Online Panel Series
Title: Online Panel: Who Has the Highest Power GaN Power Amplifiers?
Date: April 19, 2023
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: mmTron, Inc., Integra Technologies, NXP Semiconductors
This panel will discuss new power amplifier innovations such as AI/ML optimization, high efficiency architectures, new thermal solutions, new materials/substrates (GaN on Si versus GaN on SiC versus GaN on diamond), and power combing technologies.
Moderator: Pat Hindle, Media Director, Microwave Journal®
Panelist: Dr. Seyed Tabatabaei, Founder, President & CEO, mmTron, Inc.
Panelist: Tom Kole, VP, Sales and Marketing, Integra Technologies
Panelist: Bruce M. Green, Technical Director, NXP Semiconductors
Panel Participant Bios:
Moderator – Microwave Journal®
Pat Hindle, Media Director
Pat Hindle is media director for Microwave Journal® and has been with the magazine for 12 years. He parlayed his process engineering background into a management role in marketing communications for several leading microwave semiconductor manufacturers including MACOM, Raytheon and Skyworks (Alpha Industries), in addition to working at MIT Nanostructures Laboratory manufacturing X-ray diffraction gratings for space research telescopes like Chandra. He has a B.S. in Materials Science Engineering from Cornell University and MBA from Northeastern University. In his current role as MWJ editorial director, he is responsible for setting MWJ’s editorial direction and developing marketing opportunities for industry clients. He has been the conference manager for EDI CON China and helped launch Signal Integrity™ Journal plus co-hosts the Frequency Matters videos and podcasts.
Dr. Seyed Tabatabaei, Founder, President & CEO
Dr. Seyed Tabatabaei founded mmTron in 2020, inspired to develop disruptive MMIC products that deliver new levels of output power, efficiency, and linearity for mmWave applications.
Previously, Tabatabaei was CEO of Teramics, a design services company also focused on the mmWave markets. His mmWave experience extends to Endwave Corporation, one of the pioneering companies in the industry, where he served as VP of semiconductor products.
Earlier roles include engineering manager of the microelectronics organization within Hewlett Packard (now Keysight Technologies), M/A-COM, and the Laboratory for Physical Sciences.
Dr. Tabatabaei has a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a management certificate from the MIT Sloan School of Business.
Tom Kole, VP, Sales and Marketing
Mr. Kole joined Integra in 2015 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Kole is responsible for the sales strategy, execution and revenue growth across high performance markets ranging from Aerospace & Defense, industrial as well as commercial markets. Previously, Mr. Kole was the Director of Business Development at MACOM Technology Solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Kole served as Director of Sales at Nitronex, which was subsequently acquired by MACOM. Mr. Kole also previously served as the Strategic Business Unit Director for Aerospace and Defense at Sirenza, later acquired by RFMD.
Mr. Kole has over 30 years of engineering, reliability and customer sales expertise in high power RF and Microwave transistors and amplifiers. He currently leads a team of direct sales and marketing professionals and a network of sales representatives serving Integra's global customer base.
Mr. Kole graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Physics and a Masters of Business from Santa Clara University.
Bruce M. Green, Technical Director
Bruce M. Green is a technical director and patent attorney in the NXP RF Power Group where he is responsible for GaN technology strategy and RF-related intellectual property. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University (BYU). He earned the Ph.D. degree from Cornell University where his research focused on the characteristics, optimization, and integrated circuit applications of GaN transistors. He also holds a J.D. degree from Arizona State University. He has published over 25 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and is an inventor listed on over 30 issued and pending U.S. patents. Dr. Green is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is a member of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and the Electron Devices Society. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Bi-CMOS and Compound IC Technology Symposium (BCICTS).