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Audrey LeGrande
Assistant Director of Alumni
and Student Relations
1072 ECE Building
306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 300-1783


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Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award (2005)

Raymon Chin Raymond Chin

BSEE 1976
MSEE 1977
PhD EE 1980
Chairman, Mtone Wireless Corporation
Santa Clara, California

Raymond Chin, cofounder of Mtone Wireless Corporation, has served as its Chairman since the company's inception in 1994 and its CEO from 1996 to 2003.  Mtone established the first mobile information services in China by offering mobile Internet information and mobile stock trading services in 1998 with China Telecom.  Its innovative wireless network and mobile devices integrated a data broadcast stream and two-way data channel.

As Chairman of Proxim Inc, Mr. Chin led the company to pioneer the first commercial Wireless LANs in 1992, which launched the WLAN industry. The company had its Initial Public Offering in 1993.  He served on its Board until 2002.

Mr. Chin served as a general partner for two venture firms and on the Boards of multiple companies and professional organizations and has spoken numerous times at Illinois on Entrepreneurship.