How Far Can Hardware Technologies Stretch and Scale on the Way to 6G?

Start date: Wed, May 25th 2022 11:30 AM CET

The evolution of telecoms technology has tended to ‘more’ – more performance, more computing power, more antennas, more complexity. Are we reaching a point where the hardware evolution the industry has worked with can no longer sensibly keep up? If so, what are the alternatives? Do we have technologies that can take us forward? Join us to find out in this hard-hitting session.


  • Aarno Parssinnen
    Aarno Parssinnen
    Professor, University of Oulu

    Aarno Pärssinen received the Doctor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, in 2000. In 1996, he was a Research Visitor at the University of California at Santa Barbara. From 2000 to 2011 he was with Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland where he served as a member of Nokia CEO Technology Council from 2009 to 2011. From 2011 to 2013, he was at Renesas Mobile Corporation, Helsinki, Finland and then joined Broadcom, Helsinki, Finland as part of business acquisition until September 2014. Since September 2014 he has been with University of Oulu, Centre for Wireless Communications, Finland where he is currently a Professor. He leads Devices and Circuits research area in 6G flagship program financed by Academy of Finland. His research interests include wireless systems and transceiver architectures for wireless communications with special emphasis on the RF and analog integrated circuit and system design. He has authored and co-authored one book, two book chapters, more than 150 international journal and conference papers and holds several patents. He is also one of the original contributors to Bluetooth low energy extension, now called as BT LE. He served as a member of the technical program committee of Int. Solid-State Circuits Conference in 2007-2017, chairing the wireless subcommittee in 2014-2017.

  • Wonbin Hong
    Wonbin Hong
    Mueunjae Chair Associate Professor, Postech

    Wonbin Hong received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette in 2004 and Masters and Ph.D. also in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2005 and 2009 respectively. As of 2016 February, Dr. Hong is with the Department of Electrical Engineering at POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology) as an associate professor. He currently holds the Mueunjae Chaired Professorship. From 2009 to 2016, he was with Samsung Electronics as a principal and senior engineer. Learn more...

  • Piet Wambacq
    Piet Wambacq
    imec Fellow, imec

    Piet Wambacq received the PhD. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 1996. Since 1996 he works with imec, Belgium where he is currently Fellow. He is also part-time professor with the University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium. He authored or co-authored 6 books and more than 350 scientific papers. His main interests are in analog, RF and mm-wave IC design for wireless communication and sensing applications. He has been in the program committee of solid-state circuit design conferences such as ESSCIRC and ISSCC. He is the Program Chair for ISSCC 2023.

  • Liang Liu
    Liang Liu
    Professor, University of Lund

    Liang Liu is Associate Professor at the department of Electronical and Information Technology (EIT), Lund University, Sweden. Liang Liu received his Ph.D. degree in 2010 from Fudan University, China. He joined Lund University as Post-doc in 2010 and was Assistant Professor 2014-2015. His main research interests are digital integrated circuit design and prototype systems development for wireless communication and machine learning applications. Liang Liu is active in several EU and Swedish national projects, including H2020-ECSEL BEYOND5, H2020 REINDEER, FP7 MAMMOET, SSF Large Intelligent Surfaces. Liang Liu is one of the main developers of the LuMaMi massive MIMO testbed. Liang Liu is board member of the Swedish Chapter of the IEEE Joint Solid-State Circuits and Circuits and Systems Society. He is also a member of the Technical Committee for VLSI Systems and Applications and CAS for Communication of the IEEE Circuit and Systems Society.

  • Herbert Zirath
    Herbert Zirath
    Professor High Speed Electronics, Chalmers University

    Since 1996, he is a Professor in High Speed Electronics at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, MC2, at Chalmers University. His main research interests include MMIC designs for wireless communication and sensor applications based on III-V, III-N, Graphene, and silicon devices. He is author/co-author of more than 600 refereed journal/conference papers, h-index of 49, and holds 5 patents. At the moment, his main focus is to develop highly integrated front-end receive/transmit chip-sets for high data rate communication and radar applications in the D/G/H-bands 110-325 GHz. He is a co-founder of Gotmic AB, a company developing highly integrated frontend MMIC chip-sets for 60 GHz and E/W/D-band wireless communication and sensing. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

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