Early-Bird Registration Open Until May 20; Social Media Integrated
BALTIMORE, MD, March 28, 2011
Professor J. David Rhodes, CBS, FRS, FR Engineering Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds, will be the plenary session speaker on Monday, June 6, at the IEEE MTT-S 2011 International Microwave Symposium (IMS).
Since founding Filtronic more than 30 years ago, Rhodes has received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) from the Queen as well as numerous Technology and Export awards including the Microwave Prize.
In his plenary session talk, “Migration of WCDMA and 4G LTE into Existing Cellular Bands,” Rhodes will discuss issues and design techniques for optimizing WCDMA and LTE performance. IMS2011 will be held June 5-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Early-bird registration for IMS2011 is open now and will be available until May 20.
“Gaining insight into strategy and development from a royally decorated expert who helped shape the industry is invaluable to anyone in our field,” said Jeffrey M. Pond, IMS general chair. “By sharing his deep knowledge of design techniques and connecting them to present challenges, Rhodes will undoubtedly equip attendees with information they can apply to their respective projects and endeavors.”
Rhodes has received the OBE and CBE from the Queen and several Technology and Export Awards. From Leeds University he received the BSc. Ph.D., D.Sc., and Honorary D.Eng degrees and further honorary degrees from Bradford and Napier Universities. He is a fellow of the IEEE, IET, RAE, The Royal Society, and a Foreign Associate of the Academy of Engineering.
He has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Browder J. Thompson Award, The Guillimin – Cauer Award, and the Microwave Career Award all from the IEEE together with the CASS Golden Jubilee Medal and the Third Millenium Medal, The JJ Thompson Medal and the Faraday Medal from the IET, The Mountbatten Medal from the National Electronics Council, The Mullard Award from the Royal Society, and the premier distinction from the Royal Academy of Engineering of The Prince Philip Gold Medal. He also has received the European Microwave Career Award and many business awards.
He founded Filtronic plc more than 30 years ago and grew it into an international microwave company with 10 operations on four continents with peak sales of $0.5 billion and a market capitalization of $2.5 billion. He retired four years ago and has grown a new business within the private company Isotek Electronics Ltd., in the area of microwave subsystems. It recently has been acquired by Filtronic plc. The remaining Isotek business, which develops and manufactures hyperbaric welding systems for sea depths down to 4,000 meters, has continued to grow under his ownership. He is also an Emeritus Professor at Leeds University.
Early-bird registration for IMS2011 is available until May 20 and offers a 25% discount. Registration fees will go up slightly during the advance registration phase from May 21 until June 3, and then onsite registration will be offered. In addition to IMS2011, Microwave Week includes the collocated RFIC Symposium and the ARFTG Conference. http://ims2011.mtt.org/Registration/IMS_registration.html
IMS Goes Social
New this year, all of the latest updates, news, and information on IMS2011 can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn as well as the IMS2011 App for iPad, iPhone, and iTouch. Now attendees can browse more than 1,000 presenters and create a personalized schedule all via connected devices. The free application can be downloaded at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ims2011/id423819167?mt=8&ls=1
The International Microwave Symposium is the annual conference and exhibition of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). IMS features a large trade show with more than 500 exhibitors and a technical program with more than 165 technical sessions, workshops, and panel sessions covering wireless communications, radar, RF technologies, high-frequency semiconductors, and electromagnetics for a variety of commercial and military applications. http://ims2011.mtt.org