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The industry has spoken about the benefits of “real 5G” and the transformative aspects of mmWave performance, latency, and throughput. At the same time the pundits have lamented over the cost and complexity of deployment. If we are able to address these challenges in the near-term, across different applications and use cases, we will be able to achieve the 5G mmWave benefits. From there we will be able to evolve and expand the capabilities of the networks far beyond anything imagined. This will enable the vision of next generation of wireless with powerful combination of sensing and communication at THz frequencies. Today, companies have demonstrated the first step of ubiquitous coverage with select operators across different indoor and outdoor use cases. This first step will continue to evolve as we drive towards higher levels of performance in future 3GPP networks.
Reza Rofougaran is an engineering executive, inventor and entrepreneur. He is a pioneering figure in the wireless communications industry, his engineering and patent contributions have helped change the way we live. He is best known for pioneering RF CMOS technology and led the integration of the RF radio with digital processors to enable short range wireless connectivity, Bluetooth, and short-range wireless network, Wi-Fi, and millimeter RF. As of 2008, the radio transceivers in all wireless networking devices and modern mobile phones are mass-produced as RF CMOS devices. Mr. Rofougaran received his BS in 1986, MS in 1988, PhD in 1998 all in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.
He is an inventor in 869 U.S. patents and named to the list of prolific inventors. Mr. Rofougaran is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contribution to integration of RF radios into single chip CMOS technology and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In 2018, Mr. Rofougaran received IEEE Industrial Pioneer award, for research in RF CMOS and the industrialization of single-chip CMOS radio-on-chip that enable today’s smartphones. He was also recognized by UCLA as a pioneering figure in the wireless communications industry and a prolific inventor, awarded the UCLA 2018 Alumnus of the Year. In 2021, he was inducted to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for the development of radio system-on-a-chip technology for wireless networking.