ranging from rapid DNA synthesis to real-time holographic displays. Prior to DARPA, Dr. Kirkpatrick was the VP of R&D for Fusion Lighting, a Maryland-based high-efficiency lighting startup, and prior to that a staff scientist and VP at SAIC. Dr. Kirkpatrick received his BS degree (Physics & Mathematics) from the College of William and Mary (1980) and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1988 (Physics). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has authored more than 30 journal articles and 60 US and international patents.
Eve Cohen, CFO
Eve Cohen has over 20 years of accounting, finance and operations experience in the large corporate and start-up spheres. Eridan is her 6th growth company. She spent 3 years in Japan with Apple, Inc. and has been a financial manager to companies in the semiconductor, solar, biotechnology and internet security spaces. Ms. Cohen has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dubravko Babić, President, Eridan Croatia
Dubravko Babić is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing of the University of Zagreb, and former VP RF Electronics for Group4 Labs, where he managed the development of RF power amplifiers based on GaN-on-diamond technology. In 1999, he founded Alvésta Corporation where he served as CEO and subsequently as CTO, developing high-speed multichannel fiber-optic modules. Prior to that he worked at Hewlett Packard Laboratories. Dr. Babić has over 140 publications and has been named inventor on 35 US patents.
Amy Lamboley, VP of Marketing & Business Development
Amy Lamboley has over 10 years of telecommunications marketing experience, working in startups and established global organizations. Prior to joining Eridan, Amy led product marketing for Tata Communications’ $1.5B voice services portfolio, and prior to that worked with clients including Equinix, Vodafone, and Hudson Fiber Networks as head of Account Strategy at STC Associates. Eridan is the third startup for which Amy has led marketing, and her technology experience includes enterprise software, clean tech, autonomous vehicles and IOT. Amy studied history at the University of Chicago, and in her spare time she likes to cook for her family and friends.
Frank Marazita, VP of Operations
Frank Marazita has over 30 years of experience in technology manufacturing with experience including multiple startups and established public companies. Prior to joining Eridan, Frank held VP Operations roles at Ambiq Microsystems, Amalfi Semiconductor, Exar Corp, Analogix Semiconductor and ATI. Additionally has held senior Engineering Management Roles at Sun Microsystems, and National Semiconductor. Frank has been issued seven semiconductor patents and holds a BSEE degree from Michigan State University.
Susy Kamin, Director of Human Resources
Susy Kamin has over 20 years of experience in organizational psychology and human resources. Prior to joining Eridan, Susy has been a consultant and manager implementing organizational solutions for a wide variety of companies. She holds a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron.
Fulvio Bonecchi, Director of RF System
Fulvio is a senior technologist with more than 25 years of experience in the RF/microwave digital communication industry, including circuit design, system architecture, integration, and testing. Prior to joining Eridan, Fulvio has worked in startups as well as established companies like Siemens-Nokia, Ericsson Microwave, Teledyne. He has patents and several publications in the microwave circuits and satellite communications area. He enjoys spending his free time with family and playing soccer with his two children.
Murphy, VP of Cuteness
As our Vice President of Cuteness, Murphy’s main priority at Eridan is to collect as many treats and belly rubs as possible. Murphy has years of experience looking adorable and bringing joy to the office. Some of Murphy’s favorite hobbies include taking afternoon walks with Eve and greeting newcomers.
Earl McCune, CTO, 2013-2020
Earl McCune was an Eridan cofounder and CTO until his sudden death in May, 2020. Earl was a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur with nearly 40 years of experience in the wireless communications industry, including founding two successful start-ups: Digital RF Solutions (1986-1991, merged with ) and (1996–2006, acquired by Panasonic). Earl McCune received his BS/EECS degree from UC Berkeley, his MSEE () from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. from UC Davis in 1979, 1983, and 1998 respectively. He is a named inventor on 86 issued US patents, and is the author of Practical Digital Wireless Signals (Cambridge University Press 2010).