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Session 1: Plenary I: 5G Technologies
Chair: Drew Hanser, Veeco Instruments, Inc.
The emergence of new 5G networks and their enabling technologies is one of the most exciting and challenging opportunities for the compound semiconductor industry. The CS MANTECH 2017 opening plenary will feature four invited industry speakers identifying directions, opportunities, and challenges for 5G technologies. We will open with a talk from Skyworks Solutions, Inc. by Stephen J. Kovacic, who will examine technology directions for 5G radio frontend modules. Daniel Thomasson from Keysight Technologies will then examine how the demands of the test and measurement market provide insight into how the goals for 5G technologies can be achieved. Next, Steve Mahon from Feldman Engineering will explore how the changing 5G standard will affect RF filter technology. Lastly, Debabani Choudhury from Intel Corporation will examine technology directions for 5G communications. Following the plenary speakers, Eric Higham from Strategy Analytics will examine the prospects for 5G technologies and if they can re-invigorate growth in the compound semiconductor market.