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Ryan Baker is a RF semiconductor sales and marketing professional, currently working as the Product Marketing Manager for the RF division of Wolfspeed, a Cree company. In this role, he is responsible for global strategic marketing of the company’s competitive advantage in gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) transistor and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) products and RF foundry services. Prior to the Wolfspeed spin-off from Cree, he was the North American sales manager for Cree’s RF components and the RF marketing manager.


Ryan obtained his BS undergraduate degree, specializing in high tech management, from San Jose State University and an MBA from North Carolina State University. He volunteers on committees for various conferences, including IEEE WAMICON and IEEE MTT-S IMS. In addition, he co-manages various LinkedIn groups, such as Amplifier Frontier Research.

This Year’s 1ST Time Exhibitors Bring a Global Offering of RF Products

The IMS, the exhibitor segment, is still thriving off of the proven formula of connecting academia, corporations and governments involved in the microwave and RF industry. This year’s host city, San Francisco, hopes to continue to break attendance records. The exhibition is almost completely sold out. For those not staying the entire week, it can be an overwhelming task to try to see and do everything that IMS has to offer.

Below is a quick snap shot of this year’s first time exhibitors. More than 30 new exhibitors hailing from Canada, China, Finland, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom as well as the USA. The companies offer a variety of RF and MW products. The mix of products spans from amplifiers to VNAs, and …iPhones? Yes, even Apple is jumping into the excitement of IMS!

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STEM Program at IMS2016 - Connects the Generations of Current and Future Innovators


Getting youth excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) just has to be easier than getting them to keep their room clean! STEM is important to creating a lasting community of engineers making the world a better place. IMS is the premier engineering event where attendance records are routinely broken and everyone gives back to the community. The IMS STEM program aims to help parents connect with Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave (MW) industry insiders, through this amazing program.

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IMS is growing! Check Out These First Time Exhibitors.

As of the date of this post, IMS2015 has 48 new companies contracted to exhibit. There is quite a mix of international and domestic companies. The types of companies include local service companies, innovative start-ups, and some well known multinational corporations.

Let’s make these first timers feel welcome and help them experience everything that makes IMS the premier event of our industry! To help introduce them to our community, I reached out to a few of the new exhibitors and asked them a few questions. See below for my interview with Neal Mellen at ON Semiconductor – if you consider Q&A over email, an interview.

b2ap3_thumbnail_semiconductor.jpgFirst Time Exhibitor Spotlight – ON Semiconductor, Booth 410, Neal Mellen

We will be promoting our discrete and integrated passive RF devices for low cost, high performance RF components and fixed matching networks, as well as tunable matching solutions for handheld devices. In addition our low cost, low power SoC products for ZigBee 802.15.4 and IoT will be on display.

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Excitement of the New Tradition of the “Kick-off Celebration” IMS2015

At IMS2014 in Tampa, the IMS executive committee chose to start a new tradition, the “Kick-off Celebration!” Registered attendees enjoyed food, live music, beer tents, and cocktail stations sponsored by companies that exhibit at IMS. And who can forget the water skiing show!

The IMS2015 executive committee and sponsors have a wonderful plan to provide you with an amazing experience in Phoenix! This year’s event will take place at the Arizona Science Center. The Arizona Science Center’s areas of focus include: Health & Medicine, Energy & Environment, Technology & Innovation, and Early Childhood Education. There are 300 exhibits in seven themed galleries, including the “My Digital World” exhibit on communications technologies.

The “My Digital World” exhibit has a permanent installation called the Ham Shack for you ham radio enthusiasts. Those that want to know more about ham radios, can connect to Hamfests.

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