Matthew B. Shoemake is the founder, CEO and President of WiQuest Communications, Inc. Dr. Shoemake most recently served as Director of Advanced Technology for Texas Instruments WLAN Business Unit. Shoemake was an initial team member at Alantro Communications which was acquired for $300M by Texas Instruments in 2000. Shoemake’s tenure at Texas Instruments and Alantro Communications spanned eight years. Dr. Shoemake served the IEEE 802.11 Working Group for over five years in various capacities including chairing the 400-plus member IEEE 802.11n Task Group that is setting the standard for the next generation of Wi-Fi products and chairing the IEEE 802.11g Task Group, which extends Wi-Fi data rates to 54 Mbps. Dr. Shoemake is co-inventor of the high performance option (PBCC) in the 802.11b and 802.11g standards, and he was a lead designer of TI’s IEEE 802.11b compliant processors. Shoemake received doctorate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Texas A&M University. Shoemake has 23 patents that are pending or issued and is the author of numerous articles and publications.