Brent Dietz, director of corporate communications at Qorvo, has seen a lot of engineering and technology during 30+ years in the tech industry. His primary role is making geek-speak understandable to the non-geek public, reporters and non-technical analysts. It's challenging — simplifying without distorting — and it helps to have a sense of humor. Brent does, which he shares with Microwave Journal readers from time to time.
Paraphrasing Mark Twain, reports of the death of CATV technology are greatly exaggerated. According to Qorvo's Brent Dietz, projections at the recent Cable-Tec Expo 2018 are data rates from HFC networks will reach 30 to 60 Gbps.
There was a time when cell phone brands reflected European and U.S. dominance of the market. No longer, says Qorvo's Brent Dietz. The world's largest mobile market is producing its own smartphones, and they are coming to a store near you.
Feel like it's too hot this summer? Well, we're not the only ones sensitive to the heat. Qorvo's Brent Dietz reminds us that RF systems can become temperamental when they get too hot and often require special technologies to keep running as advertised.
The waves surrounding Hawaii next week may be dwarfed by the tsunami of hype about 5G expounded at the International Microwave Symposium. Worried that you might get swept out to sea, Qorvo's Brent Dietz offers this cautionary perspective.