The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) released their sixth assessment report in August 2021 and the report paints a catastrophic analysis of our current climate, along with several increasingly dystopian views for the future. The main culprit for this view is Carbon Dioxide emissions created by energy generation. This presentation will address some of the results creating this concern, along with a discussion of how 5G and 6G networks are addressing the energy consumption issues. The presentation will close with discussion of how the advantages of compound semiconductors will enable these future, greener networks.
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.