This special MIcroApps panel session is open to everyone on the IMS 2014 exhibition floor. The panel will examine the challenges to device design and device/system testing for 5G technologies such as mmWave/TeraHertz transceivers, Massive MIMO, Carrier Aggregation, CoMP, AESA radios. SDR, and other related technologies for the future.

Panel members:

Moderator - Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and is a professor of computer science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is also a professor of radiology at the NYU School of Medicine. Rappaport is the founding director of NYU WIRELESS, the world’s first academic research center to combine engineering, computer science, and medicine. Earlier, he founded two of the world’s largest academic wireless research centers: The Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002, and the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG), now known as Wireless@ at Virginia Tech, in 1990. He has over 100 U.S. or international patents issued or pending and has authored, co-authored, and co-edited 18 books, including the world’s best-selling books on wireless communications and smart antennas. Rappaport received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and is an Outstanding Alumni of his alma mater.

Market Overview - Eric Higham is Director of the GaAs and Compound Semiconductors Technologies (GaAs) Program within the Strategic Technologies Practice of Strategy Analytics. He develops insights and analysis to provide an understanding of the dynamics and trends for components in the wired and wireless communications markets. His experience includes more than 35 years of engineering, business development and marketing for semiconductor products in commercial and military applications. Mr. Higham holds an MSEE degree from Northeastern University and a BSEE degree from Cornell University.

Steve Reyes is the Senior Product Manager for VectorStar VNA at Anritsu Company.  He has designed and marketed microwave test equipment for more than 30 years and has presented papers and conducted workshops on microwave test measurements for ARFTG, NIST, and IEEE organizations.  Steve holds degrees from the University of California, Davis and Santa Clara University.

Roger Nichols is the 5G Program Manager for Agilent Technologies.  His nearly 30 years of experience in the wireless industry spans various roles in Manufacturing and R&D and crosses the evolution from analog cellular radio through LTE and beyond.  He spent the last ten years as the Marketing Director for Agilent’s Mobile Broadband Operation responsible for delivering the Wireless Test-sets and systems which are used in all major design and certification labs as well as manufacturing facilities worldwide.

James Kimery is the director of marketing for RF, communications, and software defined radio (SDR) initiatives at National Instruments (NI). In this role, James is responsible for the company’s communication system design and SDR strategies. He also manages NI’s advanced research RF/Communications Lead User program. Prior to joining NI, James was the director of marketing for Silicon Laboratories’ wireless division, which later became a subsidiary of ST-Ericsson. He has authored over 26 technical papers and articles covering a variety of wireless and test and measurement topics. James earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Henrik Morkner from Copenhagen, Denmark and attended SJSU and Stanford in California. He holds a BSEE and MSEE degrees. He is the Director of Engineering at the MACOM Design Center in Santa Clara, California. He has published over 30 papers and is named in 9 US patents in microwave. He has extensive experience with design through production of successful MMIC designs from DC to over 80 GHz in instruments, handsets, WiFi, and P2P radios.

Jeffrey L. Hesler is the Chief Technology Officer of Virginia Diodes and a Visiting Research Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. His career is focused on the creation of new technologies that are making possible the full exploitation of the Terahertz frequency band for scientific, defense and industrial applications. He has authored more than 25 journal and conference publications, and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He received the B.S.EE, cum laude, in May 1989 from Va. Tech, the M.S.EE in May 1991 from the University of Virginia, and the the Ph.D.EE in January 1996 from the University of Virginia.