Qualcomm President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf will be the plenary session speaker on Monday, June 18 at the IEEE MTT-S 2012 International Microwave Symposium (IMS).

As a pioneer of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology, Mollenkopf will address the design complexity and deployment challenges of 3G and 4G chipsets drives in his talk “3G/4G Chipsets and the Mobile Data Explosion.”

“Mollenkopf is ideally positioned to provide an acute and authoritative perspective on microwave technology and business,” said Dr. Ke Wu, IMS symposium general chair. “His experience allows him to provide deep insight into how device and network complexity will result in significant opportunities for the industry.”

IMS2012, with a theme of “Microwaves without Borders,” will be held June 17-22, 2012 in Palais des Congrès de Montreal as the centerpiece of Microwave Week 2012. In addition to IMS2012, Microwave Week includes the collocated RFIC Symposium and the ARFTG Conference.

Since 2008, Mollenkopf has led Qualcomm’s semiconductor business, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), and served as executive vice president and group president of Qualcomm. A published IEEE author, Mollenkopf holds patents in areas including power estimation and measurement, multi-standard transmitter system and wireless communication transceiver technology. He serves on the board of directors for the Semiconductor Industry Association and serves as a member of the board executive committee and CEO council for the Global Semiconductor Alliance.