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Evolution of the RF Front End Online Panel Session


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1/26/21 11:00 am to 1/26/21 12:00 pm EST

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Online Panel Series

Title: Evolution of the RF Front End Online Panel Session

Date: January 26, 2021

Time: 8am PT / 11am ET

Sponsored by: GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Teledyne e2v and Richardson RFPD

This panel of experts will discuss the evolution of RF Front Ends to the state of the art available today for various applications including cellular mobile device/infrastructure, SATCOM, space and military. The latest architectures, tradeoffs and component selection will be covered including topics such as filtering, switching, amplification, power management and direct digital sampling. There will be a Q&A session with the audience at the end with moderator Chris Taylor from Strategy Analytics leading the discussion.

Moderator: Chris Taylor, Director of RF Component Strategies at Strategy Analytics
Panelist: Shankaran Janardhanan, Vice President, Mobile Radio & Wi-Fi Business at GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Panelist: Nicolas Chantier, Marketing Director at Teledyne e2v
Panelist: Razvan Rusu, Global Engineering Director at Richardson RFPD

Panel Participant Bios:

Moderator – Strategy Analytics

TaylorChris Taylor, Director of RF Component Strategies

Christopher Taylor, Director, RF & Wireless Components, is responsible for managing radio frequency and wireless component activities within the Strategic Technologies Practice. His experience includes 15 years in the semiconductor industry working for companies making digital, mixed-signal, and RF components for handsets, LANs and WLANs, computers, and other electronic systems. Chris holds an MS degree in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, an MS in Physics from Ohio State University, and a BS in Physics from Pennsylvania State University.


JanardhananShankaran Janardhanan, Vice President, Mobile Radio & Wi-Fi Business

Shankaran Janardhanan is the Vice President of the Mobile Radio & Wi-Fi business line at GlobalFoundries® (GF®). In this role, Shankaran has responsibility for P&L management for GF's mobile radio and Wi-Fi business with a focus on growing a portfolio of business lines including front-end modules, Wi-Fi, transceivers and gesture sensing. Shankaran holds an MBA from the University of California–Berkeley and an MS in electrical engineering from Temple University.

Teledyne e2v

ChantierNicolas Chantier, Marketing Director

Having worked for Teledyne e2v for almost 14 years, Nicolas Chantier heads up the marketing team for its Data & Signal Processing Solutions division. He is based at the company’s site in Grenoble (France). Prior to joining Teledyne e2v, he worked for National Semiconductor in Germany for 10 years and had previous experience with Kenwood Electronics and Alcatel. Nicolas has a degree in Engineering from Coventry University (UK).

Richardson RFPD

RusuRazvan Rusu, Global Engineering Director

Razvan Rusu is Director of Global Engineering at Richardson RFPD, Inc. He has 30 years of experience in the industry with a background in fiber optic system design, RF and Microwave design and technical sales. Raz has 17 years with Richardson RFPD in various engineering positions and manages Richardson RFPD’s engineering team. He has a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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