5G Here Sooner Than You Think: What You Need to Know

Presenter: Kevin Walsh, Vice President, Mobile Marketing, Skyworks Solutions, Inc., David Pehlke, Senior Technical Director, Systems Engineering, Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

With the advent of 5G, the next generation of cellular communications, wireless connectivity and Internet access are rapidly approaching. Significant increases in data rates, enhanced coverage, reduced latency, and capacity improvements across different markets and applications are making 5G a disruptive technology – changing user experiences and the way we ubiquitously connect to each other, smart objects and sensors around us. The move to 5G will also impact the broader Internet and cloud services that have revolutionized how we interact with the digital world.

In this webinar, Kevin Walsh and David Pehlke will share their perspectives on how 5G will be deployed across products and networks and the impact 5G will have on the way we ubiquitously connect with each other and everything around us. Specifically, we will address:

- A pragmatic guide to what's next for 5G wireless technology
- Expected timeframes for deployment
- 5G's impact on consumers and users of wireless connectivity and communication technology

Kevin Walsh is Vice President of Mobile Marketing for Skyworks Solutions. He is responsible for supporting mobile operator engagements as well as developing Skyworks' product roadmap and go-to-market strategy for the emerging 5G ecosystem. Prior to joining Skyworks, Kevin held various marketing positions at IBM Semiconductor, Siemens Microelectronics and RF Micro Devices (now Qorvo).

He received a bachelor's of science in electrical engineering (microwave and solid-state semiconductors) from the University of Massachusetts and completed advanced technical marketing work from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Caltech.

David R. Pehlke, Ph.D. is a Senior Technical Director of Systems Engineering at Skyworks Solutions. He is responsible for providing technical direction on product development and partnerships, and advising on next generation communications standards such as 5G. Before working at Skyworks, David held various engineering management positions at Rockwell Science Center, Ericsson Mobile Platforms, Silicon Laboratories and ST-Ericsson.

David received his Ph.D. and M.S.E. in the areas of solid-state device physics and technology optimization of III-V compound semiconductors from the University of Michigan and his S.B.E.E from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He holds 44 issued patents with several others pending, is an IEEE Senior member and presently chairs the IEEE Buenaventura Communications Society.