Technical Education Webinar Series
Title: 5G Roundtable: Everything You Need to Know about 5G Today
Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: Qorvo, Inc. and RFMW
Presented by: Eric Higham, Strategy Analytics, Director, Advanced Semiconductor Applications, Scott Vasquez, Director, Qorvo Senior Market Strategy Manager, Infrastructure & Defense Products and Bryan Soukup, Director of Marketing at Qorvo Mobile Products
Join Qorvo and Strategy Analytics for a high-level roundtable to discuss the current 5G marketplace, the system requirements for handsets and base stations, and how compound semiconductors such as GaAs and GaN are evolving to address new opportunities.
As a preferred RF supplier for mobile and wireless infrastructure providers, Qorvo is working with many of the leading communications companies to develop critical technology for the deployment of 5G networks globally. The rollout of these next generation systems are helping operators address current capacity and data demand constraints.
Qorvo’s 5G leaders will provide an in-depth examination of the technology and how it is supporting system requirements for the next-generation network requirements.
As Director for Strategy Analytics’ Advanced Semiconductor Applications Service, Eric Higham provides analysis of the dynamics and trends for processes, technologies and components in wired and wireless communications markets. His areas of research include 3G and emerging 4G wireless networks, fiber optic networks, CATV, millimeter wave communications, broadband, military radar, EW and communications applications.
Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Eric worked in a variety of engineering, business development and marketing roles for Raytheon, Micro-Dynamics and M/A-COM. In these positions, he participated in the emergence and growth of the commercial wireless industry. Eric holds an MSEE degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a BSEE degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
Scott Vasquez is a Senior Market Strategy Manager for Infrastructure and Defense Products at Qorvo Inc. Mr. Vasquez’s responsibilities include the development of market strategies to drive sustainable and profitable revenue growth within the infrastructure market, with a focus on 5G. He has championed product development using a multitude of semiconductor technologies, including, but not limited to, GaAs, GaN, BAW, SAW, SOI, SiGe, and CMOS. Mr. Vasquez holds a B.A. in Quantitative Economics, a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in RF & Microwave Engineering, all from Tufts University.
Bryan Soukup is a Director of Marketing at Qorvo. Prior to this position, Mr. Soukup worked as a Senior Marketing Manager, an Account Manager, a Business Development Manager, and a Staff Applications Engineer. He also worked as an engineer for GoGo Business Aviation (previously Aircell) and Motorola. Mr. Soukup received his BSEE from the University of Florida.
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