Welcome to Microwave Journal's Online Show coverage of CTIA 2013 and Microwave Journal/Horizon House hosted RF/Microwave Zone pavilion to be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 21-23. Our special coverage includes content from conference organizers, exhibitors, the latest product releases, social media, and show review from Editor, David Vye.
Cree Inc. will be a first time exhibitor this year in the RF/Microwave Zone at CTIA 2013. The RF Zone, which is organized and managed by Microwave Journal, features approximately twenty RF component and communication IC manufacturers along with test equipment providers. Cree is a world’s leading manufacturer of GaN HEMT devices, which are ideally suited for a host of telecom applications in both macro-base stations and small cells. These devices are perfect for applications seeking to improve bandwidth, efficiency, frequency of operation, or for transmitters challenged to reduce size and weight.
CTIA Wireless returned to Las Vegas last week for its annual gathering of wireless industry leaders to discuss the ideas and experiences transforming this dynamic industry. CTIA was founded in 1984 as the Cellular Telephone Industry Association and merged with the Wireless Data Forum to become the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association in 2000. In 2004, the name was changed to CTIA – The Wireless Association to reflect that the wireless industry now included data and other communications services in addition to telephone service.
Liz Ronchetti, owner of Wenzel Associates, talks about the joys of engineering and finding opportunities for a company willing to take on the most challenging custom design requirements in high precision frequency control.
4G World returns this month with an expected 8,000 attendees. This event attracts a number of microwave-centric companies, many of whom will be presenting their solutions for addressing the challenges of global LTE deployment.