As Director for the Advanced Semiconductor Applications/Advanced Defense Systems Services, Eric Higham supplies analysis of the dynamics and trends for processes, technologies and components in wired, wireless and defense markets. His areas of research include 4G, 5G and emerging 6G wireless networks, fiber optic networks, CATV, millimeter wave communications, broadband, military radar, EW and communications applications.
Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Eric worked in a variety of engineering, business development and marketing roles for Raytheon, Micro-Dynamics and MACOM. In these positions, he has been immersed in semiconductor activities in the defense and commercial industries for more than 40 years. He brings a deep understanding of the technical, product and market trends in the compound semiconductor sector.
Eric holds an MSEE degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a BSEE degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
With wireless network generations generally following 10-year development cycles and 5G well into the deployment phase, the industry is on to 6G. We expect 6G will improve on the speed, latency and volume capabilities offered by 5G networks, but 6G also promises to be the link between the physical and virtual world. This presentation will address the vision of 6G and how network architectures and semiconductors must evolve to support the added benefits and features that 6G networks and devices promise.