The cellular wireless market continues to expand. The market for wireless handsets is now approaching a billion devices per year with total subscribers already at over two billion persons. From sophisticated products supporting high-end graphics and multimedia to simple voice-only devices for emerging economies, the wireless market is now touching a very large percentage of the world's population. This incredible market is driving considerable technology development spanning a wide range of disciplines. Air interfaces have become quite sophisticated with technologies such as HSDPA, WiMAX, and LTE. Semiconductor electronics now includes technology for single chip integration of RF, analog, memory, and logic on a single die. And applications technology is driving toward sophisticated gaming, video, camera, and audio capability. This talk will provide an update on the major trends in the wireless industry and some of the underlying technologies. Key research challenges and their potential impact on the industry will be discussed.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Free and open to the public