Online Panel Series
Title: Online Panel: Upper mmWave and THz Communications Technology for 6G
Date: December 14, 2022
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: Virginia Diodes, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz
This panel of experts will discuss the future of communications systems using higher frequencies targeted for 6G deployments. They will review and debate the best devices and architectures for these systems and the test challenges that need to be solved to measure and evaluate them.
Moderator: Eric Higham, Director of the Advanced Semiconductor Applications and the Advanced Defense Systems Services, Strategy Analytics
Panelist: Gerhard Schoenthal, COO, Virginia Diodes
Panelist: Mohammad Salah, Senior Hardware Design Engineer, Anritsu Company
Panelist: Taro Eichler, Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
Panel Participant Bios:
Moderator – Strategy Analytics
Eric Higham, Director of the Advanced Semiconductor Applications and the Advanced Defense Systems Services, Strategy Analytics
Eric Higham is Director of the Advanced Semiconductor Applications and the Advanced Defense Systems Services at Strategy Analytics. He develops forecasts, insights and analysis to provide an understanding of the dynamics and trends for processes, materials and components in a variety of commercial and defense markets. He is an industry veteran with more than 42 years of semiconductor experience. Previously, he performed a variety of engineering, business development, marketing and management functions for M/A-COM, MicroDynamics and Raytheon. Eric holds an MSEE degree from Northeastern University and a BSEE degree from Cornell University.
Gerhard Schoenthal, COO
Gerhard received his BS in Physics from the US Naval Academy in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Virginia in 2003. After graduating from the Naval Academy, he served on active duty in the US Navy for 5 years on the USS Chandler and the USS John A. Moore. After graduate school, he worked as a Senior Process Engineer at Intel PTD in 2003 and 2004. For the past 18 years, he has served in many roles at Virginia Diodes, Inc. the world's leading mmWave and THz test and measurement and components company where he is currently the Chief Operations Officer.
Mohammad Salah, Senior Hardware Design Engineer
Mohammad has more than 18 years of experience as a design scientist in Electromagnetic research. His expertise includes Monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) chip design, mmWave, and Sub THz. His design experience includes mmWave transceivers for 5G and Automotive radars, test equipment, microwave components and system level architectures, GPS simulators and receivers, software defined radio, MIMO, remote sensing, analog optical transceivers, sound cameras, neural networks, and genetic algorithms.
Throughout his career Mohammad delivered lectures and taught classes to undergrad and grad engineering students. He was also responsible for designing customer education training seminars and supervised more than 110 scientific research projects as a Senior IEEE member. Mohammad’s main interest is discovering and exploring electromagnetism and developing products. He co-authors his publications with his wife who has significant contributions to his work.
Mohammad has a BSc in Electronics and communications from Cairo university, a MSEE in micro and nano technology from Ohio university, and he has done graduate studies in Signal processing and AI from Helwan university.
Rohde & Schwarz
Taro Eichler, Technology Manager
Taro Eichler is Market Segment and Technology Manager for wireless communications at Rohde & Schwarz in Munich, Germany. His main focus is on wireless communications technologies for 5G and beyond. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz, Taro worked for Intel Corporation as specialist for photonics communication solutions and for NTT Basic Research Laboratories. He also worked on research projects at The University of Tokyo in the field of quantum optics. He started his research career at the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics while completing his studies in physics at the Technical University of Munich, and earned his PhD in physics from the University of Bonn, Germany.