Wireless connectivity has expanded far beyond smartphones and WLAN routers, but we are still in the early stages of expanding beyond person-to-person communications as device-to-device connectivity in connected homes, machine-to-machine, industrial, and automotive segments become more commonplace. While these segments all share the LTE backbone, there are different requirements driving unique solutions, and therefore broadening the LTE content space.
Given that much has transpired over the course of several generations of cellular standards, you may ask what the future will bring. Skyworks believes we are in the early stages of even greater evolution as we progress to 5G. The way we do business and interact with each other may be scarcely recognizable to many of us in 20 years, yet entirely ordinary to our children.
Based on a new 5G white paper, webinar attendees will learn about the current state of LTE networks and the ways it could evolve to deliver a gigabit-per-second user experience in 5G. Attendees will learn about the impact of new 5G services from the mobile and fixed wireless perspectives and receive practical insights on preparing for 5G NR networks and devices.
- Understand how the industry will move from LTE-Advanced towards 5G
- Learn what new technologies are required to serve 5G
- Hear about the key differences between 4G and 5G radio interfaces
- Discover how 5G will expand into new, exciting market verticals, revolutionizing our lives
Peter L. Gammel is Chief Technology Officer for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He joined the company in June 2011 as part of Skyworks' acquisition of SiGe Semiconductor. At SiGe, he served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Engineering at Renaissance Wireless and Chief Technology Officer at AdvanceNanotech and for Agere Systems' Analog Products Business. He was also a distinguished member of technical staff at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. Dr. Gammel received a bachelor's of science in physics and mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University.
David R. Pehlke is currently a Senior Technical Director of Systems Engineering at Skyworks Solutions. He received his Ph.D. and M.S.E. in the areas of solid-state device physics and technology optimization of III-V compound semiconductors from the University of Michigan and his S.B.E.E from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Previous work experience includes the Rockwell Science Center, Ericsson Mobile Platforms, Silicon Laboratories and ST-Ericsson. He holds 44 issued patents with several others pending, is an IEEE Senior member and presently chairs the IEEE Buenaventura Communications Society.
Stephen J. Kovacic is Director of Advanced Technology for Skyworks Solutions. He has over 25 years of experience with semiconductors and optical devices. His technical background includes work on device physics, model parameter extraction, BiCMOS process flow engineering, and RF circuit design. Dr. Kovacic holds 16 patents in the area of optoelectronics and semiconductors. Prior to Skyworks he held positions at SiGe Semiconductor including Director, R&D where he managed the development of technology and products in the area of RF integrated circuits for wireless applications. In 2006, Dr. Kovacic was appointed patent and corporate counsel for SiGe Semiconductor until its acquisition by Skyworks Solutions in 2011. Dr. Kovacic earned his bachelor's of science from the University of Waterloo, a Ph.D. from McMaster University, and a Common Law Degree (LLB) from University of Ottawa. He holds an adjunct professor position at Carleton University.
Kevin Walsh is currently Senior Director of Mobile Product Marketing for Skyworks Solutions. He has extensive marketing experience in mobile systems from his time at IBM Semiconductor, Siemens Microelectronics and RF Micro Devices (now Qorvo). He develops long term product roadmaps and supports mobile operator engagements. He has strong relationships with mobile operators and is currently working on product roadmaps in support of the emerging 5G ecosystem. He received a bachelor's of science in electrical engineering (microwave and solid state semiconductors) from the University of Massachusetts, with advanced technical marketing work from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Caltech.