Earl McCune Jr.

In Memoriam : Dr. Earl McCune Jr.

We are very sad to announce the passing of Earl McCune. We had the privilege of working with Earl for over 20 years. He will be greatly missed. Earl was an active and distinguished member of the IEEE. More information can be found at :


Dr. McCune has over 40 years of experience in wireless communication technology, systems, and circuit design. He has learned across this career that a thorough understanding of physical fundamentals is essential to avoid making huge mistakes, providing an extremely useful check on mathematical derivations and computer simulations (not to mention young engineers!).

Earl holds over 90 US patents and has been frequently invited to speak at conferences worldwide. He graduated from UC Berkeley, Stanford, and UC Davis. He has been a Silicon Valley entrepreneur since 1986, starting up two groundbreaking technology companies that both provided successful exits to the investors. His work experience includes NASA, Hewlett-Packard, Watkins-Johnson, Cushman Electronics, Digital RF Solutions (start-up #1), Proxim, Tropian (start-up #2), Panasonic, and Eridan Communications (start-up #3). He was also an instructor for Besser Associates and a Professor at Delft University of Technology