James Komiak from BAE Systems to Keynote Amplifier Track at EDI CON USA

This year at the 1st EDI CON USA 2016 conference and exhibition, James Komiak, a renowned amplifier expert and Global Engineering/Scientific Fellow at BAE Systems, will be kicking off the conference’s amplifier track on Tuesday September 20 th at 9:30 AM with a keynote talk. Taking place September 20-22 in Boston, Mass. at the Hynes Convention Center, the EDI CON USA brings together engineers working on high-frequency analog and high-speed digital designs for learning and networking opportunities.

As a leading expert in the field of power amplifier design, Dr. Komiak is an IEEE Fellow and Distinguished Microwave Lecturer. He has 37 years of experience in system, module, and MMIC design for electronic warfare, communication, and radar applications. Currently he is a BAE Systems Global Engineering/Scientific Fellow. He has more than 100 publications and 12 patents, and received the Martin Marietta Jefferson Cup Award for "Outstanding Technical Leadership in Development and Demonstration of High Power and High Efficiency Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit Amplifiers and T/R Modules for Phased Array Radar." His work is represented in the MTT Symposium MMIC Historical Exhibit: "World's First Octave Band MMIC with Power Output in Excess of 10 Watts (1989)."  

His talk at the conference is called “Microwave and Millimeter Wave Power Amplifiers:  Technology, Applications, Benchmarks, and Future Trends,” where he promises to address the state of the art in power amplifier device technologies, covering UHF through sub-millimeter wave frequencies. Topics will include Si LDMOS, PHEMT, InP HEMT/MHEMT and GaN HEMT.

BAE Systems is also a conference sponsor for EDI CON USA 2016. In addition to keynote talks, this technical conference will include 30-minute technical sessions, 40-minute workshops, short courses, and panels, as well as educational and training programming in the Frequency Matters Theater, demonstrations in the Signal Integrity Zone, and poster sessions on the exhibition floor.

This event is a technical conference and exhibition that is designed for engineers and system integrators working with current technologies and methodologies to develop the electronic systems required today. Building on four successful years in China, this event platform is launching in the USA starting in Boston, Mass. where there is a high concentration of electronic design engineers including both high-frequency and high-speed digital designers working in the commercial as well as aerospace markets. Organizers expect to attract more than 3,000 attendees during the 3-day event with close to 100 technical presentations, including workshops, short courses, and panels. The technical sessions are arranged around tracks that are focused on RF & microwave design, high-speed digital design, measurement & modeling, systems engineering, and 5G advanced communications.