To satisfy the need for more data we need mobile, RF systems in the hands of consumers that enables higher data rates. Higher data rates not just for consumption, but also for sharing their mobile creations. While 5G on the whole looks to fulfill this promise it is not necessarily through the new specifications themselves, but rather through enabling much wider bandwidth frequency ranges, because bandwidth is what we need for truly higher data rates. From re-farming LTE bands to 5G, new sub-6GHz bands, mmW, or carrier aggregation (CA) combinations of all of the above the focus is on bandwidth. However, dealing with wide bandwidth signals in a mobile environment in and amongst other users is not a trivial task. Qorvo is up to the challenge and is focusing on helping handset OEMs solve these problems. By using state of the art GaAs and SOI technologies our new 5G products are aimed squarely at delivering and receiving high quality, wide bandwidth signals; putting the power of 5G in consumers hands, no matter what frequency mobile operators choose to deploy.
Ben Thomas is Qorvo’s Director of Mobile 5G Business Development. Prior to this, Mr. Thomas held various positions such as Director of Technical Marketing, Advanced Cellular Power Platforms, Director of Corporate Relations, Business Development Manager and other sales roles throughout Asia. In addition to his current position at Qorvo, he also serves as the company’s delegate to the 3GPP RAN4 standardization body. Mr. Thomas received his MBA from Wake Forest University’s School of Business and his BSEE at the Georgia Institute of Technology.