Online Panel Series
Title: DoD Market Trends for New Technologies
Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: Analog Devices, Rohde & Schwarz, Qorvo and Per Vices Corporation
This panel of experts will discuss new technologies the DoD is developing for new threats to defense and security such as AI, hypersonics, quantum computing and communications, autonomous vehicles and drones, drone detection/defeat, cognitive radar/EW, etc. They will focus on how RF/microwave technologies are enabling these new areas and the challenges that need to be overcome.
Moderator: Gary Lerude, Editor, Microwave Journal
Panelist: Yasmine King, General Manager, Aerospace & Defense, Analog Devices
Panelist: Tim Fountain, Global Market Segment Manager for RADAR & EW Test, Rohde & Schwarz
Panelist: Greg Clark, Sr. Account Manager, Defense & Aerospace Products, Qorvo
Panelist: Victor Wollesen, founder and CEO, Per Vices
Panel Participant Bios:
Moderator – Microwave Journal
Gary Lerude, Editor
Gary Lerude serves as the editor of Microwave Journal after spending most of his career in the RF semiconductor industry. He spent 19 years at Texas Instruments, 11 years at MACOM and six years with TriQuint. He's most proud of his role as a “midwife” aiding the birth of GaAs MMICs and their adoption by defense and commercial markets. Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in EE, a master’s in systems engineering and an engineers degree (ABD) in EE.
Yasmine King, General Manager, Aerospace & Defense
Yasmine King is a General Manager of Aerospace and Defense with 20+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry. She is currently with Analog Devices, Inc., a $6 billion global technology company based in Wilmington, MA. Yasmine holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering from Penn State University’s Schreyer Honors College and an M.S. Applied Mathematics from University of Texas at Dallas.
Yasmine began her career as an engineer specializing in DSP software where she spearheaded the creation of an algorithm ecosystem that streamlined DSP development. Utilizing the skills developed in engineering, Yasmine transitioned into a business development role, combining engineering logic and business strategy to uncover new uses for microcontroller technology. Yasmine’s ability to clearly communicate and connect ADI’s strategy to client needs led her to becoming a Sales Director across Northeastern U.S. and Canada, where she focused on developing a world-class team focused on collaborating with clients to solve their technology needs. In her current role as GM, Yasmine combines her skills as an innovative business leader with her engineering background to lead the Aerospace & Defense division as the applications adapt to today’s ever-changing landscape.
Yasmine is passionate about developing the next generation of engineers through her work with the FIRST Robotics organization as coach and mentor. She believes deeply in everyone’s ability to overcome challenges and has a proven record for creating collaborative teams that can adapt and respond positively in the face of adversity. Yasmine is an active triathlon competitor who brings her athletic persistence and commitment to goals into her daily life as a leader. When she isn’t working on business strategy, she encourages her three children to be curious and trades ideas with friends on how to shave seconds off her swimming pace.
Rhode & Schwarz
Tim Fountain, Global Market Segment Manager for RADAR & EW Test
Tim is the Global Market Segment Manager at Rohde & Schwarz, where he is responsible for the RADAR & Electronic Warfare segment. Tim has over 30 years of experience with market leaders in the Test & Measurement industry, focusing on RF and microwave applications in Aerospace & Defense. He started his professional life as an applications engineer and has also had roles in R&D, product planning, product marketing and business development. Tim holds a Masters Degree in Electrical and Electronic engineering from University of Hertfordshire in the UK. He is also certified as a chartered professional engineer in Europe. In his spare time Tim likes to fly, and is an instrument rated private pilot.
Greg Clark, Sr. Account Manager, Defense & Aerospace Products
Greg Clark is the Senior Account Manager for Aerospace and Defense Products at Qorvo in Richardson, Texas. In this role, Greg is responsible for the project management of custom and standard products that are intended for communication and RADAR systems customer relationships and new product engagements. The product focus is Microwave interpreted circuits and modules designed in GaN and GaAs processes. Greg has over 15 years experience in microwave IC design with a focus on the development of highly integrated, multifunction circuits that include amplifier, phase, attenuation and switch design. Prior to joining Qorvo, Greg worked at Cobham Defense Electronics Systems, SpectraPoint Wireless and Texas Instruments. Greg earned his Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Victor Wollesen, founder and CEO of Per Vices
Victor Wollesen is the CEO of Toronto-based Per Vices (PER VEE-SIS), a Toronto-based company that builds Software Defined Radios for mission critical applications. As a co-founder of the company, he has been the driving force behind advancements in the technology, and expanding product offerings and applications which range from radar and defense, test and measurement, spectrum monitoring and recording, and GNSS, to name a few. He has co-authored several peer-reviewed papers on SDR technology, one of which was presented at IEEE’s Radar Conference in 2020. Victor holds a physics degree from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.