The 2017 Defence, Security & Space Forum


Speaker: Roger Hall, GM of High Performance Solutions, Infrastructure and Defense Products, Qorvo

Title: Leveraging Technology to Develop Solutions for IoT to the IoS


Only approximately 40% of the world’s population can access the Internet. Through the development of next-generation wireless networking and connectivity, satellite communications can expand global connectivity and the way the world lives and works. The Internet of Space (IoS) will require unique highly linear and efficiency RF products to meet very tough networking challenges for satellites and infrastructure.

As a preferred RF supplier for military and commercial satellite and infrastructure providers, Qorvo is working with many of the leading communications companies to develop critical technology for the IoS in order to provide the next generation communications systems. The rollout of these systems will help to address current capacity and data demand constraints. RF solutions for space and satellite systems will require the highest standards of reliability, operating life and performance. Gallium Nitride (GaN) on SiC was adopted early by the defense suppliers and is quickly emerging as the technology of choice for commercial telecommunications providers, by providing higher power density, higher power output, higher frequencies in a very small form factor.

This presentation will examine in-depth examination of Gallium Nitride technology and how it is proving to be highly reliable and efficient while meeting the demand for more bandwidth for space and satellite communications applications.


Roger Hall is the General Manager of High Performance Solutions at Qorvo, Inc., and leads the overall business as well as program management and applications engineering organizations for the Defense and Aerospace and Wireless Infrastructure markets. Prior to joining Qorvo (formerly TriQuint Semiconductor), Hall held senior positions at Raytheon, Honeywell International/Allied Signal. In this role, he oversees defense and aerospace organizations in support of domestic and international customers. These roles focused on development and production of product portfolios. Hall received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wichita State University as well as an MBA from the University of Arizona.



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